Kol-Bo Program Course Requirements

Please note: Courses are 2 credits each unless otherwise indicated.

BIBLE (12 credits)

Introduction to Bible
Introduction to Parshanut
Leadership in the Bible/ Nevi’im Rishonim
Electives (6 credits)

HEBREW (27 credits)

Hebrew I (2 trimesters, 4 credits each)
Hebrew II (2 trimesters, 4 credits each)
Hebrew III (2 trimesters, 4 credits each)
Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew Phonetics and Morphology (1 credit) 

HISTORY (8 credits)

Great Ideas and Debates of Jewish History (4 credits)
American Jewish History, Society, and Culture*
Israeli History, Society and Culture 

LITURGY (11 credits)

Introduction to Liturgy
Shabbat Liturgy
Festival Liturgy
Yamim Noraim Liturgy
Tefillah and Seminar (with multiple courses totaling 3 credits)

PHILOSOPHY (11 credits)

Medieval Philosophy
Modern Philosophy
Personal Theology
Mysticism Elective
Pluralism
Bio-Ethics (1 credit)

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS (24 credits)

Pastoral Counseling I
Pastoral Counseling II
Homiletics (1 credit)
Education (2 trimesters, 2 credits each)
Life Cycle I
Life Cycle II
Conversion (1 credit)
Chaplaincy (1 credit)
Fieldwork Support Seminar (4 trimesters, 0 credits)
Core Concepts Seminar (4 trimesters, 0 credits)
Difficult Conversations (1 credit)
Musical Skills I (0 credits)
Musical Skills II (0 credits)
Musical Skills III (2 credits)
Empowering Community through Singing (Guitar)
Conducting (1 credit)
Music of the Life Cycle (1 credit)
Entrepreneurial Skills

RABBINICS/HALAKHAH (26 credits)

Introduction to Mishna
Introduction to Talmud (2 trimesters, 2 credits each)
Intermediate Talmud (2 trimesters, 2 credits each)
Advanced Talmud (2 trimesters, 2 credits each)
Midrash I
Introduction to Codes (2 trimesters, 2 credits)
Intermediate Codes
Advanced Codes
Introduction to Responsa

SPIRITUALITY (4 credits)

Architecture of Ritual
Sacred Arts

CANTILLATION (6 credits)

Cantillation I: Torah and Haftarah (2 credits)
Cantillation II: Yamim Noraim and Eikhah (2 credits)
Cantillation III: Shalosh Regalim and Esther (2 credits)

NUSAH** (25 credits)

Introduction to Modes (1 credit)
Shabbat I (4 credits)
Shabbat II (4 credits)
Yamim Noraim I (4 credits)
Yamim Noraim II (4 credits)
Shalosh Regalim I (4 credits)
Hol and Minor Festivals (4 credits)

PEACE STUDIES (6 credits)

Introduction to Peace Studies
Community Building Through Peace Studies
Music and Conflict Resolution

Total: 160 credits

* Note that students living outside of the United States may take a comparable course in the Jewish History and Culture of their country instead of American Jewish History, Society, and Culture.
** All nusah classes meet twice weekly, with one didactic session, and one ‘lab/coaching’ session to review and hone the application of the material covered. Attendance at both sessions is required.