Focused on Social Justice and Global Activism
This Masters Program, in partnership with University of Haifa, is a unique opportunity for activists and scholars who are interested in deepening their knowledge of Jewish texts and history, while developing a practice of activism inspired by Jewish values. The program will include special focus on the Jewish social justice tradition, in addition to a service component through Tevel b'Tzedek's rural community development program in Zambia.
Who should apply?
Structure and Curriculum
The Overall structure of the program will be divided between a full academic year – two semesters, with one whole day of courses per week- and a semester with Tevel b’Tzedek in Zambia.
The MA in Jewish Studies, is a 36 point (9 classes) degree. The MA is earned over two semesters at the University of Haifa (28 points) and a third semester abroad (8 points) in a Tevel b’Tzedek program. The Jewish Studies courses will explore topics relevant to Tevel b’Tzedek, including “Social Justice in the Hebrew Bible,” “Justice and Charity in Rabbinic Literature,” “Community and the ‘Other’ in Medieval Jewish History,” and “Jewish Esotericism: A Magical-Mystery Tour.” Suitable candidates may also take courses offered by the University of Haifa’s International Program including the ‘MBA with Specialization in Sustainability,’ ‘Diplomacy Studies,’ and ‘Peace and Conflict Management.’
The Program in Zambia will be divided between a service element, and an academic curriculum.
Within the service element, participants will take on specific volunteer roles with local organizations working in the field of Rural Sustainable Development, for example:
Enrollment is on a rolling basis, with the last day of
Tuition at University of Haifa’s International school for 2021-2022 academic year is $11,339, including tuition and service fees. Some additional registration fees apply, in addition to dorm costs if required. For further information on tuition look here.
Participation in Tevel’s service program requires additional payment:
Any Accredited degree in the Humanities will suffice, but there is preference for background in Jewish Studies. For a full list of requirements, please look here >
Currently we are preparing Service options within Tevel’s Zambia program. Later on additional options will be available.
Tevel b’Tzedek is an Israeli non-profit, established in 2006. Our mission is to transform the lives of rural communities in low income countries, by creating sustainable economic development and investing in human and social capital in the community level. For our upcoming Zambia program, we have partnered with several excellent local organizations, and will be working with them to create better living conditions and futures for rural communities.
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