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soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Reform Judaism (10/12)
Section - Question 18.6.5: The Rabbinate: What other courses of study are available?

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                                  Answer:
   
   In Los Angeles, the HUC-JIR Irwin Daniels School of Jewish Communal
   Service offers the following programs:
    1. DOUBLE MASTERS 
          + Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Master of
            Social Work (24 months, 90 credits). Joint with USC or
            Washington Univ, St. Louis)
          + Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Master of
            Public Admin. (24 months, 82 credits)
          + Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Master of
            Science in Gerontology (24 months, 86 credits)
          + Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Communications
            Management (24 months, 82 credits)
    2. SINGLE MASTERS 
          + Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service (54 credits). A
            concentration in synagogue management is also available.
    3. JOINT MASTERS 
          + Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Master of Arts
            in Jewish Education (24 months, 110 credits)
          + Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Master of Arts
            in Judaic Studies (24 months, 110 credits)
       The two programs above also require a year's residency in Israel.
       
   Courses in these programs include the Jewish Family and Jewish
   Community; Jewish Communal Institutes; Biblical and Rabbinic Sources;
   Jewish History; Fund Raising and Financial Resource Development;
   Trends in Modern Judaism; Contemporary Jewish Isuses; the Development
   of the American Synagogue; Management Information Systems; Organizing
   and Facilitating Support Groups; Understanding Communal Themes Through
   Traditional Sources; Leadership and Organizational Management;
   Planning, Allocating, and Decision Making in the Jewish Community;
   Fiscal Management; Jewish Components of Community Practics; Jewish
   Social and Political Policy; Boundaries of Normative Jewish Behavior;
   and other similar courses.
   
   Graduates of these programs work in federations, centers, Jewish
   family services, camps, Bureaus of Jewish education, congragations,
   etc.
   
   For those interested in education, the HUC-JIR Rhea Hirsch School of
   Education offers a course of study designed for those interested in
   careers in Jewish education.
   
   For information on either of these programs, write to:
   
    HUC-JIR
    3077 University Avenue
    Los Angeles CA 90007-3796
    
   In addition, the Cincinatti branch of HUC-JIR is home for the School
   of Graduate Stuides, which is a leading center for study and research
   in the areas of the Bible, ancient Near Eastern languages, Hellenistic
   studies, Jewish religious thought, philosophy and history. For more
   information, write:
   
    HUC-JIR
    3101 Clifton Avenue
    Cincinnati OH 45220
    USA
    
   Information on all of HUCs programs can be found at
   [5]http://www.huc.edu/catalog/progs.html

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