The Bellows Eshkolot Educators Institute for Tanakh and Jewish Studies is a 10 month, masters level program training female Jewish educators to become master teachers and leaders in Jewish schools in the Diaspora. The Institute is ideal for women starting their careers in Jewish education and for experienced teachers who want to enrich their knowledge and sharpen their skills.
We currently offer three study tracks:
Track 1: High Scool Internship Program in North America
This internship track is geared towards educators beginning their Jewish educational careers. Classes meet 3 times a week on Zoom during EST day time hours. The internship includes a travel stipend for a ten day advanced Tanakh training seminar in Matan Jerusalem in 2022.
Track 2: Professional Development Fellowship
This track was specifically designed for the North American educator who is looking to deepen her Tanach knowledge and broaden her pedigogical methods. With classes on Sunday, this fellowship is perfect for the busy educator who already has classroom expereince. The fellowship includes a travel stipend for a ten day advanced Tanakh training seminar in Matan Jerusalem in 2022.
Track 3: Israel Fellowship
Our flagship program located in Matan Jerusalem. Classes are held in person on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am-5:00pm.
Track 3 offers a limited number of financial aid grants of up to 7,200nis for outstanding candidates. Priority for grants is given to students who commit to teach for a minimum of two years upon completion of the program.
The Eshkolot curriculum includes courses in Tanakh and Parshanut, Jewish Thought and Education. The fellows are trained in advanced pedagogic methodology, enabling them to teach in formal and informal settings, in a way that is challenging, relevant and inspiring.
Courses are taught by the highest caliber scholars who are recognized in the fields of Tanakh, Jewish Studies and Pedagogy.
While studying in Eshkolot, students have the option to pursue a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education and to receive credit for a portion of their Eshkolot courses.
Graduates of Eshkolot are sought after by Jewish schools in North America, and are highly regarded in the institutions where they teach. Eshkolot has raised the bar and set a new standard of excellence for Tanakh and Jewish Studies teachers.
Limited tuition scholarships are available for elligible candidates.
Eshkolot is currently accepting applications for its sixth cohort 2021-2022. Apply today!
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