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Bellows Eshkolot

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The Bellows Eshkolot Educators Institute for Tanakh and Jewish Studies is a year-long 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.

The Eshkolot curriculum includes courses in Tanakh and Parshanut, Torah Sh’Beal Peh, Jewish Thought and Education.  The fellows are trained in advanced pedagogic methodology and the most up-to-date technological tools, 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.

Eshkolot offers a limited number of financial aid grants of up to $10,000 for outstanding candidates. Priority for grants is given to students who commit to teach in North America for a minimum of two years upon completion of the program.

Eshkolot is currently accepting applications for its fifth cohort 2020-2021. Apply today!

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Schedule

Sunday

Biblical Exegesis (Rashi and Ramban) & Biblical Hebrew
Simi Peters
9:00-10:30
Shivat Tzion: The Second Temple Period
Rav Alex Israel
11:00-12:20
Pedagogic Seminar: Teaching the Five Megillot
Rabbanit Shani Taragin
12:45-14:20
The Prophets & The Writings: Survey & Analysis
Rav Avia HaCohen
14:30-15:45

Tuesday

Semester 1: Biblical Exegesis: Rashi, Rashbam, Ibn Ezra
Rivka Bash
8:45-10:00
Semester 2: Methodology of Teaching
Dr. Ariella Agatstein
8:45-10:00
Seminar: 10 Commandments
Dafna Siegman
10:15-11:30
Pedagogic Seminar: Teaching the Five Books of Torah
Rav Menachem Leibtag
12:00-15:00

Wednesday

Pedagogic Seminar: Paradigms of Leadership in the Book of Shmuel
Chaviva Shpeter
9:00-10:15
Methodology in Midrash: Understanding and teaching
Simi Peters
10:30-11:45
Introduction to Bible
Dr. Yael Ziegler
12:00-13:15
Methods & Methodology in Tanakh Pedagogy
Guest Lecturers
14:15-16:00
Methods & Methodology in Tanakh Pedagogy
Anat Bazak
14:15-16:00
Times
Year-long program
Four days a week

For aspiring Jewish educators and experienced teachers.

Requirements
Bachelor's Degree and prior Tanakh knowledge

Matan Jerusalem

Rashbag 30, Jerusalem

Limited number of financial grants of up to $10,000 offered to outstanding candidates
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