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 from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem or the Azrielli Graduate School, 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 fourth cohort 2019-20. Apply today!