Certificate Program Application


Applications are now closed for Cohort V.



To apply to Yeshiva University’s Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education, you will need to submit the following:

  • A complete application form (This includes a 45-second video biography)
  • You may substitute one of the essay answers with a multimedia or visual presentation (e.g. 1-3 minute YouTube clip, poster, audio file, etc.).
  • A current, high resolution head shot of yourself
  • A resume
  • Two references (Should be individuals who can attest to your personal character and commitment to Jewish education/communal work.)



Acceptance to Cohort V of the YU Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education is on a rolling basis. We might accept, reject and waitlist applicants before the application deadline and strongly recommend that all applicants complete applications in advance of the January 26th deadline.

Those who are not immediately accepted will be waitlisted until after the application deadline. These applications will be reviewed by the selection committee in February.

Applicants will be informed of final status by the end of February.

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“While I originally expected the impact of the program to be on Rabbi Pollack’s informal programming in the school, it has had perhaps a greater impact on his classroom.  His students have cherished the change and have experienced learning halacha in a fresh, meaningful way.  Seeing the benefits of an experiential type of learning, students of other teachers have now been requesting similar opportunities in their classes.  The bar has been raised!”
Rabbi Avery Joel Principal, Stark High School Fuchs Mizrachi School


“The Center for the Jewish Future at YU is a leader in so many educational fields and foremost amongst them, the nascent field of Jewish Experiential Education. The Head of our Experiential Education Department at our school took part in the inaugural certificate program in 2011/2012. The enormous contribution of this program was by providing excellence, depth and relevance into this fledgling field. Our Head who participated, came back invigorated with intellectual depth, systematic thinking and practical tools which is making a significant difference to our schools experiential department on a daily basis.”
Rabbi Laurence Perez, Head of School,Yeshiva College Schools