About The Program

The Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education is an immersive training program for outstanding in-service Jewish educators with at least three years of experience, that aims to strengthen, professionalize and transform the field of Experiential Jewish Education and its impact on Jewish identity, life and community.

Over the course of nine months, through three in-person seminars coupled with online learning, participants in the Certificate Program study and apply the theories, methods and guiding principles of Experiential Jewish Education.

Each seminar is conducted as an immersive cohort experience that includes frontal, experiential and peer-to-peer learning, as well as group reflection, mentorship opportunities and practical application workshops.

Between seminars, participants are provided with ongoing webinars, and are required to complete reading and writing assignments. 

Over the course of the program, participants are assigned to mentors who work with them individually and in group settings. Mentors also facilitate connections to networks and resources necessary for the participants’ success.

In addition, program participants receive one-on-one guidance to help them apply what they learn in the program to their work and practice.

To graduate, participants are required to complete an individually designed Impact Project. The goal of the Impact Project is to create and execute an initiative that integrates Experiential Jewish Education foundations in participants’ workspaces while advancing their personal development and practice as experiential Jewish educators.

The Impact Project is conceptualized and developed with the help of the EJE staff. It is finalized by the end of the Certificate Program and presented to the cohort.

Admission requirements

  • Completed B.A.
  • Three years of relevant field experience
  • Application form
  • Updated resume
  • References