Davidson School to Offer Full Tuition for Accepted 2010 MA Applicants

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950
Email: nijacobson@jtsa.edu

February 4, 2010, New York, NY

The Jewish Theological Seminary’s (JTS) William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education will provide full tuition fellowships for exceptional master’s degree applicants using funds provided by a generous grant from The Jim Joseph Foundation.

In September 2009 JTS received a $3.7 million grant from The Jim Joseph Foundation in recognition of its leadership in Jewish education. The award was part of a $12 million grant over five years to the three leading training institutions for Jewish educators in North America—JTS, the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and Yeshiva University—for the purpose of significantly increasing the number and quality of highly trained and knowledgeable Jewish educators.

The Davidson School’s MA curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in Judaica and education, in addition to fostering religious development and personal growth. The Davidson School offers full-time, part-time, and distance learning MA programs in Jewish Education with opportunities for electives in day school education, synagogue school administration, and informal and community education. Through the JTS Consortium with Teachers College, there are opportunities to study early childhood education, special education, and arts education.

Started as a school of education in 1996 through the generous support of William Davidson (z"l) of Detroit, The Davidson School is America's largest pluralistic school of Jewish education. Its mission is to prepare Jewish educational practitioners and leaders through research, professional training, and curriculum development in order to achieve uniform academic excellence and love of learning in Jewish educational settings across the country.

Interested applicants can learn about the MA degree at www.jtsa.edu/davidson, and they can contact Director of Admissions Abby Eisenberg at (212) 678-8022 or abeisenberg@jtsa.edu., Applications are due May 1, 2010, and all applicants will be evaluated for fellowships. To view the application and its requirements, click http://my.jtsa.edu/ics/Admissions/.

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