Message from the Dean

At the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education, our academic program is an incubator for outstanding leadership, where we model that to lead is to teach, and to teach is to lead. 

Davidson students pursue their academic passions—Israel studies, the arts, sacred texts, literature, ritual, Jewish history—while connecting this learning to practical instruction in Jewish education with our superb faculty and customized field placements under the guidance of experienced mentors. Our students engage with big Jewish ideas across multiple disciplines and gain the skills to support learners at all ages and stages in finding meaning in the Jewish tradition.

The William Davidson School prepares you to become a leading innovator in Jewish education. Our graduates are change agents, exemplars of creative leadership, and committed to advancing Jewish circles of inclusion, equity, and diverse perspectives.

As a William Davidson School graduate, you will join hundreds of alumni who are highly sought-after educators and leaders across denominations, holding positions in synagogue programs, entrepreneurial nonprofits, day schools, summer camps, JCCs, early childhood centers, and more.

You will also become part of a network of students and graduates who embrace the value of supporting one another in our mission to cultivate Jewish living and learning.

I invite you to become a part of our special learning community.

Dr. Shira D. Epstein
The William Davidson School