Graduate Degree in Israel Education at the George Washington University

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ADVANCING EXCELLENCE IN ISRAEL EDUCATION

This academic degree offers professionals the inspiration and strategies to place Israel Education at the heart of Jewish communal life. This program was created through a partnership between The iCenter and the George Washington University, with generous support from the Marcus Foundation.

The hybrid learning structure is designed for working professionals. Generous merit scholarships are offered for all students.

Enrich your understanding of education, Israel, and Israeli society

Earn a Graduate Certificate in Year 1

Advance your studies, earn a Master's Degree in Year 2 (eligible students can apply in Year 1)

 

Learn with and from renowned faculty

Join a premier network of educators from across North America and Israel

JOIN THE NEXT GENERATION OF ISRAEL EDUCATORS

The field of Israel Education is one of the most important new areas of Jewish professional growth and impact in the 21st century. These programs are aimed at Jewish educators and communal professionals who want to make Israel education a full-time profession, as well as Jewish professionals (educators, community and organizational leaders, clergy) who want to develop competencies for Israel education. Leading agencies and educational settings in which our students currently work include:

  • AIPAC
  • Alums for Campus Fairness
  • Authentic Israel
  • BBYO
  • Camp Massad
  • Camp Solelim
  • Camp Yavneh
  • Campus Hillels
  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies
  • Embassy of Israel
  • Hand in Hand
  • Hillel International
  • Israel Policy Forum
  • Israeli Ministry of Defense
  • JCCs
  • Jewish Colorado

  • Jewish Community Relations Council
  • Jewish Federation of Orange County
  • Jewish Federation of Palm Beach Country
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis
  • Maccabi USA
  • Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School
  • Onward Israel
  • Perlman Camp
  • Rockdale Temple
  • Rodeph Shalom School
  • Samis Foundation
  • Shorashim (Birthright Israel)
  • Stand With Us
  • Temple Beth Abraham
  • Temple Ohev Shalom
  • The iCenter
  • The Israeli Ministry of Education
  • The Jewish Agency
  • The Jewish Federation
  • The McGillis School
  • The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • Universidad Hebraica
  • Woodstock Jewish Congregation
  • World Zionist Organization

SEMINAR DATES

Seminar dates are tentative and subject to change. Click to download a detailed seminar schedule.

YEAR 1
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Two Education Courses

Two Israel Studies Courses

Week-long Seminar in Israel

Individualized Mentoring

YEAR 2
MASTER'S DEGREE

Two Advanced Education Courses

Two Interdisciplinary Elective Courses

Hebrew Language Course

Professional Portfolio Project

APPLICATIONS

Applications are now open. Please contact Ari Feinstein with any questions.

  • Complete Step 1 of The iCenter online application
  • Select applicants will be invited to Step 2, an interview with program faculty. Interviews will take place between April 25-May 6. Prior to the interview, applicants will be asked to submit their unofficial undergraduate transcript(s) / גיליון ציונים to The iCenter for review.
  • Following the interview, select applicants will be asked to submit Step 3 of The iCenter’s online application, which includes a letter of reference and graduate transcripts (if applicable).
  • Recommended applicants will be asked to submit their formal GW application, and its $80 application fee, directly to the university via their online portal.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

TUITION

Total cost per student, including academic credit hours, materials, travel, and room and board is $25,000/year. Thanks to generous support from the Marcus Foundation, all students accepted into the program receive significant scholarship benefits.

Year One (Graduate Certificate)
Each student receives significant scholarship funds and is only responsible for $4,400, with the hope that students’ employers will assist in the funding of their participation.

Year Two (Master's Degree)
Each student receives significant scholarship funds and is responsible for only $6,600, with the hope that students’ employers will assist in the funding of their participation.

Additional financial assistance is available. Please contact Erika Vogel for more information.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Erika Vogel for more information about the Graduate Degree Program.

אירועים קרובים

Upcoming Events

April

01

Deadline for Cohort 5 Application

Step 1 of the application must be submitted by this date. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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April

13

Pro Seminar Series #5

The Pro Seminar Series is an arena where practitioners and learners from the GW/iCenter graduate degree program can continue to build community and reflect on their ideas and experiences from the field.

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February

23

Pro Seminar Series #4

The Pro Seminar Series is an arena where practitioners and learners from the GW/iCenter graduate degree program can continue to build community and reflect on their ideas and experiences from the field.

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June

15

Pro Seminar Series #6

The Pro Seminar Series is an arena where practitioners and learners from the GW/iCenter graduate degree program can continue to build community and reflect on their ideas and experiences from the field.

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    Union for Reform Judaism
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    Talmud Torah of Minneapolis
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    Ramat Gan Municipality
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    Hillel at Binghamton
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    Gilo Community Center
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    Northwestern Hillel
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    Ministry of Diaspora Affairs
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    Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School
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    Universidad Hebraica
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    Congregation Temple Israel
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    The iCenter
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    The Jewish Agency
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    The Department of Education
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    CSAIR
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    Temple Sinai
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    JAFI
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    B’nei Jeshurun
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    GW Hillel
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    JAFI - Hillels of Georgia
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    Israel Religious Action Center
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    William and Mary Hillel
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    Israel-American Council
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    Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School
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    JAFI
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    Hillel at Binghamton
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    Universidad Hebraica
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    Congregation Temple Israel
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    The Jewish Agency
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    Maccabi USA
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    Samis Foundation
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    JAFI
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    The iCenter
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    The Jewish Agency
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    NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
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    Hillel International
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    Maccabi USA
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    Temple Sinai
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    Rockdale Temple
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    Rodeph Sholom School
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The Graduate Degree in Israel Education is made possible by the generous support of The Marcus Foundation.