Graduate Degree in Israel Education at the George Washington University

 

ADVANCING EXCELLENCE IN ISRAEL EDUCATION

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

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 apply 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 Experiential Jewish Education Courses

Two Israel Studies Courses

Week-long Seminar in Israel

Individualized Field-Based Mentoring

YEAR 2
MASTER'S DEGREE

Two Advanced Israel Education Courses

Two Interdisciplinary Elective Courses

Individualized Hebrew Language/Literature Instruction

Professional Portfolio Project

APPLICATIONS

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

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

  • Complete Step 1 of The iCenter online application.
  • Select applicants will be asked to schedule an interview with the program faculty.
  • Following the interview, select students will be asked to submit Step 2 of The iCenter's online application, which includes submission of a letter of reference and undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  • Admitted Applicants will be asked to submit their application, and an $80 application fee directly to GW via their online portal.
 
Step 1 of the application must be submitted by June 25, 2021. 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 (Certificate Program)
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 Program)
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 Ari Feinstein for more information.


קבוצות

Cohorts

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    Shy Ashkenazi

    JCC of Northern Virginia
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    Danielle Bar

    The Jewish Agency
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    Lisa Barkan-Matitya

    Enthusiastic Mornings
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    Neta Burshtein

    Israeli Ministry of Defense
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    Kobi Cohen

    balagan.ltd
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    Caroline Dorf

    Northwestern Hillel
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    Hilla Drechler

    World Zionist Organization
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    Briana Felsen

    AIPAC
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    Sherry Fox

    Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School
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    Mauricio Friedman

    Universidad Hebraica
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    Jody Gerth

    Jewish Federation of St. Louis
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    Daniel Gil

    Hand in Hand
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    Alex Harris

    Washington Institute for Near East Policy
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    Jill Jacobs

    Stand With Us
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    Sasha Klyachkina

    The Jewish Agency
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    Dan Kurtz

    Maccabi USA
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    Ariel Lapson

    Samis Foundation
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    Moran Lencer Horsky

    Machshava Tova
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    Gal Malka

    The Jewish Agency
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    Aya Margalit

    The Department of Education
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    Nomi Mitchell

    Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
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    Maian Rahvalschi

    The Jewish Agency
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    Ari Rubinstein

    Empire Merchant
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    Rachel Sasiene

    University of Miami Hillel
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    Michelle Schwartz

    Jewish Colorado
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    Daniel Sirdofsky

    Maccabi USA
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    Zoë Smith

    BBYO
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    Jason Steckler

    Onward Israel
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    Dan Tatar

    The iCenter
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    Caroline Winstel

    Rockdale Temple
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    Yotam Wolk

    Mitrelli
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    Natalie Blitt

    The iCenter
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    Yael Dadoun

    Temple Ohev Sholom
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    Peter Eckstein

    Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
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    Ira Glasser

    Rodeph Sholom School
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    Avi Gordon

    Alums for Campus Fairness
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    Karin Hammou

    Embassy of Israel
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    Nathalie Landesman

    Stanford Hillel
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    Anna Langer

    Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
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    Andrew Maayan

    Woodstock Jewish Congregation
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    Zehavit Meltzer

    Azrieli Schools Talmud Torah
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    Deborah Miller

    Jewish Community Relations Council
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    Liz Paige

    The McGillis School
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    Yanira Quiñones

    Temple Beth Abraham
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    Mina Rush

    StandWithUs
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    Shara Siegfeld

    Congregation Beth Emeth
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    Nate Strauss

    Michigan State University Hillel
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    Or Shemer

    University of Michigan Hillel
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    Emily Yehezkel

    Creating Connected Communities
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    Joshua Ackman

    Temple Shaarei Shalom
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    Lisa Armony

    Jewish Federation & Family Services
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    Toby Ayash

    Authentic Israel
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    Nikki Baron

    Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit
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    Matt Berger

    Hillel International
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    Melissa Cohavi

    Congregation B'nai Yisrael
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    Shoshana Gibbor

    MIT Hillel
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    Candice Goldstein

    Perlman Camp
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    Jason Holtzman

    Jewish Community Relations Council
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    Elan Kramer

    Columbia/Barnard Hillel
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    Moshe Lencer

    Alpha Epsilon Pi
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    Jessica Lieberman

    Fed of Greater Washington
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    Tina Malka

    Hillel International
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    Joel Pachefsky

    Shorashim
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    Erin Robbins

    Camp Yavneh
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    Rachel See

    The iCenter
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    Peta Silansky

    Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas
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    Dror Stein

    Hillel International
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    Mason Voit

    CSAIR
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    Shira Weissbach

    Temple Sinai
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    Natalie Blitt

    The iCenter
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    Ira Glasser

    Rodeph Sholom School
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    Avi Gordon

    Alums for Campus Fairness
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    Karin Hammou

    Embassy of Israel
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    Alex Harris

    Washington Institute for Near East Policy
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    Anna Langer

    Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
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    Deborah Miller

    Jewish Community Relations Council
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    Erin Robbins

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    Mina Rush

    Stand With Us
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    Or Shemer

    University of Michigan Hillel
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    Nate Strauss

    Michigan State University Hillel
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    Emily Yehezkel

    Creating Connected Communities
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    Nikki Baron

    Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit
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    Elan Kramer

    Columbia/Barnard Hillel
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    Moshe Lencer

    Alpha Epsilon Pi
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    Tina Malka

    Hillel International
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    Rachel See

    The iCenter
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    Peta Silansky

    Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas
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    Dror Stein

    Hillel International
iCenter Partner

The Graduate Degree in Israel Education is made possible by the generous support of The Marcus Foundation.