Are you passionate about Israel engagement? The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education is now offering a selective, fully funded program of study in Israel open to both Davidson School students and participants from outside The Jewish Theological Seminary.
A select group will receive the opportunity to live and study in Israel while gaining expertise in Israel Education. This innovative and intensive program is fully funded for eligible students by The Davidson School and the Jim Joseph Foundation.
In addition to the fully funded program, The Davidson School also provides:
Academic Courses. Explore cutting-edge approaches to teaching about Israel, study alongside Israeli citizens, and deepen your knowledge of Israel's culture, history, and politics. Academic courses include:
An Experiential Program. Students explore every facet of Israeli society through diverse experiences, engaging in challenging discussions with Israelis on shabbatonim and participating in trips that address pivotal topics in contemporary Israeli life. Programs include:
Hebrew Immersion. Experience a radical new approach to Hebrew language instruction and take part in social activism.
Living in Israel. Enjoy daily life in beautiful South Jerusalem and spend Shabbatot at the remarkable new pluralistic community of Kibbutz Hanaton.
Individual Growth and Development: Each student is assigned a tutor to help synthesize the experiences of learning in Israel.
For a window into the experiences of participants, read the Kesher Hadash blog.
Applying to Kesher Hadash
Space is limited. The priority deadline is March 1. The secondary deadline is May 1.
Students will be notified of a decision shortly thereafter, and must decide whether to enroll in Kesher Hadash by June 30. A rolling admissions process is offered subsequent to the above deadlines.
MA applicants should complete the MA Application, which includes the Kesher Hadash Section.
Read about Kesher Hadash in the Press
The Davidson School's new Kesher Hadash Israel Program is "Bringing Israel Education Home" in the Jewish Daily Forward.
The Jewish Week features The Davidson School's Israel program in "Kesher Hadash: Forging Their Own 'New Connection.'"