Graduate Certificate in Jewish Cultural Arts

 

Illustration from Masaʻ ha-dag, a Hebrew children's book written and illustrated by Tom Seidmann-Freud with translation by Hayim Nahman Bialik. Berlin: Ophir, 1924. Kiev Judaica Collection.

Illustration from "Masaʻ ha-dag," a Hebrew children's book written and illustrated by Tom Seidmann-Freud with translation by Hayim Nahman Bialik. Berlin: Ophir, 1924. Kiev Judaica Collection.

The Graduate Certificate in Jewish Cultural Arts invites both emerging and seasoned professionals to delve into Jewish cultural life and apply it to the vibrant communities surrounding them. Founded in response to the growing prominence of art and culture within the contemporary Jewish community, the certificate program aims to deepen students’ understanding of Jewish cultural expression and its relationship to community building and civic engagement.

The four-course curriculum combines coursework in museum studies and Judaic studies and can be completed in two years. Participants leave equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective advocates for and proponents of the arts, from the classroom to the gallery.

The certificate is a collaboration between the Judaic Studies Program and the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design's Program in Museum Studies.

 

 


"From my very first day in class, I knew something was different. Professor Jenna Weissman Joselit developed a fantastic program that looks at Judaism and Jewish history through an exceptionally unique lens. It taught me what it means to think critically and creatively."

Jonathan Edelman

Certificate '20


Course Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits

Required
Four courses from the following:
EDUC 6803Introduction to Experiential Jewish Education
HIST 6001Special Topics (Contemporary Jewish Life)
or JSTD 6001 Topics in Judaic Studies
HIST 6001Special Topics (Multiple Lives: The Fate(s) of Jewish Cultural Expression)
or JSTD 6001 Topics in Judaic Studies
HIST 6001Special Topics (Displaying Jewish Culture)
or JSTD 6001 Topics in Judaic Studies
HIST 6001Special Topics (Soundscapes: The Sonic Turn in Jewish History and Culture)
or JSTD 6001 Topics in Judaic Studies