New M.A. in Teaching Tanakh

Masters in Tanakh teaching

For over 30 years, Teaching Tanakh has been the flagship educational degree program at Herzog College, equiping thousands of teachers for Israel’s religious schools with B.Ed degrees and teaching certificates. Our new M.A. degree in “Teaching Tanakh and Parshanut” takes this program to a higher level for teachers in Israel and around the world, raising […]

How are Jewish School Children Responding to October 7?

Amihai Bennet chairing the Navigating Challenges Conference

“Children should not be involved in wars” say Jewish children in America, who are also experiencing nightmares about children held hostage in Gaza. Leading academics convened last week to discuss the challenges facing Jewish educators in Israel and the Diaspora following October 7. Entitled “Navigating Challenges in Jewish Values Education”, the conference was hosted by […]

Herzog-UnitEd Brings Jewish Day School Principals to Israel

Herzog United Fellows School Principals

Principals from 20 Jewish day schools around the world came to Israel in April 2024 for a transformative learning journey organized by Herzog College and UnitEd. The Herzog-UnitEd Fellows Program was initiated in September 2023 in recognition of the critical necessity to support the Heads of Jewish day schools, in order to strengthen Jewish education […]

Megadim Journal of Biblical Studies – 3rd Bilingual Issue

The third bilingual issue of the Herzog College Megadim Journal has been published in English and Hebrew, containing articles by Biblical Studies academics from Israel and the United States. This is the 62nd Hebrew issue of the Megadim Journal of Biblical Studies published by Herzog College’s Tvunot publishing house over the past 37 years, and […]

Herzog’s Pop-Up School in Jerusalem

Pop Up School

Education experts from Herzog College decided to create a new school for children relocated from Sderot to a hotel in Jerusalem and it opened next day. This Jerusalem Post article explains how an ad hoc group of teachers and volunteers made it happen! Read about it here: Photo: Marc Israel Sellem Article: Alan Rosenbaum

New Year Message from the President

Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Brandes

Dear Friends, We are nearing the end of a very difficult year for the country and for the people of Israel. The divisions between different sectors of Israeli society escalated into extreme conflict, with dangerous levels of tension in the social, public, and political arenas. The ramifications have been felt across the globe; our enemies […]

Herzog Faculty Prominent at Teacher Education Conference

teacher education conference Israel

Twenty lecturers from Herzog College were prominent among the speakers at the Eighth International Conference on Teacher Education, organized by the Mofet Institute in Tel-Aviv on June 26-27, 2023. The Mofet Institute conference takes place in Israel every four years, attracting teacher educators from Israel and around the world to share best practices. The theme […]

Tribute to English Teacher Lucy Dee hy”d

Lucy Dee Tribute Event

On June 20, Herzog College’s English Education Department hosted an evening of tributes to Rabbanit Lucy Dee z”l, who died in a terror attack in April 2023. She was a graduate of the Herzog College English Education course and a beloved English teacher in Efrat. Lucy Dee was a student at Herzog Academic College in […]

Jerusalem Conference on the Longing for Zion

An important academic conference, hosted by Herzog College and Ariel University in Jerusalem last week, explored both historic and contemporary attitudes to Israel in philosophy and literature. The conference took place at the iconic and recently refurbished Hechal Shlomo building in Jerusalem. Its title – “Ayin L’Tzion Tzofia – Looking Toward Zion: The Longing for […]

Strengthening Connections at Meitarim Shabbaton

Meitarim Shabbat

Herzog College’s Meitarim Judaic Studies Teacher Training Program organized a Shabbaton for their students and staff and their families in the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem. After two years of planning, and with some trepidation in the current highly-charged political climate, the religious and secular participants enjoyed open and meaningful conversations in a convivial Shabbat atmosphere. […]

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