Programs Available

mortarboardPractical Rabbinics (63 credit hours)

  • RAB-105: Jewish Family Traditions
  • RAB-210: Marriage Counseling
  • RAB-301: Jewish Homiletics
  • RAB-401: Synagogue Liturgy
  • RAB-490: Semikha Examination
  • Two (2) 200-level or 300-level HRY, FJT, or counseling courses
  • Three (3) elective courses (can be taken from any department or transferred in from another college/university)

Biblical Studies (63 credit hours)

  • BIB-201 or HEB-320: Bible Exegesis – Early Prophets
  • BIB-210 or HEB-410: Bible Exegesis – Latter Prophets
  • BIB-220 or HEB-420: Bible Exegesis – Wisdom & Poetry
  • BIB-301: B’rit Chadasha Survey
  • BIB-310 or ARAM-310: Bible Exegesis – Synoptic Gospels
  • BIB-320 or ARAM-320: Bible Exegesis – Acts & the General Epistles (James, Jude, & Peter)
  • BIB-330 or ARAM-410: Bible Exegesis – Johannine Literature
  • BIB-401: Bible Exegesis – Paul in Proper Perspective
  • BIB-410: Bible Exegesis – Hebrews
  • BIB-420: Bible Exegesis – Romans
  • BIB-440: Bible Exegesis – Apocalyptic Literature
  • Plus 3 elective courses from any field

Biblical Languages (45 credit hours)

  • HEB-101: Biblical Hebrew I
  • HEB-201: Biblical Hebrew II
  • HEB-301: Intermediate Hebrew
  • HEB-310: Advanced Hebrew Exegesis – Torah
  • HEB-320: Advanced Hebrew Exegesis – Early Prophets
  • HEB-410: Advanced Hebrew Exegesis – Latter Prophets
  • HEB-420: Advanced Hebrew Exegesis – Wisdom & Poetry

And… any two of the following:

  • GRK-101: Koine Greek I
  • GRK-201: Koine Greek II

Ancient Languages (36 credit hours)

  • GRK-101: Koine Greek I
  • GRK-201: Koine Greek II

And… three of the following:

  • GRK-301: Greek Semantic Analysis I
  • GRK-401: Greek Semantic Analysis II
  • LAN-210: Classical Syriac
  • LAN-220: Sahidic Coptic
  • LAN-230: Ancient Ugaritic

Jewish Studies (36 credit hours)

  • MUS-101: Traditional Liturgy

*At the 200-300 level, current options are:

  • HRY-240: Second Temple Judaisms
  • HRY-250: The Many Faces of Judaism – Sects and Movements
  • HRY-270: The Shoah – Israel’s Holocaust
  • HRY-320: Future Israel and Modern Anti-Judaism
  • HRY-330: The Many Faces of Judaism – Sects and Movements
  • HRY-340: Modern Rabbinical Thought – Directed Readings
  • HRY-350: Modern Rabbinical Thought – Works of Abraham J. Heschel
  • HRY-360: Modern Rabbinical Thought – Quasi-Judaic Movements

Other options may be developed in the future. Student suggestions welcomed.

Cantorial Arts (Chazzan)Certificate (21 credit hours)

Music (MUS) courses must be taken in sequence.

  • MUS-101: Traditional Liturgy
  • MUS-201: Torah Cantillation
  • MUS-301: Haftorah Cantillation
  • MUS-401: Megillah Cantillation

Also select 3 courses from the following list:

FREE Introduction to Messianic Judaism (6 credit hours)
Mini-courses offered free and self-paced as a service of MJR

  • IMJ-091: Intro to Messianic Judaism
    This course covers the defining core beliefs of Messianic Judaism and discusses what distinguishes it from mainstream Christianity, the Hebrew Roots movement, and even other forms of Judaism.
  • IMJ-093: Mourning & Grieving in Jewish Context
    Our lives on this earth are temporary. When the temporal life of someone we love ends, and they transition into the next life, we can of course rejoice for them, but we are left behind to mourn the fact that they are no longer with us, no longer accessible to us as they once were. What does Judaism have to teach us that can help us cope, mourn, and grieve?
  • IMJ-098: Biblical Moedim
    This self-paced, 6-module course introduces the student to the seven Appointed Times of Hashem (called moedim in Hebrew) from a Messianic Jewish perspective. It explores both the backward-looking and forward-looking aspects of each feast, examining the Jewish historical significance and the nuance which points to Messiah.
  • IMJ-099: Pseudo-Messianic Red Flags
    This self-paced, 6-module course identifies several false teachings that have crept in under the broad umbrella of “Messianic Judaism” (mostly Hebrew Roots errors) and helps equip the student to recognize and confront such errors.