Sample Curriculum by Year

The following represents a sample of the schedule by year. Since class scheduling is a complex process involving full-time and adjunct faculty schedules, general course load, and student scheduling, timing of some courses in the five year program may vary.

Sample Curriculum by Year

Year One, Fall

Class

Title

Credits

BIB 409

Readings in Humash

3

HEB

Hebrew

4

PHL 412

Introduction to Jewish Philosophy

3

PRS 400

Shiur Klali

1

RAB 409

Introduction to Mishnah & Tosefta (5-year students only, or students in year 2 of 6 year program)

6

RAB 451

Reading in Rabbinics (6-year students only)

3

RAB 489

Beit Midrash

1

RAB 407

Introduction to Halakhah

3 (Total: 21)

 

Year One, Spring

Class Title Credits

BIB 425

Humash with Rashi and Commentaries

3

HEB

Hebrew

4

PHL 451

Developement and Theology of Liturgy

3

PRS 400

Shiur Klali

1

RAB 410

Talmud I (5-year student only, or students in year 2 of 6)

6

RAB 451

Reading of Rabbinics II (6 year students only)

 

RAB 489

Beit Midrash

1

RAB 463

Halakhah of Liturgy

3

PRS 405

Field Placement I

0 (Total: 21)

 

Year Two, Fall

Class Title Credits

BIB 425

Mikra'ot Gedolot (Bikkiyut Exam in Torah)

3

HEB

Hebrew

3

PRS 400

Shiur Klali

1

 RAB 411     Talmud with Rashi  6

RAB 489

Beit Midrash

1

RAB 424

Introduction to Midrash

3

 HIS 420

Survey of Jewish History

 3

PRS 406

Field Placement II

(TOTAL: 20)

 

Year Two, Spring

Class

Title

Credits

 BIB 410  Nevi'im & Khetuvim (Bikkiyut Exam in Nevi'im & Khetuvim) 3

HEB

Hebrew

3

BIB 406

Introduction to the Bible

3

RAB 417

Introduction to Codes (Elective)

2

PRS 400

Shiur Klali

1

RAB 412

Talmud with Commentaries

6

RAB 489

Beit Midrash

1

PHL 411

Introduction to Kabbalah & Hassidut

 3

PRS 408

Field Placement III

(Total: 20)

 

 

Israel Year at the Conservative Yeshiva (Year Three)

Class Title Credits

BIB

Bible Elective I & II

 

HEB

Advanced Hebrew Language /Studies I &II

 

RAB

Advanced Talmud I & II

 

RAB

Advanced Codes I

 

RAB

Practical Halakah I & II

 

RAB

Advanced Midrash I

 

PHL

Experiential Israel Seminar I & II

 

 

 

Year Four, Fall

Class Title Credits

 

BIB, RAB, PHL (PH), PHL (K/H) General Seminar

6

PHL 453

Conservative Judaism: Theology, Law, Ethics I

4

 PHL 452  Life Cycle and Covenant 3

PRS 421

Pastoral Counseling I

2

EDU 467

Creating Sacred Communities

2

PRS 400

Shiur Klali

1

RAB 412

Talmud Synthesis/Beit Midrash

3

PRS 407

Synagogue Skills Seminar

1 (TOTAL: 21)

 

Year Four, Spring

Class Title Credits

 

BIB, RAB, PHL (PH), PHL (K/H) General Seminar

3

 HIS 421   History - Issues of Modernity  3

PHL 435

Conservative Judaism: Theology, Law, Ethics II

4

PRS 410

Hospital Chaplaincy

1

PRS 400

Shiur Klali

1

PRS 421

Pastoral Counseling II

2

PRS 475

Teaching Rabbinic Texts

2

PRS 407

Synagogue Skills Seminar

1 (TOTAL: 16)

 

Year Five, Fall

Class Title Credits

 

BIB, RAB, PHL (PH), PHL (K/H) General Seminar

6

RAB 436

Text as a Spiritual Mentor I

2

PRS 401

Senior Seminar/Senior Internship

3

PRS 412

MBA Course

3

PRS 430

Advanced Homiletics I

3 (Total: 17)

 

Fifth Year, Spring

Class Title Credits

BIB 418

Torah Anthologies

3

PRS 401

Senior Seminar/Senior Internship

3

 RAB 437

Text as a Spiritual Mentor II

 2

PRS 431

Advanced Homiletics II

3

PHL 461

Issues of Social Justice

2 (TOTAL: 13)