Service Learning

While academic education in Judaic Studies primarily occurs through traditional models of reading, writing, discussion, and lecture, application of academic skills in real-situations stimulates students' intellectual achievement in a number of valuable ways. Since the major was established, new developments in educational philosophy have underscored the value of service and experiential learning. Judaic Studies Track II integrates service learning into Judaic Studies as a way of enhancing the quality of the major as a whole. Internships may include placements at the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Rockwern Academy, The American Israelite newspaper, or the American Jewish Archives. Experiential learning may include participation in a summer archeological dig or interning at an appropriate museum or enrolling in a summer travel course. These provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and learn through doing.