A Program of Excellence for the Training of Teachers in the Instruction of Jewish Studies
The Revivim program was established at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with one goal in mind: promoting excellence among teachers of Jewish studies.
Revivim prepares teachers with wide and diverse academic backgrounds to expose their students to Jewish culture in interesting, challenging, and significant ways throughout Israel’s secondary school system. Revivim graduates gain a rich education within a single discipline (such as Bible, Talmud, Jewish Philosophy, Jewish History, or Hebrew Literature), as well as a multi-disciplinary perspective on the field as a whole. They also serve as role models for their students and are committed to working on their behalf. Revivim graduates are integrated as members of the faculty in schools throughout the country. They are prepared to serve in educational and administrative roles, and to initiate activities and projects that extend beyond the hours of formal study, especially in the context of Jewish culture and the wider social sphere.
Revivim runs an academic program in the Faculty of the Humanities that offers a bachelor of arts degree, a master’s degree, and a teaching certificate.
Students enroll in a four-year program of study toward a B.A. in Jewish studies and Bible study, an M.A. in a field that deals with Jewish studies, and teaching certification in Jewish and Bible instruction. Beyond their academic studies, Revivim students receive practical experience in Jerusalem’s secondary schools beginning in their second year. Revivim also includes enrichment activities such as learning tours, museum visits, and theater performances.
To enable students to fully commit to their studies, a scholarship and living stipend are provided for each of the program’s four years. Upon completion, alumni are committed to teach in the state school system for a minimum of four years.
For more information:
Address: Revivim, Yitzchak Rabin Building—The Global Center for Jewish Studies,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91905
Telephone: 02 588-1970
Fax: 02 588-1218