michal bessler

Midcareer Fellowship Program for Prospective MJEd Students

Meet Michal Bessler.

Since immigrating to the United States from Israel, Michal Bessler has devoted her personal and professional life to teaching children.

A mother of four, she works at Maimonides School in Brookline, Mass., where she teaches third-grade Judaic studies and Hebrew language classes and serves as a mentor to educators who are new to the field.

Seeking greater understanding of educational theory and practice, Michal recently enrolled in the Master of Jewish Education program at Hebrew College on a Midcareer Fellowship.

The experience has been nothing short of remarkable.

"I am surrounded by amazing educators and classmates from various backgrounds, who eagerly share their creative ideas, thoughts and opinions and exhibit a deep passion for Jewish education," she says.

Apply for a Midcareer Fellowship Today

Discover for yourself the rewards of joining a passionate and vibrant community of learners from across the country and around the world. Apply today for the next round of MJEd Midcareer Fellowships at Hebrew College.

Fellows receive a one-third merit fellowship, and may be eligible to receive additional need-based aid from Hebrew College. Recipients must complete 12 credits per year for three years, for a total of 36 credits.

The program can be completed entirely online or in conjunction with on-campus coursework.

Experience the Hebrew College Difference 

Through a blended curriculum of online and classroom instruction, field-placement experiences and professional-development training, the Shoolman Graduate School at Hebrew College prepares professionals to transform and elevate Jewish educational settings for 21st-century learners.

Ease and Flexibility
Complete your degree in the comfort of your home through our award-winning online courses — without sacrificing the personal attention you've come to expect from Hebrew College.

Apply Theory to Practice
Acquire advanced skills through supervised field placements in a variety of settings in your home community.

Degree Customization
The MJEd may be taken as a stand-alone degree or include an area of specialization, such as arts education, early-childhood education, experiential education or special education.

Fellowship Eligibility

  • Completion of a Bachelor's Degree at least five years prior to beginning study at Hebrew College.
  • Prior work for at least three years as a professional serving the Jewish community, and continued work in such a position for the duration of the fellowship. 
  • Availability to enroll for at least 12 credits per year.

  • Working 15hrs/week as a professional in the Jewish community

Watch a Short Video

 Fellowship recipient Orna Siegel discusses her Hebrew College experience:

For a full description of the Master of Jewish Education program, including application requirements and course of study, click here.


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