Our fast track, the accelerated program, is designed for professionals seeking to finish their degree in 14 months. Students can maintain their career track while completing their degree or enroll in 1 year of fieldwork internship.

Students build on their fundamental knowledge and expand their leadership skills to support their professional growth. The integrated approach places students in a community of practice with traditional students as well as alumni who provide an expanded network of professionals shaping the Jewish nonprofit landscape.
  • degree Requirements
    • Course Requirements: 2 summers of coursework totaling 42 credits in Jewish Studies, Jewish Communal Dynamics, and Nonprofit Management.
    • Supervised Fieldwork and Field Practicum: Choose between a 1 year fieldwork internship or use your job in the Jewish nonprofit field to satisfy the Field Placement requirement.
    • Capstone Project: Choose between a traditional research thesis or a nonprofit accelerator. Completed during Fall/Spring of year two.
    • Seminar in Global Nonprofit Innovation (OPTIONAL): The Windmueller Israel Seminar is a 2.5 week experience designed to introduce Jewish professional leaders to the social, political and cultural dynamics of contemporary Israel. The trip is offered every other year (even-numbered years), and begins in mid-December. The next trip is scheduled for December 2018.

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*Note: Curriculum subject to change

First Summer
CS 427 Evolution and Structure of the Amer. J. Community 2
CS 521 History of Jewish Ideas 3
CS 540 Introduction to Jewish Communal Institutions 3
CS 544 Organizational Development 2
CS 579 Applied Jewish Wisdom 3
CS 541A Supervised Fieldwork 4
CS 545A Field Practicum 1
CS 900C Capstone: Jewish Social Research 3
CS 481 Israel Seminar (Spring 2019) 2
CS 541B Supervised Fieldwork 4
CS 545A Field Practicum 1
CS 900D Capstone: Business Model Accelerator 3
Second Summer
CS 523 Leadership in Jewish Communal Service 2
CS 525 Nonprofit Marketing and Branding 2
CS 531 Fundraising and Financial Resource Development 3
CS 590 Collaborative Communication for J. Professionals 2
CS 596 Elements of Nonprofit Management 2