The Certificate Program

The Certificate program is designed for professionals seeking to take the next step in their career path as leaders in Jewish organizations. The curriculum provides theoretic and practical experience to prepare you to lead a Jewish nonprofit.
  • degree Requirements
    • Coursework: The certificate can be completed with just one summer of coursework in Jewish Studies, Jewish Communal Dynamics, and Nonprofit Management.
    • 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.

View Sample Course Requirements

*Note: Curriculum subject to change

Summer 2016
CS 427 Evolution and Structure of the American Jewish Community 2
CS 531 Fundraising and Financial Resource Development 3
CS 540 Introduction to Jewish Communal Institutions 3
CS 544 Organizational Development 2
1 elective:
CS 592 Jewish Nonprofit Management in the Digital Age 2
CS 592 Nonprofit Marketing and Branding 2
Other CS elective 2
Summer 2017
CS 523 Leadership in Jewish Communal Service 2
CS 590 Collaborative Communication for J. Professionals 2
CS 596 Elements of Nonprofit Management 2
2 additional CS Courses:
CS 592 Jewish Experiential Education (2)
CS 592 Nonprofit Marketing and Branding (2)
Other CS elective 2