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The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Jewish Communal Service is a 20-unit graduate program that prepares professional leaders for careers in the Jewish community. Students train for positions in a variety of settings, including Jewish Federations, Jewish Family Services, Jewish Community Centers, Jewish camps, Hillel, Jewish organizational life and synagogues. Core components include three graduate Jewish studies courses, three professional courses, a practicum seminar and a final project. All courses are selected with the approval of the Program Director.

Why Towson University?

There is simply no better place to pursue a graduate certificate in Jewish Communal Service. Towson University is ideally located just minutes from Baltimore City, Pikesville, Owings Mills, and Reisterstown. Students seeking internship and employment opportunities benefit from a vast local network of Jewish communal organizations, non-profit agencies, synagogues, community centers and day schools. Students can also look forward to becoming part of a well-organized community, enriched by the agencies of the Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.

Towson University’s Baltimore Hebrew Institute represents our commitment to providing support for the education and training of Jewish educators, scholars and communal professionals who exemplify excellence in their chosen fields. Through Towson’s BHI, students enrolled in Jewish Studies graduate programs have access to a variety of special programs and social activities, as well as scholarship and fellowship opportunities.


Our faculty include prominent scholars and educators with credentials in a key areas of Jewish Studies, Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Education. Faculty research and publications cover the areas of Jewish Thought and Mysticism, the archaeology of Ancient Israel, Second Temple Period literature and history, Rabbinic Thought and Literature, biblical and ancient Near Eastern Civilization, American Jewish History, European Jewish History, Informal and Formal Jewish Education.

For information on program costs, related careers, and graduation and median loan debt data, please see the Federal Gainful Employment Program Disclosure Data

Hana Bor

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