Our teachers training program at the David Yellin Academic College works to retrain professional teachers. This year we have approximately 100 students who in addition to thebasic curriculum they are taking, are also take courses in Judaism, humanities, and the arts. These extra courses allow them to have a deeper understanding of various aspects of Judaism that include: the Bible and its commentators, Rabbinical literature (Mishna, Talmud, Agadah, and Jewish law), Medieval and modern Jewish philosophy, Modern Hebrew literature, and Jewish history.
- Training teachers to work through art with youth at risk. This pilot program is part of our teachers’ training for artists. Once a week, this group of students conduct their training by working as art teachers with youth at risk. They also meet once a week for a 2-hour class, where they learn different practices dealing with the emotional needs of youth at risk by teach using art. All of the students are supervised and are receiving credit for their time. The teachers enrolled in this program all have degrees from Bezalel Academy, the Music Academy, or in the specific arts that they are teaching. 5 students receive a scholarship for working with 5-10 youth at risk. These artists contribute to creating a better society by helping these youth to transcend the circle of risk.
- Certificate in Teaching of The Jewish Israeli Culture and Bible –This specific program offers teachers training to teach Jewish Israeli Culture and Bible in state schools in a Humanistic spirit.