This came in from a couple of friends running what looks like two great program at TAU. Check it out!
1. One-year Master's program in Jewish Studies for International Students.
The program offers a series of comprehensive encounters with the classical texts of Jewish cultures from biblical to modern times. Its intellectual home at the integrative department of Hebrew Culture Studies, enables us to cover a wide range of periods, methodologies, and scholarly interests, while maintaining the highest standards of academic excellence.The program is designed for students seeking a Master’s degree as an end in itself, but it also provides a foundation for further graduate studies in fields relating to Jewish Studies. Admission is merit-based. Basic reading skills in Hebrew are required (The Masters program offers optional Hebrew Language classes through the Ulpan at Tel Aviv University. Students who enroll to the Ulpan will benefit from an intensive course prior to the start of the academic year as well as from advanced courses during the year.). The program is also open to students interested in taking only specific courses, or those interested in coming to Israel for only one semester. In these cases, the program offers academic credit (in accordance with the home institution policy ).
2. The new summer program for the study of Jewish-Christian encounters. The program is a 6- week English language program, designed for students (with/in the process of an advanced degree such as M.A., M.Div., M.A.R, Ph.D., etc.) in ancient Judaism and early Christianity. The Summer program will provide students with basic scholarly skills in the Hebrew language and an introduction to the foundational rabbinic texts and to their manner of interacting with early Christian texts. It will expose them to current scholarship and to leading Israeli scholars in these fields, as well as to various archeological sites.