Kol-Bo Program Course Requirements

Please note: Courses are 2 credits each unless otherwise indicated.

BIBLE (12 credits)

Introduction to Bible

Introduction to Parshanut

Leadership in the Bible/ Nevi’im Rishonim

Electives (6 credits)


HEBREW (27 credits)

Hebrew I (8 credits)

Hebrew II (8 credits)

Hebrew III (8 credits)

Biblical Hebrew

Hebrew Reading Accuracy (1 credit)


HISTORY (8 credits)

Great Ideas and Debates of Jewish History (4 credits)

American Jewish History, Society, and Culture

Israeli History, Society and Culture


LITURGY (11 credits)

Introduction to Siddur and Machzor (0 credits)

Introduction to Liturgy

Shabbat Liturgy and Tefillah and Seminar (3 credits)

Festival Liturgy and Tefillah and Seminar (3 credits)

Yamim Noraim Liturgy and Tefillah and Seminar (3 credits)


PHILOSOPHY (11 credits)

Medieval Philosophy

Modern Philosophy

Personal Theology

Mysticism Elective


Bio-Ethics (1 credit)



Pastoral Counseling I

Pastoral Counseling II

Homiletics (1 credit)

Education (4 credits)

Life Cycle I

Life Cycle II

Conversion (1 credit)

Chaplaincy (1 credit)

Fieldwork Support Seminar (4 semesters, no credits)

Core Concepts Seminar (4 semesters, 0 credits)

Difficult Conversations (1 credit)

Musical Skills I (0 credits)

Musical Skills II (0 credits)

Musical Skills III (2 credits)

Empowering Community through Singing (Guitar) (2 credits)



Introduction to Mishna

Introduction to Talmud I

Introduction to Talmud II

Intermediate Talmud I

Intermediate Talmud II

Advanced Talmud (4 credits)

Midrash I

Introduction to Codes (4 credits)

Intermediate Codes

Advanced Codes

Introduction to Responsa


SPIRITUALITY (4 credits)

Architecture of Ritual

Sacred Arts


CANTILLATION (6 credits)

Introduction to Cantillation (2 credits)

Shalosh Regalim (1 credit)

Esther (1 credit)

Eichah (1 credit)

Yamim Noraim (1 credit)



Shabbat (2 credits)

Yammim Noraim (2 credits)


NUSAH* (25 credits)

Introduction to Modes (1 credit)

Shabbat I (4 credits)

Shabbat II (4 credits)

Yamim Noraim I (4 credits)

Yamim Noraim II (4 credits)

Shalosh Regalim I (4 credits)

L’Hol and Minor Festivals (4 credits)



Choir (4 credits)

Conducting (1 credit)

Music of the Life Cycle (1 credit)

Diverse Musical Traditions (2 credits)


Total: 162 credits

*All nusah classes meet twice weekly, with one didactic session, and one ‘lab/coaching’ session to review and hone the application of the material covered. Attendance at both sessions is required.