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 (2 trimesters, 4 credits each)
Hebrew II (2 trimesters, 4 credits each)
Hebrew III (2 trimesters, 4 credits each)
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 Mahzor (0 credits)
Introduction to Liturgy
Shabbat Liturgy
Festival Liturgy
Yamim Noraim Liturgy
Tefillah and Seminar (with multiple courses totaling 3 credits)

PHILOSOPHY (11 credits)

Medieval Philosophy
Modern Philosophy
Personal Theology
Mysticism Elective
Pluralism
Bio-Ethics (1 credit)

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS (24 credits)

Pastoral Counseling I
Pastoral Counseling II
Homiletics (1 credit)
Education (2 trimesters, 2 credits each)
Life Cycle I
Life Cycle II
Conversion (1 credit)
Chaplaincy (1 credit)
Fieldwork Support Seminar (4 trimesters, 0 credits)
Core Concepts Seminar (4 trimesters, 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)
Conducting (1 credit)
Music of the Life Cycle (1 credit)
Entrepreneurial Skills

RABBINICS/HALAKHAH (26 credits)

Introduction to Mishna
Introduction to Talmud (2 trimesters, 2 credits each)
Intermediate Talmud (2 trimesters, 2 credits each)
Advanced Talmud (2 trimesters, 2 credits each)
Midrash I
Introduction to Codes (2 trimesters, 2 credits)
Intermediate Codes
Advanced Codes
Introduction to Responsa

SPIRITUALITY (4 credits)

Architecture of Ritual
Sacred Arts

CANTILLATION (6 credits)

Cantillation I: Torah, Haftarah, Yamim Noraim (3 credits)
Cantillation II: Shalosh Regalim, Esther, Eikhah (3 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)
Hol and Minor Festivals (4 credits)

PEACE STUDIES (6 credits)

Introduction to Peace Studies
Community Building Through Peace Studies
Music and Conflict Resolution

Total: 160 credits

* Note that students living outside of the United States may take a comparable course in the Jewish History and Culture of their country instead of American Jewish History, Society, and Culture.
** 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.