Life in Brooklyn
Students get to engage within the heart of Brooklyn’s one-million-strong Jewish population, which contains Jewish people of many different religious and ethnic backgrounds.
Students are encouraged to explore this rich heritage, and to develop effective methods to reach and serve today’s Jewish community. Practical areas of Jewish ministry are addressed through courses in apologetics, Jewish-Christian relations, pastoral care and counseling. The Master of Divinity program is a professional degree designed to be completed in three years of full-time graduate study, although most students tend to take four years.
The majority of the program will be offered in New York City. The summer program offers accredited courses on the campus of Talbot School of Theology in the Los Angeles area.
New York City, home to more than two million Jewish people including 300,000 Russian Jews, has many immigrants from Israel and the world’s largest concentration of Orthodox and Hasidic Jews. Los Angeles has 500,000 Jewish people and functions as the Jewish cultural capital of the West Coast with many Jewish museums, libraries, schools, and synagogues.