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Foundation Courses and Certificates

MJTI's School of Jewish Studies Foundation Courses present the unique opportunity for students to take adult education level courses both on site and online. There are no prerequisites. The courses are designed to impart a general knowledge of the subject area of the topic, with student and teacher interaction. All courses require 12 class hours of instruction, readings, and a paper and/or examination. Foundation classes are taught by qualified instructors who instruct through the lens of Messianic Jewish biblical and cultural understanding. These courses do not count toward the SJS Master degree or graduate certificates.

Students may earn a Foundation Certificate in Jewish Studies by successfully completing any five Foundation courses, and an Advanced Foundation Certificate in Jewish Studies by completing ten courses. Students may also audit Foundation courses, but this will not count towards the Foundation Certificate.

Students who take only Foundation Courses are not required to apply for admission to SJS. They may simply  register for courses they wish to take, by submitting a registration form and tuition payment.

   2014-2015 Foundation Courses and Biblical Languages Schedule

1st Quarter Foundation Courses ~ October 19 - December 15, 2014

 F118 Jewish Atonement and the Messiah - Instructor: Leman

 F119 Jewish Customs - Instructor:  Kasdan

 H101 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I - Instructor:  Kotting  Online/Conference Call  Special course dates: October 5 - November 9, 2014

 GR101 Introduction: Koine Greek I - Instructor:  Hillel Online/Conference Call  Special course dates: October 20 - November 24,  2014

2nd Quarter Foundation Courses ~ January 4- February 23, 2015

 F120 Holocaust Studies - Instructor: Klayman  Also offered onsite at Messianic Institute of San Diego

 F123  The Early Rabbis: Mishnah, Midrash and Mysticism - Instructor:  Brumbach  Also offered on site at Los Angeles campus

  H102 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew 2 - Instructor:  Kotting  Online/Conference Call   Special course dates: November 23 - December 21, 2014 and January 4 - 11, 2015

 GR102 Introduction: Koine Greek 2 - Instructor: Hillel  Online/Conference Call  Special course dates: December 7-28, 2014 and January 4-11, 2015

3rd Quarter Foundation Courses ~ March 22 - May 11, 2015

 F124  The Divinity of Messiah - Instructor: Leman 

 F122  Marriage Renewal: A Paradigm for Relationship Building - Instructors: M. Silberling and R. Silberling

  H103 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew 3 - Instuctor:  Kotting  Online/Conference Call   Special course dates: February 1 - March 8, 2015

  GR103  Introduction: Koine Greek 3 - Instructor: Hillel  Online/Conference Call  Special course dates:  February 2 - March 9, 2015

4th Quarter Foundation Courses

Course to be announced in conjunction with UMJC Conference

 H104 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew 4 - Instructor: Kotting   Online/Conference Call   Special course dates: March 29 - May 17, 2015

 GR104  Introduction Koine Greek 4 - Instructor:  Hillel Online/Conference Call  Special course dates:  March 23 - April 27, 2015

GR105 Introduction: Koine Greek 5 - Instructor: Hillel  Online/Conference Call  Special course dates:  May 11 - June 22, 2015



Previous Foundation Courses

 H104 Introduction: Biblical Hebrew 4 - Instructor: Kotting  Online/Conference Call 

 F115 The Mitzvah of Presence: Serving the Sick and Bereaved - Instructor: Resnik  Special course dates: April 6- June 2, 2014


 F117 Rabbinic Literature - Instructor: Klayman  Also offered onsite at Kehilat Ariel in San Diego, CA Special course dates: April 22-June 9, 2014


 H103 Introduction: Biblical Hebrew 3 - Instructor: Kotting Online/Conference Call  Special Course Dates: February 2 - March 9, 2014

  F114 Healing Prayer: The Messianic Jewish Way - Instructor: Joiner Also offered onsite at Ruach Israel in Needham, MA  Special dates:  January 26-March 10, 2014 

  F104 Messianic Jewish Spirituality - Instructor: Brumbach  Also offered onsite at Ahavat Zion in Los Angeles, CA

   H102 Introduction: Hebrew 2 - Instructor: Kotting  Online/Conference Call  Special Course Dates: December 1, 2013-January 12, 2014

 H101 Introduction: Biblical Hebrew 1 - Instructor: Kotting  Online/Conference Call  Special Course Dates: October 6-November 10, 2013

 F113 Jewishness of the New Testament - Instructor: Kasdan  Also offered onsite at Kehilat Ariel in San Diego, CA

 F107 Jewish Holidays - Instructors - Joyce & Elliot Klayman 

 H102 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew 2 - Instructor: Kotting Online/Conference Call

 F111 Jewish-Christian Relations - Instructor: Hillel and Harvey

 F109 Shaping Messianic Jewish Communal Ethics -  Instructor: Saal Also offered onsite at The Shalom Company in Bloomfield, CT

 F112 Zionism - The Biblical Foundation - Instructor: Resnik  Also offered onsite at Adat Yeshua in Albuquerque, NM.

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