Rabbi Michael Shire, dean of the Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education

Dean's Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to the Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education. We are a dedicated faculty and administration with wide experience in Jewish education including special expertise in spiritual pedagogy, early childhood and special needs education, as well as congregational, day school and experiential education.

Our students are both Boston-based and spread throughout the United States and abroad, as we reach beyond our walls with online technology for teaching and learning. We welcome all those interested in a flexible yet rigorous program of professional and intellectual development and hope that you will find the program you seek among the variety that you will find in the following pages.

It is my great pleasure and privilege to see the growth of the field of Jewish education through our work in the Shoolman Graduate School, and I hope that you will become part of this great adventure for our students and alumni alike.

Do be in touch with me if I can facilitate your Jewish professional journey in any way and I look forward to being with you in person or online in the near future.

Rabbi Michael Shire, Ph.D.


Rabbi Michael Shire