Course Information

for Liturgy Department

 

Introduction to Tefillah (LT3100)

Credits:3

Explication of the patterns of the Jewish liturgical day, week, and year, so that students become familiar with what is in the traditional siddur. The weekday shacharit service will be studied in English for its basic structure, important themes, and the history of the service and variations in contemporary prayer traditions.

Liturgy Proficiency Exam (LT3100x)

Credits:3

Unlocking the Siddur: Hebrew Roots of the Prayer Book (LT3150)

Credits:3

Tefillah Skills and Musical Traditions (LT3190)

Credits:3

Basic skills in tefillah, leading services, and coordinating services with music, including choreography of the shacharit prayer and Torah service, changes in the service according to time and calendar; and cantorial and liturgical traditions and contemporary synagogue music in a format useful to the congregational rabbi.

Cantillation for Rabbis (LT3195)

Credits:3

Private or semi-private coaching for various levels of students. Special tuition structure applies.

Tefillah II (LT3301)

Credits:3

Close textual study of specific portions of the liturgy including Heikhalot and Merkvah themes. The year-long course includes the Torah service; Shabbat liturgy; Kedushah in various formulations; and the holiday cycle. Prerequisite: LT 3100, HB 2002, MS 3101.

Tefillah III (LT3302)

Credits:3

Continuation of LT 3301.

Vocalization & Tefillah Lab (LT3400)

Credits:3

Piyyutim (LT3495)

Credits:3

Advanced studies in specialized areas, such as specific liturgical traditions or in-depth study of commentaries and halachic issues related to Tefillah. Repeatable with permission of instructor.

Special Topics in Liturgy (LT3496)

Credits:3

Advanced studies in specialized areas, such as specific liturgical traditions or in-depth study of commentaries and halachic issues related to Tefillah. Repeatable with permission of instructor.

Special Topics in Liturgy (LT3497)

Credits:3

Advanced studies in specialized areas, such as specific liturgical traditions or in-depth study of commentaries and halachic issues related to Tefillah. Repeatable with permission of instructor.

Special Topics in Liturgy (LT3498)

Credits:3

Advanced studies in specialized areas, such as specific liturgical traditions or in-depth study of commentaries and halachic issues related to Tefillah. Repeatable with permission of instructor.

Special Topics in Liturgy (LT3499)

Credits:3

Advanced studies in specialized areas, such as specific liturgical traditions or in-depth study of commentaries and halachic issues related to Tefillah. Repeatable with permission of instructor.

Independent Studies in Liturgy (LT4000)

Credits:3

Advanced topics in specialized areas designed for individual study.

Independent Studies in Liturgy II (LT4001)

Credits:3

2 Credit Independent Study in Liturgy.