Rabbi Dr. Howard Avruhm Addison was recently appointed Director of the new D.Min. program in Jewish Spirituality. A unique program designed for professionals engaged in spiritual leadership both within the Jewish community and beyond, the D.Min. in Jewish Spirituality offers students the opportunity to focus on the refinement of applied skills and pursuit of advanced professional and academic study. Students may pursue a curriculum tailored to their needs while benefiting from skillful mentoring from our Jewish Spirituality faculty. This 36-credit course consists of 10 courses and a six-credit Exit Project or Non-Project Option.
The Director of the D.Min. in Jewish Spirituality, Rabbi Addison, has stated that the GTF’s programs “allow working professionals to further their knowledge and refine their skills while completing their degrees largely in place,” and will help to “advance students’ academic growth through their D.Min. studies and facilitate their unique contributions to the fields of Jewish Spiritual, Pastoral and Communal Leadership.”
Professional and research interests of our 11 Jewish Spirituality faculty include pastoral care, meditation, end-of-life care, spiritual direction, gender and diversity, social and ecological justice, along with many other topics.