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Master of Social Work Men's Bein Hazmanim Summer Program

Develop your counseling skills in a program designed around the unique demands of a rabbinic schedule. Start your application now and graduate by Summer 2022.

Build on a Strong Foundation 

The Summer Block program at Wurzweiler School of Social Work is a unique option for students who want to earn a social work degree without moving to NYC. At Wurzweiler you will learn how to use your passion, pastoral experience, values and ethics to evoke action and change.


Students spend 3.5 weeks starting in July completing coursework from anywhere in our Live Online in a virtual classroom format. Field work is completed in their hometown during the year. The program is tailored to the unique demands of a rabbinic schedule. 


At Wurzweiler we work to develop counseling skills that are already a central part of your rabbinic experience, in a professional manner that provides a university degree. 


We provide summer block students with the same opportunities as students enrolled in the traditional program including small class sizes, individual advising, writing center tutors, and licensing test preparation. Our degree allows you to professionalize years of rabbinic counseling experience, and open a private practice to bring in additional streams of income. 

Summer Block 

  • 3.5 weeks in our virtual classroom format
  • Fieldwork in your home town during the Fall/Spring
  • Apply now and graduate by Summer 2022

My MSW from Wurzweiler has enabled me to find a deeper sense of fulfillment in my Rabbinate experience and beyond.  I cannot compare my experience as a Rabbi before and after I received my degree.  The education I received at Wurzweiler has enabled me to transform my role as Rabbi and provided me the opportunity to also serve as therapist.

Eliezer Zwickler, LCSW
Rabbi, Congregation AABJD

RIETS exposed me to a broad array of requirements that a rabbi in a community has to fill, among them the mental health needs of our congregants. It highlighted to me the importance of pursuing a graduate degree in social work to better understand the mental health needs of the people in my community.

Michael Bleicher, LCSW
Rabbi, Elmora Hills Minyan, Union NJ, Assistant Director, Jewish Family Services, Clifton, NJ