Jewish arts experiential ed program to launch at George Washington U.

(JTA) — The first joint program in experiential education and Jewish cultural arts will open at George Washington University next summer.

Funded with a $1.47 million grant from the San Francisco-based Jim Joseph Foundation, the program will offer an interdisciplinary curriculum of coursework from the university’s Museum Education Program and its program in Judaic studies.

In January 2012, the university launched the nation’s first master’s program in Jewish cultural arts combining arts education, administrative training and Judaic studies.

The initiative will offer a series of intensive summer institutes and community collaborations designed to take advantage of George Washington’s location in the nation’s capital, with its many institutional and human resources.