History & Philosophy
The Division of Higher Learning (DHL) of Associated Beth Rivkah Schools
is a post-secondary academic teacher-training institute of Judaic studies. DHL offers its qualified and motivated students intensive and diversified curricula in Hebrew, Jewish Studies and Education, anchored in the classical texts of Judaism and Chassidism, and applied to the contemporary Jewish experience. Living in the Rebbe’s Shchuna offers a wealth of Chassidishe inspiration and opportunities for community involvement and Hashpoah.
As one of the few Jewish teacher training institutions in the United States and Canada, the Division of Higher Learning of Associated Beth Rivkah School prepares an annual cadre of qualified graduates who will serve as teachers in Jewish Day Schools and Hebrew Schools throughout North America and beyond.
Tracing its origins to Fall, 1962, the Division of Higher Learning of Associated Beth Rivkah Schools proudly points to its record of training hundreds of graduates and providing them with a high quality educational experience in the scholarly disciplines of Jewish studies, while simultaneously transmitting corollary values of personal responsibility and communal involvement.
True to its mission, the Division of Higher Learning has succeeded in placing its alumnae as teachers and principals, in over 50 cities and states, thereby promoting and perpetuating the educational values which they acquired at DHL.
To achieve and successfully transmit its mission and corollaries, the Division of Higher Learning of Associated Beth Rivkah Schools has endeavored to deliver its academic services through a qualified faculty, dedicated to the institution and its objectives. Together, the administration and faculty have consistently reaffirmed the school’s commitment to quality education offered through personalized academic attention.
Over the years, the Division of Higher Learning of Associated Beth Rivkah Schools has earned a reputation as an outstanding teacher training institution, fostering intellectual growth, personal maturity, social awareness, Jewish identity, and civic leadership.
In recognition of its achievements, the Division of Higher Learning earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
Similarly, in 1995, following a review and assessment of DHL and its educational programs, the New York State Education Department granted the school the unique recognition of a “highly specialized institution” under Article 1, Section 52.22(b) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.