Naaleh College: Online Jewish College


 Course Offerings Spring 2018

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Course Title



Course Description




CPT 121

Web Development I

David Reiffman

David Reiffman

This course focuses on building core competencies in web design and development. The course has two components HTML and JavaScript. The course covers basic to advanced concepts and skills for developing web pages and websites using the most current versions of HTML5 and CSS3. Students learn to create dynamic websites that incorporate forms, videos, JavaScript, cutting-edge CSS3. Students are exposed to both Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), as well as Dynamic CSS. The second half of the course covers the fundamentals of JavaScript language, Object Oriented JavaScript as well as AJAX.

Computer Information required course

CPT 101, MAT 102

Vodnick, Sasha. HTML5 and CSS 3.
Cengage 2016. ISBN: 10: 1-305-39404-6, 13: 978-1-305-9404-9
Vodnick, Sasha.
JavaScript: The Web Warrior Series. Sixth edition. Cengage 2015. ISBN: 10: 1-305-07844-6, 13: 978-1-305-07844-4

CPT 212

C# Programming with Visual

David Reiffman

David Reiffman

This course uses C# as the programming language for software development; however, the basic programming concepts presented can be applied to a number of other languages. Instead of focusing on the syntax of the C# language, this course uses the C# language to present general programming concepts. Once you develop a thorough understanding of one programming language, you can effectively apply those concepts to other programming languages.

Computer Information required course

CPT 101, MAT 102 Recommended: CPT 210

Doyle, Barbara, C# Programming: From Problem Analysis to Program Design, 5th Ed., Cengage Learning, 2016, ISBN 978-1-285-85687-2.

CPT 412

Cloud Computing

Rina Schwartz

Rina Schwartz

This course delivers a comprehensive study of Cloud concepts and capabilities throughout the different Cloud service models: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Business Process as a Service (BPaaS).  Current Cloud vendors such as, Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure others will be discussed.

Computer Information Management required course

CPT 101, CPT 121, CPT 210, CPT 222, CPT 210, CPT 301, CPT 311, CPT 450, CPT 460, MAT 102,  one semester of any object-oriented programming language

Bhowmik, Sandeep. Cloud Computing 1e (paperback). Cambridge University Press 2017.
Print ISBN: 9781316638101, 1316638103
eText ISBN: 9781108302654, 1108302653
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SOC 103

Law and Ethics II

Dayan Shlomo Cohen

Dayan Shlomo Cohen

The Jewish Bible, or Torah, is one of the oldest and most widely read texts of law, ethics and philosophy.  Many of the principles presented in the Torah form the basis of Western ethics, both business and personal.  The portions of the Torah which address proper business interactions and respect for others’ property and rights form the body of knowledge known as Business Halacha, or Jewish Monetary Law.  A study of these laws and their logical underpinnings will enable students to develop a moral compass and ethical behavior.
This course presents issues of responsibility in business based on practical examples of Jewish law for a moral and upright society.  The course presents modern issues in business ethics with examples of contemporary Rabbinic court cases for thought-provoking and engaging discussions.  Classes use case studies and various sources to help students understand the underlying principles and thought processes behind Jewish business law.  The course is designed to offer current topics to encourage lively interaction and debate.
This course covers employer-employee relations, rented, borrowed, or lost property, business partnerships and responsibilities of a professional to his client. .Content has been selected to assist students in developing solid ethical and legal decisions.

General Education Social Responsibility Required course

SOC 102

Pure Money:  A Straightforward Guide to Jewish Monetary Law Vol II:  Responsibility, Shlomo Cohen.  Targum Press, 2009.

CPT 401

Big Data

Rina Schwartz

Rina Schwartz

The field of computer science is experiencing a transition from computation-intensive to data-intensive problems, where data is produced in massive amounts by large sensor networks, new data acquisition techniques, simulations, and social networks. Efficiently extracting, interpreting, and learning from very large datasets requires a new generation of scalable algorithms as well as new data management technologies.
Data Science and Big Data Analytics is about harnessing the power of data for new insights. This course covers the breadth of activities and methods and tools that Data Scientists use. The content focuses on concepts, principles and practical applications that are applicable to any industry and technology environment, and the learning is supported and explained with examples that students can replicate using open-source software.
Students should be prepared for a detailed and rigorous but very rewarding course.

Computer Information Management required course

CPT 101, MAT 102, MAT 202, CPT 111 OR CPT 240, CPT 210; Recommended: CPT 450, CPT 460

Erl, Thomas. Big Data Fundamentals. Prentis Hall PTG, 2016, Print ISBN: 9780134291079, 0134291077 eText ISBN: 9780134291208, 0134291204
Available from Amazon.
The following are recommended for anyone interested in background readings on big data and looking for reference works with examples on recent trends in big data analysis.
1) Mayer-Schönberger, Viktor and Kenneth Cukier. (2014). Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform
How We Live, Work, and Think.  Mariner Books.
2) McGovern, Tim (ed.). (2016). Big Data Now: 2015 Edition.  O’Reilly Media.
The first is a popular science book that provides an excellent introduction to big data, predominant trends, promises and challenges written by two renown experts, one from the Oxford Internet Institute and the other from the Economist. Big Data Now is a compilation of blog posts that covers a wide range of topics. Its scope is beyond that of this class but it is a good resource to browse and read up on specific topics.

JCAL 202

Jewish Calendar: Remembering the Destruction

Assorted lecturers

Mendel Breitstein

Jerusalem was once a city that shone with the Divine Presence and rang with the sounds of people serving their Creator. Today, the Temple no longer stands, and our primary goal of sanctifying the name of Hashem seems to be muted. What were the causes of this destruction? What should we do to return to our former glory as G-d's Holy people, serving Him in Jerusalem? How can we deepen our appreciation of Jewish unity in order to rectify the sin of disunity that caused the destruction? This thought provoking course explores these questions, and other topics relating to the Three Weeks, The Ninth of Av, and the Tenth of Tevet which commemorate the destruction of the Temple.

Judaic Studies elective


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BIBL 301

Chumash in Depth II

Mrs. Shira Smiles

Eliyahu Goodman

Students take an in-depth look at Moshe’s famous entreaty to G-d in Parshat Va’etchanan. Students also delve into the symbolism, hidden meanings, and G-dly promises of success and survival in Exile that are contained in Jacob's famous dream of the ladder. This advanced class incorporates a close reading of the text along with a practical application of lessons learned.

Judaic Studies

one lower level BIBL-P course

1. Chumash Mikraot Gedolot.
For example,Ed. Katzenelenbogen, Mordechai. Torat Chayim Chamisha Chumshei Torah. Jerusalem, 1993.
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BIBL 211

Survey of Early Prophets


Mendel Breitstein

We will be learning the first four books of the “Early Prophets:”  Yehoshua, Shoftim, Shmuel, and M’lachim.
The goal will be twofold:
1. To attain a good survey knowledge of the four books. This will be accomplished by reading through the material, just to attain basic familiarity with the history/personalities, etc. Towards this end, there will be short quizzes twice a week just to ensure that the students do the basic reading. This may be in English or in Hebrew (or whatever other language the student may be comfortable in) just to gain an overall sense of the books.
2. To learn particular themes in greater depth. Towards this end, students will participate in online discussions of topics that emerge from the four books. These will involve what the classical commentators have had to say over the centuries regarding different topics. Additionally, the student will write a research paper on a specific topic that relates to our subject.

Judaic Studies required course


Yehoshua, Shoftim and Shmuel Mikraot Gedolot.
For example:
Ed. Biton.Mikraot Gedolot Hamaor Neviim U’Ketuvim: Yehoshua v'Shoftim.. Jerusalem, 2001.
Ed. Biton.Mikraot Gedolot Hamaor Neviim U’Ketuvim: Shmuel. Jerusalem, 2001.
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BIBL 311 Yirmiyahu I

Reluctant Prophet


Avishai David

Eliyahu Goodman

Students study the themes inherent in the first twenty chapters of the Book of Yirmiyahu. The course focuses on both the structure and beauty of the text, the historical background to the prophecies studied, as well as on the inspiration and spiritual impact that the timeless words of Yirmiyahu have on our lives today. Rabbi Avishai David lectures in the videos.

Judaic Studies elective

Pre- or co-requisite: BIBL 211

1. Yirmiyahu Mikraot Gedolot.
For example,Ed. Biton. Mikraot Gedolot Hamaor Neviim U’Ketuvim: Yirmiyahu. Jerusalem, 2001.
2. Students must download source sheets from

JLAW 332

Laws of the Festivals

Assorted lecturers

Eliyahu Goodman

Study of Halacha, Jewish law, pertaining to holy days and festivals. Students will study a halachic text such as Shulchan Aruch and a commentary on it, such as Mishneh Berurah or Aruch Hashulchan. Laws pertaining to festivals and holy days that students will study include bedikat chametz, chol hamoed, shofar, Ten Days of Repentance, Yom Kippur, Chanuka, and Purim.

Judaic Studies elective


Shulchan Orech, Orech Chaim, with Mishna Berura Chalakim 2, 4,5,6. Hebrew:
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