Susan Wall

Susan holds a B.A. in English Literature from Temple University, a M.S. in Library Science from Drexel University, and a D.H.L. in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She was in the first class of Jerusalem Fellows from 1982-85. Her research was in the area of family education.

Susan worked in numerous venues in Jewish education, serving from 1985-1991 as principal of Ezra Academy. After making aliyah, Susan taught Jewish Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Rothberg International School and was on the staff of the Center for Teacher Development. Since 2002, she has taught pedagogy within the Pardes Educators Program. She served as Director of PEP (2002-2007), Director of Pardes Educators Alumni Support (2007-2014) and currently as Director, Professional Development, Pardes Center for Jewish Educators. Her most recent work has focused on the Rodef Shalom Middle School Program, Prayer Education, and workshops in North America. Susan has also worked as an adjunct instructor at Hebrew College since 2006.

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Doctoral Dissertation:
Parents of pre-schoolers: Their Jewish identity and its implications for Jewish education
by Wall, Susan Segal D.H.L., The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1994, 240 pages; AAT 9533463

Publications/Books:

  • Wall, Susan. Assessing Tefillah? HaYidion, Fall 2015.
  • Wall, Susan and Judy Markose. Reimagining Prayer: Questions for Administrators. HaYidion, Spring 2013.
  • Wall,Susan. An Alternative Learning Community for Teachers. Jewish Educational Leadership, vol. 12:1 Fall 2013. (The School as a Learning Community).
  • Hirschfield, Zvi and Susan Wall. Training Teachers for Pluralistic Day Schools. HaYidion,  Winter, 2009.
  • Klein-Katz, Sally and Susan Wall. Jewish Educational Israel Experiences, in  What We Now Know About Jewish Education by Roberta Louis Goodman, Paul A. Flexner and Linda Dale Bloomberg, July, 2008.
  • Markose, Judy and Susan Wall. A Model Program for Preparing and Launching Novice Judaics Teachers , HaYidion, Winter 2008.
  • Wall, Susan. Family Education on an Israel Trip in Family Israel Experiences: The Mah Nishtana of Family Education Israel Trips, edited by Sally Klein-Katz and Roberta Bell-Kliger, Melitz and Project Oren, 2000.
  • Cohen, Steven M.  and Susan Wall, Excellence in Youth Trips to Israel, CRB (Charles R. Bronfman) Foundation, Montreal, JESNA, New York, Jewish Educational Services of North America, 1994.
  • Cohen, Steven M.  and Susan Wall, Recruiting and Retaining Senior Personnel in Jewish Education: A Focus Group Study, The Jewish Agency, 1987.

Contact: susan@pardes.org.il