Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
USA | CANADA +1 212 447 4333 | INT +972 2 673 5210


The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators trains and empowers Jewish Studies teachers and experiential Jewish educators and leaders to serve as knowledgeable, skilled, reflective and passionate professionals.

The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators offers the Pardes Day School Educators Program and the Pardes Experiential Educators Program in Jerusalem for current and aspiring Jewish educators, integrating Jewish text study, teacher training, Israel education and personal and professional development within the open, inclusive learning community of Pardes.

The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators also offers in-service support, professional development opportunities and curricular programming in North America.

Graduates of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators teach and inspire youth and young adults in Jewish day schools, Hillels, synagogues, camps, environmental education venues and experiential settings in communities across North America.
Programs in Israel


Professional Development and Consultation
in North America


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Gail Kirschner
+972 2 673 5210 ext244
What Our Students and Alumni
Are Saying About PCJE

In order to teach Jewish text on a college campus, I need to acquire skills for studying Tanach, Philosophy, Hebrew and Halacha. I need to learn how to draw out concepts and insights from text and be able to skillfully illuminate to students the opportunities for richness that engagement with a Jewish life provides. Students should be able to feel connected to the community as a result of exploring their questions through the Jewish canon. College students are most likely to listen to an adult educator who is knowledgeable and passionate about the content of the Jewish canon, and the only way for me to acquire this knowledge is to fully immerse myself in Jewish texts for an extended period of time.

- Leah Kahn, Pardes Experiential Educators Program '13

The Pardes Educators Program is really a once in a lifetime opportunity for someone like me. I know that I am in the right place when I read a text and right away lesson plans start filling my head about exciting ways to teach it to my future students. I am always surrounded by teachers and colleagues who are ready and excited to share in my excitement and curiosity. The passion that I am cultivating here along with the solid skills will set me up for a lifetime of inspiring students to truly care about Judaism and personalize their relationships to our collective memory.

- Laura Marder, Pardes Educators Program ’12-‘14

MARCH 30, 2015
Greatest Hits of the Talmud: Classic Texts with a Twist
Pardes North America office, 5 W.37th St, Suite 802
Weekly class examining some of the most important sections of the Babylonian Talmud and how they relate to family life, synagogue life and communal life. Read More
Rose Prevezer
"It was great to experience a tour with a broader focus, one that successfully elucidated the competing narratives and histories of the four communities of the Old City and took us above the confines of my previous visits to the Jewish Quarter..." Read More

  • Purim at Pardes 2014

  • 9 Adar 2014

  • Rosh Chodesh Adar 2014

  • Photos: Limmud UK 2013

  • Photos: Snow Storm '13

  • Photos: Shabbaton 2013

  • Photos: GA visits Pardes 2013

  • Photos: NYC Alumni Event 2013

  • Photos: Leket Israel 2013

  • Photos: PCJE Trip to Shilo 2013

  • Photos: Negev Tiyul 2013

  • Photos: Opening Shabbaton 2012

  • Photos: Tisha B'Av 2012

  • Photos: Summer Program 2012

  • Photos: Executive Learning Seminar 2012

  • Photos: Poland Trip 2012

  • Video: Pardes Educators Program 2012

  • Photos: Negev Tiyul 2011

  • Photos: Executive Learning Seminar 2011

  • Photos: Social Justice Track trip to Tel Aviv 2011

  • Photos: Summer Program 2011

  • Video: Year Program in a Flash.

  • Photos: Social Action at Yaccov Maimon 2011

  • Video: Be Inspired at Pardes!

  • Video: My Favorite Color

  • Photos: Yom Iyun Shel Chesed 2010

  • Video: Yom Iyun Shel Chesed 2009

  • Photos: Pardes Educators Retreat 2008
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, + 972 2 673 5210, +1 212 447 4333
POB 8575, Jerusalem, 9108402 Israel | 5 West 37th Street Suite 802, New York NY 10018 USA
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