The Jewish Studies In-Service Teacher Training Program

Where Jewish Knowledge Meets Pedagogical Confidence

Pedagogy for Jewish Studies

Intensives and webinars providing pedagogical skills designed with the Jewish studies classroom in mind

Individualized Mentoring

Experienced Jewish studies teacher-trainers work one-on-one with teachers to help them thrive

A Supportive Network

Teachers join a network of Jewish studies teachers across North America, providing support and resources

The Jewish Studies In-Service Teacher Training Program (JSITT) is a comprehensive 12-month program designed for Jewish studies teachers. Led by seasoned Jewish studies educators, JSITT provides pedagogical training for current teachers with strong subject expertise but lacking formal teacher training.

The program opens with our 4 week synchronous webinar Summer Pedagogy Intensive. During the intensive, teachers will develop core pedagogical tools, learn to cultivate a positive classroom culture, and prepare for the approaching school year. Participants have the option to join us virtually from anywhere in the world, or come to Jerusalem study in-person at the Pardes beit midrash, and join the intensive in the evening.

Throughout the school year, the professional development continues with a series of online webinars tailored for the Jewish studies teacher. These sessions delve into pedagogical insights and explore unique subjects such as havruta learning in the classroom, meaning mining with Jewish texts, and tefilah education.

Alongside our webinars, JSITT participants will receive one-on-one mentoring from our expert Jewish studies teacher-mentors, including either virtual or in-person classroom observations.

Advance your career as a Jewish educator with a master’s degree from Hebrew University through our exclusive partnership with the Melton Centre for Jewish Education. 

If you’re part of the Pardes JSITT program, your time invested counts for 4 credits toward your Master’s Degree in Jewish Education—a significant step towards your academic and professional goals.

Program Dates

July 2024 – June 2025

  • Summer Intensive: July 1 – July 25, 2024
  • Mentoring begins: July 2024
  • Webinars: September – May 2024


  • Already employed as a Jewish studies teacher at a day school
  • Plan to begin teaching Jewish studies at the start of the next academic year
  • Have subject background knowledge, but lack formal pedagogical training


Please contact us to discuss affordable options.

The Summer Pedagogy Intensive

Can’t commit to the year-long JSITT program? Then join us for the virtual 4-week Summer Pedaogogy Intense, combined with expert mentoring, that will hone your skills and help you plan for the upcoming year.  This intensive can also be combined with our Jerusalem-based Jewish Educators Summer Workshop.

 You do not have to be a participant of JSITT or our other programs to attend this virtual intensive.

Speak to Reuven Margrett to learn more and register.