The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators

The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators (PCJE) trains and supports Jewish educators across a variety of learning environments. PCJE graduates have helped guide thousands of learners of all ages and backgrounds on their Jewish journeys, empowering them to be knowledgeable and engaged members of their Jewish communities.

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Total Graduates of PCJE Programming

300+

Graduates working in Jewish education

78%

Graduates in leadership roles

38

Educational institutions employing graduates

200+

Upcoming Opportunities

PCJE Programs

Whether you are interested in beginning your career as a Jewish educator, or you’re an institutional leader looking to develop your educators, PCJE has a wide variety of programs and resources available to you.

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PCJE offers two distinct programs for aspiring educators: one tailored for those interested in a career as an experiential educator and another for day school teachers. These programs empower educators with the knowledge and skills to inspire future generations and foster a deep connection to their Jewish heritage.

The Pardes Teacher Fellowship is a fully funded, two-year teacher training program that aims to produce skilled and knowledgeable Jewish Studies educators to work in North American Jewish day schools.

Participants of the Pardes Teacher Fellowship will have the opportunity to work towards a Master of Jewish Education.

The Pardes Teacher Fellowship is a fully funded, two-year teacher training program that aims to produce skilled and knowledgeable Jewish Studies educators to work in North American Jewish day schools.

Participants of the Pardes Teacher Fellowship will have the opportunity to work towards a Master of Jewish Education. 

The Pardes Experiential Educators Program is a fully funded 10-month program that prepares educators and leaders to inspire a love for Judaism in camps, schools, campuses and communities across North America and Europe.

The Pardes Experiential Educators Program is a fully funded 10-month program that prepares educators and leaders to inspire a love for Judaism in camps, schools, campuses and communities across North America and Europe.

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PCJE provides ongoing professional development for Jewish educators through in-service learning opportunities, mentorship initiatives, and workshops. In addition to building their teaching skills, Jewish educators also have the opportunity to expand their own Jewish knowledge with Pardes Torah. 

The Jewish Studies In-Service Teacher Training program is designed for both Jewish studies teachers already in the classroom and those about to begin teaching, who have never had the opportunity for formal pedagogy training.

The Jewish Studies In-Service Teacher Training program is designed for both Jewish studies teachers already in the classroom and those about to begin teaching, who have never had the opportunity for formal pedagogy training.

The Mentor Matching Program provides participants with individualized virtual support, guidance and feedback on the development of a curricular unit and/or a professional project.

This process can include an exploration of the fundamentals of curriculum design, the sharing of resources and pedagogies unique to Jewish studies, access to planning templates, and more.

The Mentor Matching Program provides participants with individualized virtual support, guidance and feedback on the development of a curricular unit and/or a professional project.

This process can include an exploration of the fundamentals of curriculum design, the sharing of resources and pedagogies unique to Jewish studies, access to planning templates, and more.

The Jewish Educators Summer Workshop is a unique professional development opportunity that empowers Jewish educators to immerse themselves in Torah while preparing themselves for the upcoming year of teaching.

The Jewish Educators Summer Workshop is a unique professional development opportunity that empowers Jewish educators to immerse themselves in Torah while preparing themselves for the upcoming year of teaching.

Fill out this form or contact Avi Spodek avi@pardes.org and we’ll get back to you soon!

PCJE programs designed for seasoned educators provide advanced professional development and support, expanding their impact within their Jewish learning institutions.

The Senior Educator Learning Fellowship provides senior congregational school educators with ongoing Jewish learning and equips them with new approaches for engaging with real-world challenges using Jewish texts.

The Senior Educator Learning Fellowship provides senior congregational school educators with ongoing Jewish learning and equips them with new approaches for engaging with real-world challenges using Jewish texts.

Integrating Jewish text study with Social-Emotional Learning is vital for equipping students with cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal skills to navigate conflicts. 

PCJE offers a unique curriculum for high school and upper middle school students, utilizing Mahloket Matters materials. This curriculum comprises three adaptable units, complete with an educator’s guide, editable student workbook, and editable slides.

Integrating Jewish text study with Social-Emotional Learning is vital for equipping students with cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal skills to navigate conflicts. 

PCJE offers a unique curriculum for high school and upper middle school students, utilizing Mahloket Matters materials. This curriculum comprises three adaptable units, complete with an educator’s guide, editable student workbook, and editable slides.

The Jewish Educators Summer Workshop is a unique professional development opportunity that empowers Jewish educators to immerse themselves in Torah while preparing themselves for the upcoming year of teaching.

The Jewish Educators Summer Workshop is a unique professional development opportunity that empowers Jewish educators to immerse themselves in Torah while preparing themselves for the upcoming year of teaching.

The Mentor Matching Program provides participants with individualized virtual support, guidance and feedback on the development of a curricular unit and/or a professional project.

This process can include an exploration of the fundamentals of curriculum design, the sharing of resources and pedagogies unique to Jewish studies, access to planning templates and more.

The Mentor Matching Program provides participants with individualized virtual support, guidance and feedback on the development of a curricular unit and/or a professional project.

This process can include an exploration of the fundamentals of curriculum design, the sharing of resources and pedagogies unique to Jewish studies, access to planning templates and more.

Fill out this form or contact Avi Spodek avi@pardes.org and we’ll get back to you soon!

Meet the PCJE Team

Aviva Lauer
Director of PCJE
aviva@pardes.org.il

Aviva Lauer
Director of PCJE
aviva@pardes.org.il

Rachel Friedrichs
Associate Director, Israel
rachelf@pardes.org.il

Rachel Friedrichs
Associate Director, Israel
rachelf@pardes.org.il

Reuven Margrett
Associate Director, NA
reuven@pardes.org.il

Reuven Margrett
Associate Director, NA
reuven@pardes.org.il

Ilana Gleicher-Bloom
Experiential Education
ilanagb@pardes.org.il

Ilana Gleicher-Bloom
Experiential Education
ilanagb@pardes.org.il

Sefi Kraut
Mahloket Matters
sefik@pardes.org.il

Sefi Kraut
Mahloket Matters
sefik@pardes.org.il

Susan Yammer
Alumni Support
susany@pardes.org.il

Susan Yammer
Alumni Support
susany@pardes.org.il

Daniella Adler
Mentorship
daniella@pardes.org.il

Daniella Adler
Mentorship
daniella@pardes.org.il

Avi Spodek
Recruitment
avi@pardes.org

Avi Spodek
Recruitment
avi@pardes.org

Michael Hattin
PCJE Beit Midrash Coordinator
michaelh@pardes.org.il

Michael Hattin
PCJE Beit Midrash Coordinator
michaelh@pardes.org.il

Michael Emerson
Special Projects
michaele@pardes.org.il

Michael Emerson
Special Projects
michaele@pardes.org.il

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