The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators trains and empowers experiential educators, day school teachers and adult educators to serve as knowledgeable, skilled, reflective and passionate professionals for the Jewish world.

In Jerusalem, the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators offers the pre-service Pardes Day School Educators Program (degree or certificate options) and the Pardes Experiential Educators Program (degree or certificate options), integrating Jewish text study, educator training, Israel education and personal and professional development within the open, inclusive learning community of Pardes.

The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators also provides in-service training programs, in-service support, professional development and curricular programming.
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.



No matter where you are in your educator career, learn new skills, strengthen your abilities, and create a community of other educators like you, to transform the lives of students who will, in turn, will transform society.

Learn More About Our Programs

If you would want information about the Pardes Center of Jewish Educators programming please contact Rachel Margolin at

Big Effects. Changed Lives. Real Stories.
All Because of Pardes.

We believe each member of the Jewish community deserves the opportunity to discover who he or she is as a Jew in the world today. That is why we have embarked on this journey:

"We are honored to be among the builders of the future of the Jewish people by investing in Pardes's new home. An enhanced facility will allow this wonderful organization to open its doors to many more students who wish to immerse themselves in Jewish learning in a warm, open and inclusive atmosphere."

Stephen and Marsha Donshik, Efrat Israel

"To walk through the doors of Pardes is to enter a world that is challenging, meaningful, and transformative. In its new building, Pardes will be able to open its doors to countless more Jews and more communities, in a space that honors the significance of the task at hand. It is a privilege to play a part in this momentous effort to bring serious, meaningful Torah learning to every Jew who seeks it. It is an investment in a better Jewish future for our children and grandchildren."

Deborah Shapira

Spotlight on the Educators Program


No matter the amount contributed, our community is coming together to transform the lives of students who will, in turn, use their Pardes education to transform society.


Abbie and Moshe Greenberg
Jerusalem, Israel

Paula Gottesman
Morristown, NJ

Alper Family
Berkeley, CA

Faygie and Phil Schwartz
Jerusalem, Israel

Children of Moshe and Libby Werthan
Nashville, TN

Richard and Leora Linhart
New York, NY

Elias Brettler
Ashburn, ON

Phil Shaw and Shira Gordon
Bronx, NY