The Pardes Experiential Educators Program

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.

Bringing Jewish Learning to Life

Immerse Yourself in the Text

Immerse yourself in Jewish text study and Jewish life in Jerusalem while gaining professional skills

Train for Leadership

Make an impact wherever you go with valuable skills that can translate to a wide range of Jewish educational institutions.

Increase the Harmony

Bring the calm back to your spaces by developing skills that allow everyone to be heard and seen

“Who is wise? One who learns from everyone, as it is said ‘From all who taught me have I gained understanding'”

– Pirkei Avot 4:1

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

Educators and leaders who complete the program will have: 

  • Spent time in the Beit Midrash building the confidence to learn and teach Jewish texts
  • Interwoven Jewish text and experiences into meaningful learning experiences
  • Learned through action some of the best practices in experiential education
  • Developed skills to tackle challenging situations stemming from conflicting views
  • The tools they need to join leadership positions across the Jewish community

Graduates will earn a Certificate of Jewish Studies from Pardes, and be expected to work as a Jewish professional in North America or continue their learning by pursuing an MA in Jewish Education or Jewish Professional Leadership.

Israel Education Track

New this year we’ve added a dedicated track for educators who are navigating conversations about Israel.

This track is guided by the principles of Mahloket Matters and equips educators with the skills needed to engage in challenging discussions including those around Israel. Educators will learn to encourage a constructive disagreement mindset among their students that will enable healthier and more meaningful conversations.

Tools for Tackling the Hard Questions

New this year, in partnership with Makom, we’ve added a dedicated track for educators who are navigating conversations about Israel. This track is guided by the principles of Mahloket Matters and equips educators with the skills needed to engage in challenging discussions including those around Israel. Educators will learn to encourage a constructive disagreement mindset among their students that will enable healthier and more meaningful conversations.

 

Subsidized costs to make your education work for you

  • Fully subsidized tuition to study at Pardes
  • Fully subsidized Hebrew Ulpan
  • $800 monthly living stipend while studying in Jerusalem

Program eligibility

The ideal candidate for the program will have the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree
  • A passion for Jewish knowledge and living

Complete this form to learn more about the program and/or to begin your application process.