The Pardes Teacher Fellowship

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.

Cultivating the Next Generation in Jewish Education

Dive Into Sacred Texts

Develop skills that will immerse you in Jewish studies and add your voice to our 3,000 year tradition

Join a Community of Learners

Be a part of a vibrant and diverse community of lifelong learners that values and encourages personal and professional growth

Achieve Pedagogical Excellence

Train with leading Jewish educators and teacher trainers and gain important tools to excel in your career

“One who studies Torah in order to teach is granted the ability to study and to teach.”

– Pirkei Avot 4:3

Through a unique combination of the modern and the traditional and the practical and the spiritual, the Pardes Teacher Fellowship trains not only effective Jewish studies educators, but also prepares them to serve as role models and community leaders.

Year 1:
Based in Jerusalem, fellows deepen their knowledge of Jewish texts, learn how to bring them alive in the classroom, and improve their Hebrew skills by participating in Ulpan.

Year 2:
Fellows complete a 10-month, fully-salaried teacher practicum at a North American Jewish day school, before returning to Jerusalem for one, final month of study and training.

All fellows are matched with a personal coach who will support them throughout the program.

Graduates earn a Certificate in Jewish Studies from Pardes and are expected to spend at least one additional year as a classroom teacher at a North American Jewish day school. Those who qualify will also work toward the completion of a Master of Jewish Education (MJEd) from Hebrew College.

Subsidized costs to make your education work for you

  • Fully subsidized tuition to study at Pardes
  • Fully subsidized Hebrew Ulpan
  • $1400 monthly living stipend while studying in Jerusalem
  • Financial aid available for MJEd

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
  • Experience with Jewish text study
  • Basic Hebrew language skills

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