PCJE Day School Educator Programs

The Pardes Day School Educators Program (PEP) prepares teachers to inspire a love of the Jewish people, text and tradition in Jewish day schools across North America.

Motivated by a vision of Jewish day schools as learning communities guided by Jewish texts and values that aspire to develop the whole child and support students’ intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual growth, PEP empowers and trains teachers to facilitate Jewish learning and experience, to consider a variety of learners, and to nurture curiosity and critical thinking.

PEP prepares teachers who will promote ideals of 21st-century learning and integrate current pedagogic approaches as they passionately bring the wisdom and ethical guidance of Judaism to life for their students.

Which program is right for you?

Pardes Day School Educators Program – 2-Year MJEd (in partnership with Hebrew College)

The Pardes Day School Educators Program – training outstanding Jewish studies teachers for day schools since 2000 – is a vibrant and innovative two-year program in Jerusalem that combines intensive text study at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies with a Master of Jewish Education from the Shoolman Graduate School at Hebrew College.

Pardes Day School Educators Program – 1-Year Certificate in Jewish Studies

The Pardes Day School Educators Program – One-Year Certificate in Jewish Studies is designed for future Jewish Studies teachers in day schools who are already graduates of MA programs in Teaching or Jewish Education and who are motivated to supplement their academic training with rich Jewish text study and Israel experience.

Pardes Day School Educators Program + Yeshivat Maharat Semikha

The Pardes-Yeshivat Maharat Joint PEP Program trains outstanding clergy who are invested in day school teaching and leadership. Within this collaborative arrangement, the two years at Pardes count towards one year of rabbinical studies at Yeshivat Maharat, making the joint program a five-year rabbinical studies and Masters program instead of a six-year endeavor.

Pardes Day School Educators Program + Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Semikha

The Pardes-YCT Joint PEP Program trains outstanding rabbinic leaders who are passionate about day school teaching and administration. Within this collaborative arrangement, the two years at Pardes count towards one year of rabbinical studies at YCT, making the joint program a five-year rabbinical studies and Masters program instead of a six-year endeavor.

Pardes Day School Educators Program + Rabbinical School of Hebrew College

Pardes and Hebrew College train outstanding rabbis who are passionate about day school teaching and leadership. Within this collaborative arrangement, the two years at Pardes count towards one year of rabbinical studies at Hebrew College, making the joint program a six-year rabbinical studies and Masters program instead of a seven-year endeavor.