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 Hebrew College. This program is highly selective, seeking outstanding applicants for whom day school teaching is their calling.
The Pardes Day School Educators Program includes core components of the Pardes Year Program, plus: holistic education courses preparing teachers for the 21st-century Jewish studies classroom; customized Hebrew language ulpan with Ulpan Or; student teaching at Jewish day schools for one month each year in North America; seminars on Jewish history, spirituality, conflict resolution, Jewish thought and Israel education; one-on-one mentoring with expert teaching coaches; career coaching, job placement assistance and alumni support.
Graduates of the two-year Pardes Day School Educators Program earn a Master of Jewish Education and a Certificate in Jewish Day School Education from Hebrew College and a Certificate of Advanced Jewish Studies from the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies.
Click here for a sampling of just some of the schools at which PCJE alumni have taught upon completion of the Day School Educators Program.
Optional Additional Programmatic Elements
Hoping to hire a PCJE graduate as a teacher or Jewish educator? Please contact Gail Kirschner at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of the position and we will try to make a shidduch!
BA with above-average GPA, experience with Jewish text study and Hebrew language, some experience in teaching or experiential education.
Graduates of the two-year Pardes Day School Educators Program commit to teaching Jewish studies in a North American Jewish day school for a minimum of three years upon completion of the program.
The Pardes Day School Educators Program is highly subsidized. Benefits include:
Pardes students usually rent apartments in Jerusalem. Pardes provides helpful housing resources to accepted students, including a listserve. Click here for more info about finding housing in Jerusalem.