Created by TalentEducators and the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators, the new Maalot program is designed to give seminary students a taste of the artistry and technique behind effective Jewish studies teaching. Building off students’ passion for learning Torah, the Maalot program will provide participants with the skills to share and teach Torah in dynamic and meaningful ways. Through the integration of Torah study and core teaching concepts, Maalot participants are empowered to think about Jewish education in a more grounded, informed, and sophisticated way.
Each evening will begin with a light dinner and will be followed by the sessions taught by the experienced faculty of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators.
This program is designed for first-year or second-year seminary students who are interested in learning more about the hows and whys of Torah teaching. Participants may already be planning to embark on a career in Jewish education, others might simply be interested in giving more engaging shiurim, and some might just be curious about the ‘secret sauce’ that can make learning Torah so meaningful and interesting.
When: Maalot sessions will run at 7:30 – 9:45 PM on alternate Mondays from mid-December through mid-April, 2021-22. The exact start date of the program will be announced later in the fall.
Where: Sessions will be held at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, General Pierre Koenig St 29, Talpiot (near the Hadar Mall).
The program is fully subsidized by TalentEducators and Pardes Center for Jewish Educators and is therefore free for all participants.