Train to become a day school Jewish studies teacher AND study towards semikha. Program participants earn a Master of Jewish Education (MJEd) and Certificate of Day School Education from Hebrew College, Certificate of Advanced Jewish Studies from Pardes, and prepare for semikha through intensive text study in the Pardes Kollel. This two or three-year option is geared towards candidates with advanced Jewish text study and Hebrew language experience.
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, advanced experience with Jewish text study and Hebrew language, some experience in teaching or experiential education.
Graduates of the Pardes Day School Educators Program: Semikha Track commit to teaching in a North American Jewish day school for a minimum of three years upon completion of the program.
The Pardes Day School Educators Program: Semikha Track is highly subsidized. Benefits include:
Subsidy provided for 40% of the Hebrew College tuition. Student is responsible to pay 60% of the Hebrew College tuition. Loans available for up to 30% of the Hebrew College tuition.
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.