Pardes Summer Program + Day School Teachers Track

Program Description

Study Jewish texts, get your curriculum ready for the fall, share ideas with amazing colleagues, and re-energize for another year of teaching!

Are you a day school educator who:

  • is in your first three years of teaching Jewish studies, OR
  • has recently switched to a new grade level and/or new subject matter, OR
  • would like to infuse your general studies curriculum with more Jewish content

If so, you are invited to a special track of the three-week Pardes Summer Program. Participants will be provided:

  • Dynamic and interactive study of classic and contemporary Jewish texts
  • Development of skills to enrich pedagogic content knowledge
  • Individualized mentoring for the development of a curricular unit informed and inspired by UbD, 21st-century learning principles, and Jewish values
  • Opportunities for active reflection on teaching
  • An expanded, diverse and collaborative network of fellow educators
  • Rejuvenation and inspiration for the upcoming academic year

Click here for more information on the Pardes Summer Program.

The Pardes Summer Program: Day School Teachers Track is geared towards day school teachers who:

  • Are currently within their first three years of teaching Jewish Studies or have recently switched teaching grade or subject matter
  • Teach grades 3-12 in a North American Jewish day school of any denomination
  • Will be teaching in a day school in 2020-2021
  • Have the support of their day school administration

Cost: $850
Suggested breakdown: $600 – Schools; $250 – Participant
(*This breakdown is merely a suggestion. Schools and participants can determine the tuition breakdown at their own discretion.)

The tuition covers the costs of three weeks of Pardes classes, educational trips around Jerusalem, 13 hours of 1-on-1 mentoring, pedagogy programming.

All participants will receive a $1600 living/travel subsidy.

Pardes students usually rent apartments in Jerusalem. Pardes provides helpful housing resources to accepted students, including a listserve. Click here for help with housing in Jerusalem.

Please contact Aviva Golbert at