Rekindle your spirit
Refresh your text skills
Realize your potential as a day school educator
Now is the perfect time to invest in your most important resource: YOU.
After several years in the classroom giving your heart, soul, and mind in order to teach, inspire, and grow it is time to renew, recharge and reJewvenate. We created this fully subsidized program because you deserve no less.
The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators trains and empowers experiential educators, day school teachers and adult educators to serve as knowledgeable, skilled, reflective and passionate professionals for the Jewish world.
The Pardes Jewish Educators Sabbatical is designed for veteran educators (4+ full-time years as an educator) who want to spend a year at Pardes in Jerusalem. This is a golden opportunity to take a breath and draw from the wellsprings of Torah learning, vibrant community, world-class faculty, and experienced pedagogy coaches at Pardes.
This program includes core components of the Pardes Year Program, plus: customized Hebrew language ulpan with Ulpan Or; educators’ seminars on text and context, spirituality and tefilah in Jewish day schools and Israel education; one-on-one mentoring with expert teaching coaches; career coaching, job placement assistance and alumni support. Participants will also engage in peer teaching and an independent project.
Graduates of this program earn a Certificate in Jewish Studies from Pardes.