Community Blog New Rabbinical School-Pardes Institute Partnership

By Hebrew College
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Longtime partners Hebrew College and Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies will, for the first time, jointly train outstanding rabbis who are passionate about day school teaching and leadership. Within this collaborative arrangement, the two years at Pardes as part of its Educator’s Program count toward one year of rabbinical studies at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College.

“We are very excited about our partnership with Pardes,” said Rabbi Dan Judson, dean of the Rabbinical School. “Our institutions share much in common, including a deep commitment to text learning alongside a pluralistic outlook. Having students learning in the Pardes Day School Educators Program will be an ideal springboard into rabbinical school, and we believe the combination of institutions will produce rabbis who have a profound impact on the American Jewish landscape.”

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; 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 Pardes Educators-Rabbinical School of Hebrew College joint program earn a Master of Jewish Education and a Certificate in Jewish Day School Education from Hebrew College’s Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education, a Certificate of Advanced Jewish Studies from the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, and rabbinic ordination from the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College.

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