Pardes — Day School Education

A Collaboration with the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

Combine a Master of Jewish Education from Hebrew College with traditional text study at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem to prepare for a career in Jewish day school education. The two-year, pluralistic graduate degree program leads to the following credentials:

  • Master of Jewish Education from Hebrew College
  • Certificate in Jewish Day School Education from Hebrew College
  • Certificate of Advanced Jewish Studies from the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

If accepted into the Day School Educators Program, you will receive a generous yearly living stipend, two trips to the United States and heavily subsidized tuition provided by a grant from The AVI CHAI Foundation. Upon completion, you will commit to serving as a full-time Judaic studies teacher in a North American day school at the elementary, middle or high school level for at least three years.

Academic Program

The MJEd is granted to those students who successfully complete the Certificate of Advanced Jewish Studies at Pardes during the two-year period, as well as 28 graduate credits earned directly through Hebrew College. The course of study includes the following:

  • Intensive beit midrash study of Hebrew texts
  • Jewish education and Jewish studies courses, including online coursework through Hebrew College
  • One-week residency seminar in Boston for an internship and intensive study at Hebrew College (spring semester of the first year of study)
  • North American teaching internships (completed in the spring semester of both first and second years of study)
  • Hebrew Ulpan

Admissions Requirements

Interested students must apply to both Hebrew College and the Pardes Institute. The admissions departments of both institutions communicate to evaluate student applications. Additionally, the institutions communicate regarding administration and academic and student services.

The following is a general overview of eligibility and admission requirements:

  • Applications to both schools
  • B.A. with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Prior intensive study of Jewish texts or one year in a yeshiva program in Israel
  • Hebrew language proficiency
  • Three academic and professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal interview
  • Personal essay

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MORE INFORMATION

Barbara Selwyn
Director, Enrollment Management
617-559-8610
bselwyn@hebrewcollege.edu