The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Join Forces to Train Rabbi-Educators

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Beginning in fall 2018, The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah will join forces to begin training outstanding rabbis who are passionate about Jewish education.

The Pardes+YCT Joint Program will include two unique courses of study:

  1. Pardes Day School Educators Program+YCT: a five-year teacher training, Masters of Jewish Education (from Hebrew College in Boston), and rabbinical school program, which will train exceptional rabbinic educators who will become teachers and leaders in Jewish day schools.
  2. Pardes Experiential Educators Program+YCT: a five-year experiential education and rabbinical school program, with the option of a Masters of Jewish Education (from the Davidson School at JTS), which will train excellent rabbinic educators who will work in the field of experiential Jewish education.

Both of these options offer advanced text study with world-class faculty in the Pardes and YCT batei midrash; Jewish education studies at Pardes in Jerusalem; semikha from YCT rabbinical school; Masters in Jewish Education; advanced Clinical Pastoral Education; unique real-world internships with master mentors; and generous stipend packages.

For more information, contact PCJE Acting Director Aviva Golbert ( or Rabbi Yonah Berman at YCT (