The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies piloting new Kevah Teaching Fellowship

Former Kevah educators and leaders, Dr. Julie Lieber and Rabbi David Kasher have joined Aviva Lauer Golbert of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators to launch the Pardes-Kevah Teaching Fellowship, with a new cohort slated for June 2019 in Berkeley, California.

The fellowship will guide participants through the process of learning how to teach adults, building skills in text selection; creating a narrative arc; preparing opening and closing moments; asking good questions; and dealing with group dynamics. The second week of the program focuses on applying skills to practice, including teaching, reflection and refinement, culminating with an opportunity to teach at the 2019 Limmud Bay Area Festival.

“My partners and I believe that a significant increase in the number of highly trained Torah teachers has the capacity to radically change the Jewish community’s relationship to their spiritual and intellectual heritage,” said Golbert. “Through this teacher training fellowship, we aim to significantly improve the quality of adult Jewish education in the North American Jewish community.”

To learn more and register, visit: pardes.org.il/KTF

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