Same great Kevah program, now powered by Pardes | June 17-30, Berkeley

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While many fine institutions exist to teach Torah to the next generation of Jewish leaders, rarely are these scholars taught how to teach the Torah that they have learned. Despite the lack of teacher training, Jewish professionals are simply expected to be able to teach Torah well. 

Both Pardes and Kevah 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. Through this teacher training fellowship, we aim to significantly improve the quality of adult Jewish education in the North American Jewish community.

Kevah has years of experience running adult learning groups nationally and has developed a unique model for adult education that harnesses the power of a decentralized, interactive, conversational approach. Kevah’s model allows the educator to act as both a content expert and – equally important – a skilled facilitator in the creation of a “group havruta.”

The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators has years of experience training both classroom teachers and experiential educators. PCJE’s singular teacher training brand fuses the acquisition of Jewish text content with the cultivation of excellent and progressive teaching techniques. Approximately 200 PCJE graduates work in Jewish education in a variety of settings and roles such as day school teachers, facilitators, professional leaders in synagogues, community organizations, start-ups, federations, camps, and Hillels.

Kevah and Pardes are excited to join forces to bring our combined expertise to the Jewish community.

Participate in the Pardes-Kevah Teaching Fellowship this summer and transform the way you teach Jewish texts!

  • Join a diverse cohort of gifted Jewish educators
  • Learn from experts in adult Jewish education
  • Practice and Master text-teaching techniques for adult learners
  • Actualize skills by teaching a public lesson at Limmud Bay Area Festival 2019