The Pardes Tefilah Education Initiative, under the umbrella of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators, is proud to present this free online database of tefilah resources created and curated by leading tefilah educators across the world.

The database aims to raise the bar in tefilah education by making quality resources freely available so educators can focus on creativity and purposefulness in their prayer sessions without having to ‘reinvent the wheel.’ It is fully searchable by grade, prayer, disposition (a character trait, or tendency, being evoked in students), and type of resource (lesson plan, curricula, video or music). To facilitate educators who are using our “Tefilah Goals” to guide their curriculum there is the ability to search by these goals (more details can be found here).

The database is a critical part of the Pardes Tefilah Education Initiative, which aims to further the field of tefilah education through:

  • Producing and publishing “Reimaging Tefilah Education: Guidelines for Schools” on how schools can create change in tefilah education. A core part of the guide is the eight overarching goals for tefilah education that help a school clearly scaffold and build a multiyear curriculum. More information can be found on our Goals of Tefilah page.
  • Consulting with schools to guide them through the process of tefilah change for their school.
  • Creating a database to pool the best resources from tefilah educators.

The database is a free resource whose aim is to help all tefilah educators. The more that individuals, schools and institutions share the better it is for all educators and students! Please go to our Submit a Resource page to find out details of how to share.

If you have feedback, comments, or questions, please be in contact with Reuven Margrett who is directing the database project. His email is: reuvenm@pardes.org.il.

Pardes gratefully acknowledges The AVI CHAI Foundation for supporting the Pardes Tefilah Education Initiative.

The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators trains and empowers Jewish day school teachers and experiential educators to serve as knowledgeable, skilled, reflective and passionate professionals.

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies is an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide. Students encounter and grapple with classic texts and traditions of Judaism, while exploring their relevance to today’s most pressing issues. Pardes empowers students with the knowledge and tools to take ownership of their Jewish experience.