About Pardes

Pardes 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.

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Programs

Whether you have always dreamt of studying in Israel, are looking for something meaningful to do during your vacation, or are considering a career in Jewish Education, Pardes offers a variety of learning opportunities at every level.

Pardes North America Awarded Charity Navigator’s Top Rating

February 15, 2018

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, North America is pleased to announce that it has attained a 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. “We are proud to announce that your organization has earned a 4-star rating. This is our highest Continue Reading »

Pardes Alum Rabbi Marc Baker Appointed as President of CJP

January 24, 2018

Pardes is thrilled to hear the news of Rabbi Marc Baker’s appointment as the next President of CJP (Combined Jewish Philanthropies). Marc is a treasured Pardes alum of the Year (’97-’98), Fellows (’99-’00) and Educators (’00-’02) Programs and we wish him much success in his new role. Click here to read the press release from CJP.

Uncovered: A New Three-Part Podcast Mini-Series with Nechama Goldman Barash

January 10, 2018

In Pardes’s latest mini-podcast series, Uncovered: Sources of Nakedness in Halakha, Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash looks at three major topics that often restrict women’s presence in traditional Jewish communities: Dress, Hair and Voice. In looking at the debate that often centers around female religious identity, she suggests the answer lies not in the boundaries of Continue Reading »

Elmad: Online Learning

The online home of Pardes Digital Learning. Elmad provides access to Pardes’s unique blend of learning, with a variety of original podcasts, words of Torah and recorded lectures by our renowned faculty.

Topics include: Torah, Holidays, Halakah, History, Modernity, Spirituality, Education, Personalities, and the Self.

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Pardes inspires leaders, builds knowledge and transforms the Jewish world through an open, challenging and dynamic encounter with Jewish text and tradition in a diverse and supportive environment.

Become a part of this important project by supporting Pardes today.