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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44Years since founding
26Programs offered
37Faculty members
6,000+Number of graduates


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.

Community Beit Midrash for Pesach

Community Beit Midrash for Pesach

Drisha Institute for Jewish Studies
37 West 65th Street, Fifth Floor, New York
Tuesday, April 47:30 pm
Rabbi Will Friedman: Jewish Wisdom & Eternal Human Dilemmas

Rabbi Will Friedman: Jewish Wisdom & Eternal Human Dilemmas

JCC in Squirrel Hill (Room 202)
5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
Wednesday, April 57:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Psalms Series with Dr. Yael Ziegler: Finding David in the Psalms (1/4)

Psalms Series with Dr. Yael Ziegler: Finding David in the Psalms (1/4)

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Wednesday, April 267:30 pm

Outstanding Line-Up for Conference on Law, Economics & Religion

March 28, 2017

On March 22, Pardes and Georgetown Law hosted a brilliant cast of rabbis, PhDs, attorneys, and judges for “The Moral Economy: A Conference on Law, Economics & Religion.” The day began with the Honorable Eugene Wedoff, a recently retired and highly respected US Bankruptcy Judge from Chicago who wove together a beautiful introduction to the Continue Reading »

Pre-Purim Events Were Held in Tel Aviv and Modi’in

March 15, 2017

Two exciting events were held in Tel Aviv and Modi’in before Purim. Joey Shabot hosted the Pardes Spring 2017 Tel Aviv Lunch & Learn at Greenberg Traurig in the Azrieli Towers, with Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth leading the program. Josie and Alumnus Larry Kluger (Year ’98-’99) hosted the Pardes Modi’in Purim 2017 Shiur n’ Nosh with Continue Reading »

Welcoming Three New Members to the Israel Board

March 2, 2017

It is an honor to welcome the below alums to our Board of Directors, Israel. We thank them for their ongoing leadership and support. Michael Brous is a Semester ’99-’00 alumnus. Today he is the Senior Business Development Lead for Growth and Strategic Partnerships at Airbnb and lives with his wife Michal and 3 children 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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Our success depends on the financial support of people like you.

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.