Pardes Jewish Study Programs in Israel
Pardes Jewish Study Programs in Israel
Pardes Jewish Study Programs in Israel
Pardes Jewish Study Programs in Israel
Pardes Jewish Study Programs in Israel
Pardes Jewish Study Programs in Israel

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

“There is nothing I can recommend more than spending time at Pardes. Through the teachers and friends I met, I discovered how Judaism can be a source of guidance, making me a more informed Jew and a better person. Best spent year of my life.”

Matt Bar, Philadelphia, PA
Founder and Executive Director of Bible Raps


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 is a great place for Jews of all nationalities. Our commonality as young Jews who want to learn and to ask questions is far greater than anything that might divide us.”

Veronique Kretz, Strasbourg, France
Philosophy & Law graduate

Yossi Klein-Halevi -- Like Dreamers: The Vision and the Reality

Yossi Klein-Halevi -- Like Dreamers: The Vision and the Reality

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Tuesday, May 248:00 pm
Pardes Pop-Up Beit Midrash London

Pardes Pop-Up Beit Midrash London

341-351 Finchley Road, London
Monday, June 207:30 pm
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Three New Series on Elmad for 2016

December 30, 2015

Pardes has launched three new podcast series on Elmad, our online learning library :        This Pardes Life, is venerable Pardes teacher and life-coach David Levin-Kruss, getting personal with his fellow teachers – talking about life, texts and of course, Pardes. Meir Schweiger is first up talking about happiness. In The Maggid of Melbourne Speaks, Levi Continue Reading »


Double the impact of your gift!

November 1, 2015

Thanks to a generous Pardes donor, up to $260,000 in new gifts and gift increases will be matched. Specifically, if… You made a gift last year between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015, and make a larger gift this year, that increase will matched. You have never made a gift to Pardes, or your Continue Reading »


New Look for the 9Adar Project: Jewish Week of Constructive Conflict 2016

October 26, 2015

The Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution has gone live with a new website to launch the 9Adar Project: Jewish Week of Constructive Conflict 2016. The site makes it even easier for individuals, schools and communities to sign up and get involved in this year’s activities, as well as offering variety of tailored educational Continue Reading »

“There is something magical about studying and living in Jerusalem. If you want to know where the things we are learning about happened, you just look out the window.”

Gil Bar-Shoshan, Berlin, Germany
Fund manager at Aviva Investors

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.

“My teachers were inspiring and wouldn’t let me get away with not knowing. My first year of Pardes was the hardest I ever worked, not to mention how fun it was. Pardes is a meeting place of spectacular souls.”

Jessica Fain, San Francisco, CA
Customer Success Partner at Box Inc.

Support Pardes

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.