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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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 at Limmud UK

Pardes at Limmud UK

Sunday, December 24All Day
Rabba Yaffa Epstein at the Valley Beit Midrash in Phoenix, AZ

Rabba Yaffa Epstein at the Valley Beit Midrash in Phoenix, AZ

Jewish Community Foundation
12701 N Scottsdale Rd #202 , Scottsdale
Thursday, January 111:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Rabba Yaffa Epstein at Limmud Seattle

Rabba Yaffa Epstein at Limmud Seattle

Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Ave NE., Shoreline
Sunday, January 14All Day

Pardes Haukah Companion Available Now!

December 6, 2017

Pardes is thrilled to share the next in our Holiday Companion Series: The Hanukah Companion. Each night, read an “illuminating” piece written by members of the Pardes faculty and add some extra light to your Hanukah. Visit www.elmad.pardes.org/hanukahcompanion to download and print your Companion today.

Development Conference for Jewish Educators

November 29, 2017

The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators conducted a successful professional development conference for Jewish educators—including day school teachers, administrators and supplementary school educators—who gathered  at the Pearlstone Retreat Center to explore the topic of Cultivating the Whole Child Through a Jewish Lens. The participants, working at 17 different schools from across the US, spent three Continue Reading »

Pardes is Hiring: North American Programs and Engagement Coordinator

October 16, 2017

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies seeks a passionate and highly organized North American Programs and Engagement Coordinator to provide logistical, administrative and communications support for North American events with visiting and local faculty. In parallel, this position involves raising Pardes’s general profile through recruitment-focused networking, online outreach and targeted publicity for both North American 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.