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.
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 delighted to announce the launch of the new and improved Elmad website – Pardes’s online learning library. Launched for Elul, the traditional period of reflection and preparation ahead of the new year, the improved site makes it even easier to access Pardes’s unique teaching, anytime, anywhere. The new site boasts many new features, including a responsive design which automatically adjusts for all sizes of viewing devices, improved search and navigation Continue Reading »
Pardes partnered again this year with the Silicon Valley Beit Midrash, for their summer learning programs. Forty students attended the two one-week programs held in mid-June structured around the theme of interpersonal ethics. Founded by local educators, donors and Pardes alumi, the SVBM aims to combine the seriousness of the beit midrash with the start up culture of Continue Reading »
The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies has opened the search for a President of the institution. The position will be based in Jerusalem. The President is responsible for providing the vision and overall educational and strategic leadership of Pardes and will work directly with faculty, staff and community leaders and major donors worldwide to further the Continue Reading »
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.
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