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

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.

Psalms Series with Dr. Yael Ziegler: How do the Psalms Read Biblical Narratives? (2/4)

Psalms Series with Dr. Yael Ziegler: How do the Psalms Read Biblical Narratives? (2/4)

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Wednesday, May 37:30 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, May 107:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Psalms Series with Dr. Yael Ziegler: Expressions of Religious Emotion - Praise (3/4)

Psalms Series with Dr. Yael Ziegler: Expressions of Religious Emotion - Praise (3/4)

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Wednesday, May 107:30 pm

Bringing a Piece of Jerusalem to North America: The Pardes Community Beit Midrash Initiative

April 28, 2017

The Pardes Community Batei Midrash initiative creates empowering, hands-on and deep Jewish learning in local communities across North America. The aim is to create sustainable and transformative adult Jewish learning in the these cities. Pardes is uniquely positioned to achieve this by utilizing our 5,000+ alumni on the ground, empowering people to learn independently through Continue Reading »

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 »

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.