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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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.

Professor Avigdor Shinan: The Art of Rabbinic Storytelling

Professor Avigdor Shinan: The Art of Rabbinic Storytelling

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Tuesday, January 237:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Morning walking Tour: "Ingathering of the Exiles"

Morning walking Tour: "Ingathering of the Exiles"


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Wednesday, January 249:00 am - 1:00 pm
What's Your Story? Foundational Biblical and Rabbinic Sources of Judaism in Partnership with Kulam: The Pittsburgh Community Beit Midrash

What's Your Story? Foundational Biblical and Rabbinic Sources of Judaism in Partnership with Kulam: The Pittsburgh Community Beit Midrash

JCC in Squirrel Hill (Room 202)
5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
Wednesday, January 247:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Uncovered: A New Three-Part Podcast Mini-Series with Nechama Goldman Barash

January 10, 2018

In Pardes’s latest mini-podcast series, Uncovered: Sources of Nakedness in Halakha, Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash looks at three major topics that often restrict women’s presence in traditional Jewish communities: Dress, Hair and Voice. In looking at the debate that often centers around female religious identity, she suggests the answer lies not in the boundaries of Continue Reading »

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies Receives Two-Year Grant from The AVI CHAI Foundation

January 9, 2018

Jerusalem – The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies is proud to announce the awarding of a two-year grant from The AVI CHAI Foundation. The grant will provide support and direction to day schools and other Jewish educational institutions in the area of tefilah (prayer) through the Pardes Tefilah Education Initiative. “Tefilah has been one of Continue Reading »

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.

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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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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