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.

Over 400 People Attend Tisha B’Av Program 2017

August 3, 2017

Over 400 people attended a crowded Tisha B’Av program at Pardes this week on the theme of “Beyond Lamentations: Discord & Harmony.” Each of the 10 classes offered were filled to capacity. For the first time, learners who were not able to attend in person could watch a live “This Pardes Life” discussion between Nechama Continue Reading »

Summer Executive Seminar: A Fabulous 5 Days

July 11, 2017

More than 40 professionals and life-long learners from North America, the UK and Israel gathered at Pardes recently for a week of learning, marking the 20th anniversary of the Executive Learning Seminar (ELS). The topic for the summer session was “Returning to Zion: New Faces, Old Issues,” which focused on the period when Persia became the Continue Reading »

Aviva Golbert Named as Acting Director of PCJE

July 11, 2017

Aviva Golbert, the current assistant director of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators (PCJE), will take up an initial one-year appointment as acting director of PCJE when Judy Markose leaves in August. Aviva has been an invaluable part of the PCJE team over the last eight years. She is a Jewish educator with 20 years 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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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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