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 Joel Hecker: How the Kabbalah Transformed our Shabbat Ritual

Professor Joel Hecker: How the Kabbalah Transformed our Shabbat Ritual

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Tuesday, October 247:30 pm
The Legacy of Cain: Meaningfulness and Mortality

The Legacy of Cain: Meaningfulness and Mortality

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Tuesday, October 317:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Covenant of the Pieces: When God Meets Man

The Covenant of the Pieces: When God Meets Man

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Tuesday, November 77:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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 »

Teshuva and Time Travel: New 3-Part Podcast Mini Series for the Haggim with Rabbi Dr. Sam Lebens

September 11, 2017

When we repent, there is a sense in which we’re seeking to undo damage done. It’s almost as if we’re trying to undo the past. How seriously should we take this metaphor? Is the past something that can be undone? In this 3-part mini series for the Haggim, Rabbi Dr. Sam Lebens – a philosopher Continue Reading »

Pardes Smashes 24-Hour Fundraising Target

September 6, 2017

In an epic fundraising push, Pardes raised more than $300,000 in just 24-hours in an “all or nothing” campaign. This incredible result was achieved with the help of three generous donors who agreed to match all donations up to the $200,000 mark. With the matching contributions of Cindy and David Shapira, Moshe and Libby Werthan 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.

Become a part of this important project by supporting Pardes today.