About Pardes

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (www.pardes.org.il) is an open, inclusive, diverse and intellectually challenging Jewish learning community based in Jerusalem with programs worldwide. Pardes cultivates a life-long love of Jewish learning, the Jewish people and Israel. Pardes inspires engagement in Jewish life — as communal and spiritual leaders, educators and active participants.

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eJewishPhilanthropy – Tired of gender talk? I’m not!

October 17, 2021

Written by Lisa Bodziner (Mechina ’05-’06, PCJE ’06-’08, Summers ’09, ’10) – I must admit, four years ago today, when I drove up to Towson University’s campus for the third time in my life I thought I was a shoo-in and knew exactly what I would be doing as the executive director of a medium-size Continue Reading »

A Taste of the Rabbinic Israel Seminar in Pictures

October 14, 2021

The Pardes Year Program 2021-22 Rabbinic Israel Seminar and Shabbaton has been generously sponsored by Rebecca and Michael Gordon, alum of Pardes Learning Seminars and member of the Pardes Board of Directors, North America.

Jerusalem Post – The Art of Making Aliyah During the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 10, 2021

Immigrating to Israel isn’t easy at the best of times — The coronavirus pandemic didn’t make things any easier for Rebecca Kerzner (Summer ’19, Year ’21). Rebecca Kerzner’s aliyah plans were slow and took their sweet time getting built up – and then COVID happened. But that didn’t stop her. With a heart full of 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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