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.

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 247:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Ideology & Change in Orthodoxy: A Conversation with Professor Chaim I. Waxman and Rabbi Dr. Michael Harris

Ideology & Change in Orthodoxy: A Conversation with Professor Chaim I. Waxman and Rabbi Dr. Michael Harris

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Sunday, May 287:30 pm
Tikun Leil Shavuot 2017

Tikun Leil Shavuot 2017

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Tuesday, May 3011:30 pm - 4:00 am

The Pardes Companion to Shavuot is Available now!

May 15, 2017

Pardes is thrilled to share the next in our Companion Series: The Pardes Shavuot Companion. Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people and the day’s Torah reading describes the Divine revelation of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai. Our study guide includes nine short articles and three longer guided havruta pieces by our faculty. Like Pardes itself, these Continue Reading »

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 »

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.