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


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.

Nechama Goldman Barash at Limmud Miami

Nechama Goldman Barash at Limmud Miami

FIU Kovens Conference Center
3000 NE 151st St, North Miami
Sunday, February 26All Day
Ta Shma: Beit Midrash Indépendant

Ta Shma: Beit Midrash Indépendant

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Monday, February 277:45 pm - 9:45 pm

Pardes Appoints Alumnus Rabbi Leon Morris as New President

February 21, 2017

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, the leading non-denominational Jewish learning community, has appointed Rabbi Leon Morris as its new President effective June 1, 2017. Rabbi Morris is the first Pardes alumnus to hold this position, having studied on the Pardes Year Program in 1995-96. Based in Israel, Rabbi Morris will provide the vision and Continue Reading »

The 2017 Jewish Week of Constructive Conflict Teaches How to Talk Through Differences

February 13, 2017

After a year of global political upheaval, the fifth annual 9Adar: Jewish Week of Constructive Conflict (February 19-25, 2017) is being used this year by synagogues, schools, Hillels and Moishe Houses to address ever-growing contentious political divides and to attempt to build bridges within and between communities. Through this year’s theme of Constructive Communication (tochacha), Continue Reading »

Pardes Center for Jewish Educators is Hiring

February 1, 2017

Administrative Assistant, Pardes Center for Jewish Educators Located in Jerusalem Part-time (up to 50%) The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators (PCJE) is looking to hire an Administrative Assistant. The Assistant will work closely with our dynamic, collaborative team to help maintain a well-organized framework for our educational programming. The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies is 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.