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.

Alex Israel at The Valley Beit Midrash

Alex Israel at The Valley Beit Midrash


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Thursday, December 811:30 am
Are Jews Human?: Conflicting Models of Particularism, Universalism and Jewish Identity

Are Jews Human?: Conflicting Models of Particularism, Universalism and Jewish Identity

Hebrew Educational Alliance
3600 S Ivanhoe St., Denver
Sunday, December 1110:00 am
Jonathan D. Sarna - Jews and American Politics: Jewish Politics Enters the Mainstream

Jonathan D. Sarna - Jews and American Politics: Jewish Politics Enters the Mainstream

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Monday, December 127:30 pm

Governor of Mississippi Attends Pardes Tel Aviv Lunch & Learn

December 6, 2016

On November 29, Pardes Israel Board Chair Sherwin Pomerantz brought a few special guests of a Mississippi trade mission to the Pardes Tel Aviv Fall 2016 Lunch & Learn. This was held at Tadmor & Co. Yuval Levy & Co. in Azrieli Center, hosted by partner Elie Sprung. Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth led the program Continue Reading »

Honoring Neima Novetsky

November 24, 2016

On January 5, 2017, Pardes will be Honoring Neima Novetsky. Neima has been teaching, inspiring, and leading Pardes students for the past 16 years. This is an opportunity for you to thank a teacher, and specifically, to let Neima know how she has made a difference in your knowledge, appreciation and love of Torah. Please take a Continue Reading »

PCJE at the Forefront of Tanakh Education

November 13, 2016

The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators (PCJE) is hosting a conference for teachers on Teaching Tanakh in Jewish Day Schools, November 13-15, 2016 at the Pearlstone Retreat Center near Baltimore, MD. Over 40 day school educators will be convening, representing 27 day schools across North American communities and denominations; half of the participants are PCJE 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.