Today’s Day of Learning is dedicated by Andy and Beth Elster in honor of Andy’s parents Rhoda Glassman z”l and Samuel Elster z”l.

Pardes Jewish Study Programs in Israel
Pardes Jewish Study Programs in Israel
Pardes Jewish Study Programs in Israel
Pardes Jewish Study Programs in Israel
Pardes Jewish Study Programs in Israel
Pardes Jewish Study Programs in Israel

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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43 Years since founding
22 Programs offered
37 Faculty members
6,000+ Number of graduates

“There is nothing I can recommend more than spending time at Pardes. Through the teachers and friends I met, I discovered how Judaism can be a source of guidance, making me a more informed Jew and a better person. Best spent year of my life.”

Matt Bar, Philadelphia, PA
Founder and Executive Director of Bible Raps


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.

“Pardes is a great place for Jews of all nationalities. Our commonality as young Jews who want to learn and to ask questions is far greater than anything that might divide us.”

Veronique Kretz, Strasbourg, France
Philosophy & Law graduate

Pardes Executive Learning Seminar - Summer 2015

Pardes Executive Learning Seminar - Summer 2015

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Sunday, June 28All Day
Summer Evenings at Pardes - Judy Klitsner

Summer Evenings at Pardes - Judy Klitsner

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Wednesday, July 18:00 pm
Pardes Summer Program

Pardes Summer Program

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Monday, July 6All Day
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New Look for the Pardes Student Blog – These and Those

June 22, 2015

Pardes is thrilled to announce a new look for the popular student blog The visual and navigational improvements go towards making the site more user friendly and allowing visitors to find material and navigate faster and with ease. In addition, the responsive design automatically adjusts for all sizes of viewing devices. We are proud of the blog Continue Reading »

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Pardes Teachers at the Forefront of Orthodox Women’s Ordination

June 14, 2015

Pardes is proud and honored to share that three of our female faculty members have been awarded smikha (rabbinical ordination). Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy and Rabbi Rahel Berkovits completed their studies at Beit Midrash Har’el in Israel and received ordination from Rabbi Herzl Hefter and Rabbi Daniel Sperber. Rabba Yaffa Epstein received ordination after her studies at Continue Reading »

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Pardes is Hiring – Assistant Director of Recruitment (ADR), North America

May 10, 2015

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies seeks a passionate, highly organized individual with excellent communication skills to join the recruitment team, focusing on North American recruitment efforts. This position is based out of the Pardes office in New York City, and includes some domestic travel. The ADR is responsible for nurturing relationships with potential students Continue Reading »

“There is something magical about studying and living in Jerusalem. If you want to know where the things we are learning about happened, you just look out the window.”

Gil Bar-Shoshan, Berlin, Germany
Fund manager at Aviva Investors

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.

“My teachers were inspiring and wouldn’t let me get away with not knowing. My first year of Pardes was the hardest I ever worked, not to mention how fun it was. Pardes is a meeting place of spectacular souls.”

Jessica Fain, San Francisco, CA
Customer Success Partner at Box Inc.

Support Pardes

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.