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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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.

Community Beit Midrash Fall Kickoff

Community Beit Midrash Fall Kickoff

Mechon Hadar
190 Amsterdam Ave, New York
Tuesday, September 267:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Professor Joel Hecker: How the Kabbalah Transformed our Friday Night Spirituality

Professor Joel Hecker: How the Kabbalah Transformed our Friday Night Spirituality

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Tuesday, October 247:30 pm

Teshuva and Time Travel: New 3-Part Podcast Mini Series for the Haggim with Rabbi Dr. Sam Lebens

September 11, 2017

When we repent, there is a sense in which we’re seeking to undo damage done. It’s almost as if we’re trying to undo the past. How seriously should we take this metaphor? Is the past something that can be undone? In this 3-part mini series for the Haggim, Rabbi Dr. Sam Lebens – a philosopher Continue Reading »

Pardes Smashes 24-Hour Fundraising Target

September 6, 2017

In an epic fundraising push, Pardes raised more than $300,000 in just 24-hours in an “all or nothing” campaign. This incredible result was achieved with the help of three generous donors who agreed to match all donations up to the $200,000 mark. With the matching contributions of Cindy and David Shapira, Moshe and Libby Werthan Continue Reading »

Aug 30-31: Help Pardes Raise $200,000 in 24 Hours

August 28, 2017

Starting at NOON August 30 (EDT) Pardes has 24 hours to raising $200,000. Three donors have committed to collectively give $150,000, provided we raise an additional $50,000 by noon on August 31st. It’s all or nothing! Check out www.charidy.com/pardes for more information and mark your calendars!

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.