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
26 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

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.

“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

If You Think Teshuva is Hard, Think About the Alternatives

If You Think Teshuva is Hard, Think About the Alternatives

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Saturday, September 59:00 pm
Practical Teshuvah

Practical Teshuvah

Moishe House Tel Aviv
Sderot Motskin 14, Tel Aviv
Monday, September 78:00 pm
Pray, Sing, Ask, Study: Pardes Rosh Hashana Learners' Service

Pray, Sing, Ask, Study: Pardes Rosh Hashana Learners' Service

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Monday, September 149:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Pardes in Silicon Valley

August 10, 2015

Pardes partnered again this year with the Silicon Valley Beit Midrash, for their summer learning programs. Forty students attended the two one-week programs held in mid-June structured around the theme of interpersonal ethics.  Founded by local educators, donors and Pardes alumi, the SVBM aims to combine the seriousness of the beit midrash with the start up culture of Continue Reading »

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Search for President of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

August 2, 2015

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies has opened the search for a President of the institution. The position will be based in Jerusalem. The President is responsible for providing the vision and overall educational and strategic leadership of Pardes and will work directly with faculty, staff and community leaders and major donors worldwide to further the Continue Reading »

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Over 500 People at Pardes for Tisha B’Av

July 27, 2015

Over 500 people came to Pardes on Sunday for our annual Tisha B’Av program. Despite the crowds and the heat, participants were able to attend 13 lectures throughout the day, from an outstanding line-up including Yaffa Epstein, Daniel Gordis, Gila Fine, Gideon Weitzman, Rachel Korazim and Elliot Malamet. The day was held in memory of 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.