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.

Rabbi Will Friedman: Jewish Wisdom & Eternal Human Dilemmas

Rabbi Will Friedman: Jewish Wisdom & Eternal Human Dilemmas

JCC in Squirrel Hill (Room 202)
5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
Wednesday, January 257:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Judy Klitsner - Absolute Power Corrupts Incrementally: Biblical Monarchs and the Breakdown of Moral, Psychological and Sexual Boundaries

Judy Klitsner - Absolute Power Corrupts Incrementally: Biblical Monarchs and the Breakdown of Moral, Psychological and Sexual Boundaries

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Monday, January 307:30 pm
Pardes Pop-Up Beit Midrash London with Rabba Yaffa Epstein and Rabbi Dr. Raphael Zarum

Pardes Pop-Up Beit Midrash London with Rabba Yaffa Epstein and Rabbi Dr. Raphael Zarum

JW3
341-351 Finchley Road, London
Thursday, February 27:30 pm

Off to a Great Start in Pittsburgh with Rabbi Will Friedman

January 16, 2017

Pardes has teamed up with Kulam: The Pittsburgh Community Beit Midrash to offer a new 6-part series taught by Rabbi Will Friedman on Jewish Wisdom & Eternal Human Dilemmas. The series kick-off was a huge success with over 70 people in attendance, from all different backgrounds and ages. Truly cross-denomination, cross-communal, and cross-generational. The event was organized Continue Reading »

Text Comes Alive at Pardes

January 10, 2017

Text comes alive at Pardes! Narrated by faculty member Leah Rosenthal, this new video brings to life a passage of Talmud through a dynamic havruta (paired study) between two Pardes students. It showcases Pardes’s unique approach to living text study and our deep-rooted connection to the city of Jerusalem. The featured story (moed katan 16b) discusses Continue Reading »

Running for Pardes

January 4, 2017

Pardes and the AACI partner for the second year running as a team for the Jerusalem marathon. Participants will be running for Pardes and the AACI’s Shira Pransky Project. 50% of sponsorship money will go to Pardes. All administration of participants will be taken care of by the AACI. This is a fundraiser for both 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.

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.