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

Silicon Valley Beit Midrash

Silicon Valley Beit Midrash

Congregation Kol Emeth
4175 Manuela Avenue, Palo Alto
Sunday, June 14All Day
Pardes Pop-Up Beit Midrash London

Pardes Pop-Up Beit Midrash London

341-351 Finchley Road, London
Wednesday, June 247:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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 »

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Pardes Appoints US-Based Educational Director

May 4, 2015

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies is proud to announce the appointment of Yaffa Epstein as its first-ever Director of Education in North America. Epstein, who has been teaching Talmud, Jewish law, and liturgy at Pardes since 2005 and who currently serves as its Director of Strategic Partnerships, will officially take up the position in the fall.

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New and Improved Pardes Website

May 3, 2015

We are delighted to announce the newly refreshed Pardes website. The newly designed website reflects our dedication and commitment to open, inspiring and innovative learning, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide. We hope you enjoy the many features on the new site, including easier navigation and interactive course schedules. Elmad, Pardes’s online learning library, 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.