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

Omer Program

Omer Program

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Monday, April 20All Day
Blood Drive at Pardes

Blood Drive at Pardes

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Thursday, May 2112:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Silicon Valley Beit Midrash

Silicon Valley Beit Midrash

Congregation Kol Emeth
4175 Manuela Avenue, Palo Alto
Sunday, June 14All Day
Michael Rosenzweig

Michael Rosenzweig, President & CEO of Pardes to Step Down in the Fall

(April 13, 2015 – Jerusalem) Brian Glenville, Chair of the Board of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Israel, and Deborah Shapira, President of the Board, North America, have announced that Michael Rosenzweig has decided to leave his position as President and Chief Executive Officer later this year. “We are most grateful to Michael Continue Reading »

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Pardes is Hiring

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, North America is the New York-based office of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide. Pardes is looking to hire a Director of Leadership Gifts, based in the U.S. (although not necessarily in New York), to join a Continue Reading »


Many Paths, One Pardes

Meet David & Yael, Itay & Tmima, Oliver & Elana, Riki & Jeremy and Yocheved & Ariel. Here are their journeys that led them to Pardes and the paths they have since taken.

“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.