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The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (www.pardes.org.il) is an open, inclusive, diverse and intellectually challenging Jewish learning community based in Jerusalem with programs worldwide. Pardes cultivates a life-long love of Jewish learning, the Jewish people and Israel. Pardes inspires engagement in Jewish life — as communal and spiritual leaders, educators and active participants.

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Jewish Exponent – Rabbi Gabe Greenberg (Summer 06, Year ’06-’07) to lead Penn Hillel

April 18, 2021

Written by Jesse Bernstein – Rabbi Gabe Greenberg (Summer 06, Year ’06-’07) assumed the role of executive director at Penn Hillel on April 1, and had served as interim executive director since Jan. 1. But in a sense, he’s been preparing for the job for years. “Taking this position felt like just an incredibly exciting Continue Reading »

Tablet Magazine – Father and Daughter. And Daughter. Lessons in parenting from the Talmud and Paul Simon

April 14, 2021

Written by M. Evan Wolkenstein (Year ’98-’99, Fellow ’99-’00, PCJE ’00-’02, Summers, ’04, ’05) – The song “Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon used to make me cry. More specifically, playing “Father and Daughter” on my guitar, while my newborn daughter—my firstborn—dozed in her swing, that made me cry. Admittedly, it’s a fair-to-middling song, not Continue Reading »

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Meesh Hammer-Kossoy Appointed Director of the Year Program

April 13, 2021

(JERUSALEM – April 13, 2021) Pardes is delighted to announce that Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy has been appointed Director of the Year Program at Pardes. Meesh is uniquely positioned for this role and will oversee all aspects of the Year Program including admissions, program structure, curriculum, work with faculty and department heads, student welfare, and student activities. Meesh 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.

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