Presidential Search

Dear Pardes Community,

As you will know by now, Pardes is currently looking to fill the role of President.

The President will be 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 mission, goals and objectives of Pardes.

We have appointed executive search firm Kalish & Associates to lead the next stage of the search.

Our dean, Dr. David I. Bernstein, is currently serving as Interim President of the institution.

We look forward to updating you as the search continues.

John Corre

Chair, Presidential Search Committee

Click here to download a PDF of the job description.

John Corre, Search Committee Chair, Israel Board

Jean Balcombe, Israel Board

Tom Barad, North America Board

David I. Bernstein, Dean & Interim President

Joshua Chadajo, Executive Director, North America

Brian Glenville, Israel Board

Zvi Hirschfield, Faculty

Mark Levenfus, North America Board

Deborah Shapira, North America Board

Joel Weiss, COO, Israel

Kalish & Associates is a full-service fundraising and executive search firm based in New York. Founded in 1998 to help foster success in a changing and challenging philanthropic environment, K&A offers fundraising counsel and talent acquisition services to: universities and colleges; healthcare systems; hospitals and medical centers; social service organizations; Jewish communal agencies, and other outstanding nonprofit institutions, including ORT, Brandeis, Columbia, YU, JDC, Nishmat and the OU.

More information can be found at

For all inquiries please contact Mark Kalish via

Interested candidates can submit their resume directly to