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Over 400 People Attend Tisha B’Av Program 2017

Posted on August 3, 2017

Over 400 people attended a crowded Tisha B’Av program at Pardes this week on the theme of “Beyond Lamentations: Discord & Harmony.” Each of the 10 classes offered were filled to capacity. For the first time, learners who were not able to attend in person could watch a live “This Pardes Life” discussion between Nechama Continue Reading »

Summer Executive Seminar: A Fabulous 5 Days

Posted on July 11, 2017

More than 40 professionals and life-long learners from North America, the UK and Israel gathered at Pardes recently for a week of learning, marking the 20th anniversary of the Executive Learning Seminar (ELS). The topic for the summer session was “Returning to Zion: New Faces, Old Issues,” which focused on the period when Persia became the Continue Reading »

Aviva Golbert Named as Acting Director of PCJE

Posted on July 11, 2017

Aviva Golbert, the current assistant director of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators (PCJE), will take up an initial one-year appointment as acting director of PCJE when Judy Markose leaves in August. Aviva has been an invaluable part of the PCJE team over the last eight years. She is a Jewish educator with 20 years Continue Reading »

Bitersweet Goodbye to Dr. Judy Markose

Posted on June 22, 2017

As we close up the year at Pardes, we say a bittersweet good-bye to Dr. Judy Markose who is ending a decade of leadership of PEP and PCJE. Judy is heading off to a new career direction in coaching and trauma therapy and while we will miss Judy, we are excited for her and wish Continue Reading »

The Pardes Companion to Shavuot is Available now!

Posted on May 15, 2017

Pardes is thrilled to share the next in our Companion Series: The Pardes Shavuot Companion. Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people and the day’s Torah reading describes the Divine revelation of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai. Our study guide includes nine short articles and three longer guided havruta pieces by our faculty. Like Pardes itself, these Continue Reading »

Bringing a Piece of Jerusalem to North America: The Pardes Community Beit Midrash Initiative

Posted on April 28, 2017

The Pardes Community Batei Midrash initiative creates empowering, hands-on and deep Jewish learning in local communities across North America. The aim is to create sustainable and transformative adult Jewish learning in the these cities. Pardes is uniquely positioned to achieve this by utilizing our 5,000+ alumni on the ground, empowering people to learn independently through Continue Reading »

Outstanding Line-Up for Conference on Law, Economics & Religion

Posted on March 28, 2017

On March 22, Pardes and Georgetown Law hosted a brilliant cast of rabbis, PhDs, attorneys, and judges for “The Moral Economy: A Conference on Law, Economics & Religion.” The day began with the Honorable Eugene Wedoff, a recently retired and highly respected US Bankruptcy Judge from Chicago who wove together a beautiful introduction to the Continue Reading »

Pre-Purim Events Were Held in Tel Aviv and Modi’in

Posted on March 15, 2017

Two exciting events were held in Tel Aviv and Modi’in before Purim. Joey Shabot hosted the Pardes Spring 2017 Tel Aviv Lunch & Learn at Greenberg Traurig in the Azrieli Towers, with Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth leading the program. Josie and Alumnus Larry Kluger (Year ’98-’99) hosted the Pardes Modi’in Purim 2017 Shiur n’ Nosh with Continue Reading »

Welcoming Three New Members to the Israel Board

Posted on March 2, 2017

It is an honor to welcome the below alums to our Board of Directors, Israel. We thank them for their ongoing leadership and support. Michael Brous is a Semester ’99-’00 alumnus. Today he is the Senior Business Development Lead for Growth and Strategic Partnerships at Airbnb and lives with his wife Michal and 3 children Continue Reading »

Pardes Featured in new WIRED Documentary

Posted on March 2, 2017

Want to be part of the innovation revolution? According to WIRED, it all starts in the beit midrash. Pardes is featured in a new documentary entitled Holy Land: The Innovation Hubs of Tel Aviv and Ramallah.  “We come from a textual tradition that says, ‘Read it differently! Read it a new way! What else can Continue Reading »

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