Pardes Summer Program

Program Description

Into the Light…

Pardes Online Summer Program 2021

The Pardes Summer Program will accompany us as we move from our narrow spaces “into the light.” Studying Talmud, Bible and Jewish thought, we will probe how we emerge from crisis and confinement, reevaluate the familiar, and reembrace life and community. All this as we gain skills to read and analyze our classic Jewish texts and explore their relevance, then and now.

Students from all Jewish educational backgrounds are welcome. Open to ages 19+. To see class schedules and descriptions click on the tab below.


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To see more video previews please click the Schedule and Courses tab below:

View the 2021 Summer Schedule and Course Descriptions

See below for select video previews
Rabbi Alex Israel
Rav Rahel Berkovits
Rabbi Michael Emerson
Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash
Leah Rosenthal
Dr. Mira Neshama Niculescu
Rachel Margolin

Jews of all backgrounds who want to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Jewish tradition and texts are invited to apply. Minimum requirement: one year of college or age 19 and up.

Each 2-week session: $220

All four weeks: $390

Or pay per 2-week course, as listed below:

  • Course 1: $100
  • Course 2: $100
  • Course 3: $50

Tuition refundable up to 2 weeks before the session start date.

I never expected that my third summer session with Pardes would take place during a pandemic and online. I felt like I was in the Pardes community of learners through the ways you brought the classroom, Beit Midrash, and chavruta study into our individual homes. Every day was exciting and stimulating! I have continued learning via Zoom with my Chavruta whom I met in one of last summer’s Pardes courses.
– Gail Lipsitz (Summers ’18, ’19, ’20)

I am beyond happy that I can call myself a Pardes alumnus. I’ve waited many years to learn at Pardes and it was well worth it. I look forward to the opportunities ב׳׳ה to learn more with Pardes in the future.
– Joshua Margo (Summer ’20)

This is the first time I studied Talmud. It was difficult but well worth extending beyond my comfort zone. The teachers at Pardes are awesome and made the time fly. It always left me feeling like I wanted more time. The experience was stimulating, enriching, and challenging.
– Karen Bailis Saef (Summer ’20)

I finally understand why Pardes was so important to people I had talked to. It filled a spiritual void I have been feeling for a long time and renewed my relationship to Judaism and to G-d.
– Katherine Baker (Summer ’20)

Read about our youngest and oldest Summer Program participants.

Contact for more information.

In Israel:
+972 2 673 5210

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