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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Programs

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.

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Join Forces to Train Rabbi-Educators

February 20, 2018

Jerusalem and New York City – February 20, 2018 – The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah announced the launch of a new and exciting collaboration. Beginning in fall 2018, the two institutions will join forces to begin training outstanding rabbis who are passionate about Jewish education. The Pardes+YCT Joint Program will include two unique courses of Continue Reading »

Pardes and Ramah Darom Partner for a Shavuot Experience

February 19, 2018

Pardes & Ramah Darom join forces for an immersive, first-of-its-kind Shavuot experience! This exciting five-day Shavuot retreat (May 18 – 22, 2018) will provide an engaging, immersive Jewish learning experience and Shavuot celebration for diverse participants, including families and individuals from a variety of Jewish backgrounds. Held at the lovely Ramah Darom campground in the Chattahoochee National Forest Continue Reading »

Pardes North America Awarded Charity Navigator’s Top Rating

February 15, 2018

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, North America is pleased to announce that it has attained a 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. “We are proud to announce that your organization has earned a 4-star rating. This is our highest 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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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.