About Pardes

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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Pardes Signs Agreement for Construction of New Campus

January 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pardes Signs Agreement for Construction of New Campus   (JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – January 23, 2020) Pardes is thrilled to report that on December 24th an agreement was signed with NBS, an Israeli real estate development firm, to partner in the development and construction of Pardes’s new home, Beit Karen. Under this agreement, Pardes Continue Reading »

Pardes Raises $3 Million for North American Programming

January 15, 2020

An announcement about this initiative was also published in eJewishPhilanthropy on February 13, 2020. You can read more here. A Letter from Pardes President, Rabbi Leon A. Morris January 14, 2020 Dear Friends, In the spring of 2018, Rabba Yaffa Epstein and I embarked on a 10-day North American tour. Together we visited eight cities and Continue Reading »

Karen Rivo Joins Pardes’s North American Board

January 2, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Karen Rivo Joins Pardes’s North American Board (New York, NY – December 26, 2019) Pardes is pleased to announce that Karen Rivo of Miami Beach, Florida has joined the North American Board of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. “We are so honored to have Karen join our North American board,” said 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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