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.

Aryeh Ben-David: Finding myself amidst all the words

Aryeh Ben-David: Finding myself amidst all the words

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Wednesday, September 57:30 pm
Dr. Yael Ziegler: Face to face with God

Dr. Yael Ziegler: Face to face with God

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Sunday, September 167:30 pm
Yossi Klein Halevi: Letters to my Palestinian Neighbor

Yossi Klein Halevi: Letters to my Palestinian Neighbor

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Wednesday, October 107:30 pm

New Pardes facility will expand learning opportunities

July 31, 2018

Published in The Jewish Observer, July 31, 2018 More opportunities to learn about and experience Judaism will be available to more people. That’s what friends of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem are working to achieve with a new building. A groundbreaking was held on June 24. Nashville residents Moshe and Libby Werthan Continue Reading »

Pardes Receives Grants for Series on Constructive Disagreement

July 17, 2018

       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE PARDES INSTITUTE OF JEWISH STUDIES RECEIVES GRANTS FOR SERIES ON CONSTRUCTIVE DISAGREEMENT WORKSHOP CURRICULUM USES JEWISH TEXTS TO ADDRESS TODAY’S POLITICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL DIVIDES (JERUSALEM, Israel- July 17, 2018) The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (www.pardes.org.il) recently received grants from Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah and from Continue Reading »

Jerusalem’s ‘Beit Karen’ to honor memory of Pittsburgh philanthropist

July 12, 2018

Published in the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, July 12, 2018 Beit Karen, the new home of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, is being built to honor local activist Karen Shapira. Karen Shapira, who passed away in 2005, always dreamed of having a home in Israel. And prior to her death from breast cancer 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.