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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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.

Israel & the Diaspora in Antiquity: Partnership, Dialogue, or Debate?

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Wednesday, January 23 7:30 pm

The Seventy Faces of Israeli Art

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Thursday, January 24 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Taboo, Tolerance or Togetherness

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Thursday, January 24 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies Launches Educational Series on Constructive Disagreement

January 8, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE PARDES INSTITUTE OF JEWISH STUDIES LAUNCHES EDUCATIONAL SERIES ON CONSTRUCTIVE DISAGREEMENT WORKSHOP CURRICULUM USES JEWISH TEXTS TO ADDRESS TODAY’S POLITICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL DIVIDES (JERUSALEM, Israel- January 8, 2019) The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (www.pardes.org.il/) launched “Mahloket Matters: How to Disagree Constructively-The Beit Midrash Way”, an innovative five-part educational workshop series Continue Reading »

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Far-left Diaspora Jews increasingly coming to Israel — and sticking around

January 7, 2019

Published in The Times of Israel, January 4, 2019 Written by, Steven Davidson “Dr. Rabbi Meesh Hammer-Kossoy founded the Pardes social justice track in 2000 and strives to give Jewish students “a deeper, more nuanced relationship” towards the State of Israel and Jewish texts “with compassion and nuance yet without apologetics.” As a social justice Continue Reading »

Reflections on the GA 2018 “Let’s Talk”: Can Israel and the Diaspora aspire to be not just two pillars, but an arch?

November 4, 2018

Published in eJewish Philanthropy, November 2, 2018 By Jackie Frankel Yaakov The GA 2018 in Tel Aviv was a dialogue on Israel and the Diaspora and the future of Jewish peoplehood being in danger. What does it mean that we are ‘Am Yisrael’ if the two largest Jewish communities of today don’t understand one another – 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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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.

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