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.

What's Your Story? Foundational Biblical and Rabbinic Sources of Judaism in Partnership with Kulam: The Pittsburgh Community Beit Midrash

What's Your Story? Foundational Biblical and Rabbinic Sources of Judaism in Partnership with Kulam: The Pittsburgh Community Beit Midrash

JCC in Squirrel Hill (Room 202)
5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
Wednesday, April 257:00 pm - 8:30 pm
If All the Seas Were Ink with Ilana Kurshan

If All the Seas Were Ink with Ilana Kurshan

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Tuesday, May 17:30 pm
What's Your Story? Foundational Biblical and Rabbinic Sources of Judaism in Partnership with Kulam: The Pittsburgh Community Beit Midrash

What's Your Story? Foundational Biblical and Rabbinic Sources of Judaism in Partnership with Kulam: The Pittsburgh Community Beit Midrash

JCC in Squirrel Hill (Room 202)
5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
Wednesday, May 97:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tikun Leil Shavuot 2018 in Jerusalem

April 16, 2018

Pardes will once again be running a comprehensive, all-night learning program on Shavuot. Tikun Leil Shavuot will be held at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies on Motzei Shabbat, May 19, 11:30pm – 4 am. The program is in memory of Fred Simon Worms OBE, a longtime benefactor of Pardes and a visionary in Jewish education. Speakers include Judy Klitsner, Dr. Elliot Malamet, Yiscah Smith, Gila Fine, Rabbi Dr. Michael Continue Reading »

Pardes Introduces An Interactive Seder Experience

March 19, 2018

Pardes is thrilled to share the next in our Holiday Companion Series: An Interactive Seder Experience. והגדת לבנך – The Haggadah charges us with retelling the Pesach story to the next generation each and every year. Building off the dynamic and multisensory seder that the Rabbis already laid out for us, this collection of seder Continue Reading »

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 »

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.