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.
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.
David Ben Moshe (Year ’17-’18, Summer ’17), bravely shares reflections on his personal life story in Newsweek Magazine.
When I attended yeshiva at the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies it was for one reason, and one reason only: I was an advice columnist, Ask Your Yenta, writing about sex and dating and I had no idea about what Judaism had to say on the topic. I spent a difficult and amazing year neck-deep in Jewish text study, and emerged Continue Reading »
The following inspirational words by Pardes Dean, Dr. David I. Bernstein, were delivered to Year Program students on the final day of classes, May 27, 2021. As I said on our very first day back in September: we believe the Torah is given not only to the rabbis, or to Kohanim, or to the Orthodox, or to Continue Reading »
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