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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eJP – How to be Emotional in 5781: The Legacy of a Hasidic Educational Master

November 15, 2020

Written by Rabbi Jon Kelsen Ph.D. (Kollel ’04-’07) – A quick look at the papers, glance out the window, or moment of introspection reveal one the emotional turmoil being activated on all levels of social and political life during these extraordinarily trying days. The US just concluded a tumultuous presidential election, revealing a country with Continue Reading »

Jewish Portland Review – Jennie Spector Receives Marla Bennett z”l Scholarship

November 12, 2020

Written by Deborah Moon – Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem named Portland native Jennie Spector, 27, the 2020-21 Marla Bennett, z”l, Scholar. “It’s an incredible honor to have the opportunity to study in Marla Bennett’s, z”l, memory,” says Jennie, the daughter of Marshal Spector and Sharon Pollin. In 2002, Marla was enrolled jointly Continue Reading »

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Forward – Talmudic meme machine Shoshana Gottlieb is mixing parsha and pop culture on Instagram

November 3, 2020

Pardes student Shoshana Gottlieb (Summer ’19, PCJE ’20) wants you to know she’s not an artist. Sure, she spends her free time crafting original graphics to post online. Sure, her work captures Jewish culture and tradition with a sharp but loving eye. And sure, she has a devoted following who come to her for inspiration 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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