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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Women and Time-Bound Commandments

Tuesday, June 6 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Torah of Gathering Intensive - Denver

Sunday, June 11 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pardes Alumni + Friends Retreat

Friday, August 25 2:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Shavuot: A Chance to Become a Centrist

May 24, 2023

By Sherwin Pomerantz In Israel, as in the rest of the world, we see people chained to the circumference of the circle, unwilling to let go of hardened positions and allow the centripetal forces to bring them close.

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Shavuot calls us to resist polarization

May 17, 2023

Our diversity is our great strength. Rather than pull to extremes, the Jewish people must amplify their centripetal force.

A Letter of Gratitude from Rabbi Leon Morris Pardes President

May 15, 2023

Dear Friends,   On behalf of the entire Pardes family, I am writing to express our deep gratitude to Josh Chadajo for his dedicated service to Pardes over the past 18 years.  During the span of Josh’s tenure, Pardes’s programmatic reach grew significantly. That growth required the kind of  adaptive leadership that he has provided 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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