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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Summer Program - Session 1

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Monday, July 8 All Day

Mahloket Matters Mini-Series: Israel Issues


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Thursday, July 25 12:30pm EDT - 4:30pm EDT

Summer Program - Session 2

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Sunday, July 28 All Day

Can we really disagree constructively?

July 23, 2024

Written by Yehudit Mazur-Shlomi (Mahloket Matters Fellow ’24) We live in a time when it is extremely hard to listen to the opinions of others. The world around us seems to be getting split more and more everyday with polarization becoming sharper, and the middle ground splitting under us.   

Pardes Announces Partnership with Brandeis University’s Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program

July 17, 2024

Jerusalem, July 17, 2024 – Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, an open, inclusive, diverse, and intellectually challenging Jewish learning community based in Jerusalem with programs worldwide, today announced a partnership with Brandeis University’s Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program and Brandeis Online. The partnership broadens the learning opportunities and skill development for Pardes students. “We are Continue Reading »

Disagreement in Service of Heaven

June 19, 2024

Written by Danielle Tomson (Mahloket Matters Fellow ’23) – Battle lines are drawn in times of war, but truth is rarely one-sided. In these times, I’ve sat scrolling the news and social media with an understanding that so much of I’ve been seeing is somebody’s propaganda. Very little of it feels satisfying as an explanation 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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