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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Pardes News — 2 Pardes Alums Selected as Visiting Artists at The Bronfman Fellowship

July 2, 2020

Mazel tov to Pardes alums Alicia Jo Rabins (Year ’98-’99, Fellows ’99-’00) and Jessica Tamar Deutsch (Summer ’17) for being selected as 2 of the 4 first-ever Visiting Artists at The Bronfman Fellowship! “The Bronfman Fellowship is a year-long, transformative experience of study and conversation centered around pluralism, social responsibility and Jewish texts, participated in by twenty-six Jewish Continue Reading »

Pardes News — 11 Pardes Alumni Selected for the Jewish Wisdom Fellowship at Hadar

July 2, 2020

Mazel tov to the 11 Pardes alumni who were accepted to Hadar’s Jewish Wisdom Fellowship! Akiko Yonekawa (Summer ’11, Educators ’15-’16) Alana Rahmani (Educators ’18-’19) Evelyn Tauben (Summer ’11, Spirituality Retreat ’12) Matthew Kolbert (Summer ’18) Naomi Adland (Year ’09-’10, Staff ’10-’12) Rachel Dingman (Summer ’14, Educators ’15-’16, Fellows ’16-’17) Tamar Zaken (Summer ’05) Tony Julian Westbrook Continue Reading »

eJewishphilanthropy – Experiential Education is a Pedagogy, Not a Place

June 28, 2020

By Amalia Mark (Educators ’16-’17, Year ’18-’19) and Leeza Negelev – Usually, Mayyim Hayyim’s Paula Brody & Family Education Center echoes with voices asking questions and expressing curiosity as participants ages 9-90 engage first-hand with our mikveh. A mikveh is the ultimate experiential educational opportunity. At Mayyim Hayyim we go on scavenger hunts, play charades, and act out 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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