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 Community Education June 2020 Mini-Series


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Tuesday, June 9 9:00 am - 12:45 pm

Pardes Community Education June 2020 Mini-Series


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Thursday, June 11 9:00 am - 12:45 pm

Live with Rav Meir


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Thursday, June 11 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Pardes Mourns the Passing of Dr. Renee Rabinowitz z”l

May 21, 2020

The Pardes community mourns the loss of board member Dr. Renee Rabinowitz z”l, who passed away on May 19th in Jerusalem. Born in Belgium in 1934, Dr. Rabinowitz and her family survived the Holocaust by fleeing to New York City in 1941, where she grew up. She attended the University of Chicago and earned a Continue Reading »

Pardes Alumnus Maxim Delchev Featured in eJewishPhilanthropy

May 19, 2020

Pardes Center for Jewish Educators alumnus Maxim Delchev (’17-’18) is the Educational Director at Shalom, the organization of the Jews in Bulgaria. He was recently featured in an article on eJewishPhilanthropy online by Toby Axelrod. Below are the opening passages of the article with a link to the full article. Maxim Delchev’s bar mitzvah went like this: Continue Reading »

The Four Corners of the World Seder

May 7, 2020

The Four Corners of the World Seder By Rachel Margolin כָּל דִכְפִין יֵיתֵי וְיֵיכֹל, כָּל דִצְרִיךְ יֵיתֵי וְיִפְסַח. הָשַּׁתָּא הָכָא, לְשָׁנָה הַבָּאָה בְּאַרְעָא דְיִשְׂרָאֵל. הָשַּׁתָּא עַבְדֵי, לְשָׁנָה הַבָּאָה בְּנֵי חוֹרִין. “Anyone who is famished should come and eat, anyone who is in need should come and partake of the Pesach sacrifice. Now we are here, 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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