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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A Portrait of Her Own: Jewish Women as Creators and Subjects of Art in Modern Era

Pardes in Jerusalem
29 Pierre Koenig, Jerusalem
Thursday, May 30 9:30am IDT - 10:45am IDT

Tiny Tanakh Stories: How Short Bible Stories Pack a Powerful

Pardes in Jerusalem
29 Pierre Koenig, Jerusalem
Thursday, May 30 11:00am IDT - 12:15pm IDT

Mourners Minyan: Grappling with Grief


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Thursday, May 30 12:30pm EDT - 2:00pm EDT

Celebrating this Year’s Alumni Receiving Ordination

May 22, 2024

At Pardes, we are dedicated to nurturing the growth of the next generation of Jewish leaders. Today, we celebrate our outstanding alumni who have or will be receiving rabbinic ordination this year. We are proud of them for their accomplishments and the impact they will make as leaders and teachers in their communities.  Mazal tov Continue Reading »

Pardes Opens Doors to College Students in Response to Campus Protests

May 2, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2, 2024 Pardes Opens Doors to College Students in Response to Campus Protests Jerusalem, Israel – In the wake of troubling demonstrations at colleges across the United States, the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies today announced it is opening its educational programs to current college students effective immediately. Pardes’ programs have Continue Reading »

Renowned Pardes Faculty Member Meets Renowned Educator in New York

April 2, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Judy Klitsner April 1, 2024 On a recent trip to New York, Pardes faculty member Judy Klitsner had the honor of meeting Rabbi Joshua Bakst in his home.  In Fall 2023, Judy was named the Rabbi Joshua S. Bakst Chair in Tanakh, making this a wonderful opportunity to meet the man for 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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