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 inspire engagement in Jewish life — as communal and spiritual leaders, educators and active participants.

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Awakening the Divine: A Pardes and Or HaLev Jewish Spirituality Retreat

Capital Retreat Center, PA
12750 Buchanan Trail East , Waynesboro
Tuesday, December 31 All Day

Pardes Appoints Director of North American Programs

April 16, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PARDES APPOINTS DIRECTOR OF NORTH AMERICAN PROGRAMS  (NEW YORK, NY- April 16, 2019) The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (www.pardes.org.il) announced that current Assistant Director of Education in North America, Shani Gross, will assume the position of Director of North American Programs this summer. Shani will continue to create and implement programming, Continue Reading »

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and The Jewish Theological Seminary to Provide a Joint Rabbinical and Experiential Educator Degree

March 12, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE PARDES INSTITUTE OF JEWISH STUDIES AND THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY TO PROVIDE A JOINT RABBINICAL AND EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATOR DEGREE      (JERUSALEM, Israel & NEW YORK CITY, NY– March 12, 2019) The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (www.pardes.org.il) and The Jewish Theological Seminary (www.jtsa.edu) have announced a new joint program which Continue Reading »

Pardes Purim Companion Available Now!

March 6, 2019

Pardes is excited to share the new Pardes Purim Companion, sponsored in honor of Sylvia and Len Kingsley celebrating 65 years of marriage. This Purim companion is a collection of articles by faculty members to help prepare and inspire you for the holiday of Purim, bringing about joy and deeper meaning. You can download and print 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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