About Pardes

Pardes is an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide.

Students encounter and grapple with classic texts and traditions of Judaism, while exploring their relevance to today’s most pressing issues.

Pardes empowers students with the knowledge and tools to take ownership of their Jewish experience.

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Whether you have always dreamt of studying in Israel, are looking for something meaningful to do during your vacation, or are considering a career in Jewish Education, Pardes offers a variety of learning opportunities at every level.

Pardes Nashville Learning Group: Portrait of a Leader

Gordon Jewish Community Center
801 Percy Warner Blvd, Nashville
Sunday, December 16 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Pardes Nashville Learning Group: Portrait of a Leader

Gordon Jewish Community Center
801 Percy Warner Blvd, Nashville
Sunday, January 6 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Israel & the Diaspora in Antiquity: Partnership, Dialogue, or Debate?

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Wednesday, January 9 7:30 pm

Reflections on the GA 2018 “Let’s Talk”: Can Israel and the Diaspora aspire to be not just two pillars, but an arch?

November 4, 2018

Published in eJewish Philanthropy, November 2, 2018 By Jackie Frankel Yaakov The GA 2018 in Tel Aviv was a dialogue on Israel and the Diaspora and the future of Jewish peoplehood being in danger. What does it mean that we are ‘Am Yisrael’ if the two largest Jewish communities of today don’t understand one another – Continue Reading »

Two Heads Are Better Than One

October 16, 2018

Published in eJewish Philanthropy, October 15, 2018 Two are better off than one, in that they derive greater benefit from their efforts. For if they should fall, the one will raise up the other, as opposed to if one falls when there is no one to raise him. Ecclesiastes 4:10-11 Ecclesiastes famously teaches us that “Tovim Continue Reading »

Aviva Golbert Named as Director of Pardes Center for Jewish Educators

September 4, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AVIVA GOLBERT NAMED AS DIRECTOR OF PARDES CENTER FOR JEWISH EDUCATORS (JERUSALEM, Israel-September 3, 2018) Aviva Golbert, the current Acting Director of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators (PCJE), has been appointed Director of PCJE as of the start of the 2018-2019 academic year. A Jewish educator with over 20 years of 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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Pardes inspires leaders, builds knowledge and transforms the Jewish world through an open, challenging and dynamic encounter with Jewish text and tradition in a diverse and supportive environment.

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