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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שירה גדולה בעברית קלה

Thursday, November 30 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Torah as a Light: Wisdom through the Darkness

Thursday, November 30 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Pardes from Jerusalem: The Weekly Torah Talk

Sunday, December 3 All Day

Reflections from Israel

November 9, 2023

By Rabbi Jonathan Leener The following remarks were initially delivered at Prospect Heights Shul on Shabbat, November 4th.  Rav Tzadok Ha-Koen of Lublin taught, “The place where a person runs in times of crisis — when the pain reaches to the depth of the soul — that place is their essence.” I feel blessed that Continue Reading »

“HaMishna shel Rebbi – A New Book from Rabbi Dov Berkovits

September 14, 2023

Rabbi Dov Berkovits (Legacy Faculty) has provided the Pardes community with a Rosh Hashana preview of his upcoming book. Below, you can read his message to our community and download your copy.  Please note: The preview and upcoming book are in Hebrew only.  The insert on Masechet Rosh Hashana that you may download below (that, Continue Reading »

9.23 – Pardes Welcomes New Board Members

September 13, 2023

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies is pleased to welcome four new members to its lay leadership! All four are alumni of Pardes, lifelong learners within our community, and steadfast partners in our mission of providing accessible and deep Torah learning experiences. Mark S. Cohen Pardes Board of Directors, Israel Retired Attorney Officer and Board 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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