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 Nashville Learning Group

Gordon Jewish Community Center
801 Percy Warner Blvd, Nashville
Sunday, December 8 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Complex Identities in Israeli Society

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot
Wednesday, December 11 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Rahel Berkovits Scholar-in-Residence in Newton, MA

Congregation Shaarei Tefillah
35 Morseland Avenue, Newton Centre
Friday, December 13 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Pardes Insititute of Jewish Studies Names its First Liturgist-in-Residence

November 28, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PARDES INSTITUTE OF JEWISH STUDIES NAMES ITS FIRST LITURGIST-IN-RESIDENCE (JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – November 28, 2019) The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (www.pardes.org.il) has named internationally-acclaimed liturgist and poet Alden Solovy as its first Liturgist-in-Residence. In this new role, Alden will teach ‘Introduction to Creative Liturgy’ in both the fall and spring semesters Continue Reading »

times of israel

Can’t we all just get along? Pursuing unity beyond tragedy

November 25, 2019

Published in The Times of Israel on November 22, 2019. Written by Rabbi Ari Segal (Head of School at Shalhevet High School, in California). “…I learned about achdut demonstrated at the Pardes Institute’s Lo BaShamayim Hee conference. Rabbi David Stein, my colleague who attended and spoke at the event, made specific mention of how impressed Continue Reading »

Pardes and Moishe House: A Match Made in Heaven

November 19, 2019

Published in Moishe House online on November 12, 2019. Written by Haley Schulman (Director of North American Engagement at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Moishe House Without Walls Host and Moishe House retreat alum) “I love Pardes—and I’m not just saying that because they pay me to… even though they do. My love affair 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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