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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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The Times of Israel — The changing face of our relationship with synagogue

July 12, 2020

By Debra Weiner-Solomont (Staff) — “The COVID-19 crisis has changed the way we conduct ourselves in so many ways especially now as the country may enter another lockdown. We must think and plan before going anywhere. Spontaneity has gone to the wayside, for now at least. My most vivid memory, while growing up in Brookline, Continue Reading »

The Times of Israel — Thou shalt mind each other’s business: 8 steps to counter the increased silence that comes with social distancing, and reduce the staggering opportunity for undetected, and thus undeterred, domestic abuse

July 6, 2020

By Judy Klitsner (Faculty) — “I never used to hit my kids. Since the lockdown began, I have already hit them several times this week.” Numerous testimonies such as this one have been received, in the wake of COVID-19, by Sacred Spaces, a US-based anti-abuse organization on whose board I sit, according to its CEO, Shira Continue Reading »

Pardes News — 2 Pardes Alums Selected as Visiting Artists at The Bronfman Fellowship

July 2, 2020

Mazel tov to Pardes alums Alicia Jo Rabins (Year ’98-’99, Fellows ’99-’00) and Jessica Tamar Deutsch (Summer ’17) for being selected as 2 of the 4 first-ever Visiting Artists at The Bronfman Fellowship! “The Bronfman Fellowship is a year-long, transformative experience of study and conversation centered around pluralism, social responsibility and Jewish texts, participated in by twenty-six Jewish 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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