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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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 »

Debate and Division Come Under Discussion by Presidents, Judges and Rabbis

February 18, 2019

Published in The Jerusalem Post, February 17, 2019 Written by, Jeremy Sharon “Debate, dispute, division, dialogue and conflict were all under discussion at the Bible study group session with President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday night, together with the President of the Supreme Court Esther Hayut, legalists, rabbis, academics and politicians. The event, which was coordinated 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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