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.

Learn More…


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.

Rabba Yaffa Epstein at Limmud Australia

Rabba Yaffa Epstein at Limmud Australia

Limmud Oz
222 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North VIC
Saturday, June 9All Day

Pardes and Yeshivat Maharat Partner to Train Female Clergy-Educators

May 10, 2018

NEW PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM EXPANDS PARDES’S IMPACT AND COMMITMENT TO JEWISH EDUCATION FOR ALL (JERUSALEM, Israel & BRONX, NY– May 8, 2018) The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators (www.pardes.org.il/) and Yeshivat Maharat (www.yeshivatmaharat.org/) announced a formal partnership to train outstanding women who are passionate about Jewish education and Jewish leadership. Set to launch this fall, a Continue Reading »

Pardes Faculty Presenting at Limmud Conferences Around the World

April 26, 2018

Over the next few months, a number of Pardes faculty members will presenting at various Limmud conferences around the world: May 4, 9:15 am: Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash will be speaking on a panel at Limmud Connect, Ma’aleh HaChamisha, Israel June 2 – 14: Rabba Yaffa Epstein at Limmud Australia June 29 – July 1: Rabbi Continue Reading »

Tikun Leil Shavuot 2018 in Jerusalem

April 16, 2018

Pardes will once again be running a comprehensive, all-night learning program on Shavuot. Tikun Leil Shavuot will be held at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies on Motzei Shabbat, May 19, 11:30pm – 4 am. The program is in memory of Fred Simon Worms OBE, a longtime benefactor of Pardes and a visionary in Jewish education. Speakers include Judy Klitsner, Dr. Elliot Malamet, Yiscah Smith, Gila Fine, Rabbi Dr. Michael 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.

Support Pardes

Our success depends on the financial support of people like you.

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.

Become a part of this important project by supporting Pardes today.