Summer Executive Seminar: A Fabulous 5 Days

More than 40 professionals and life-long learners from North America, the UK and Israel gathered at Pardes recently for a week of learning, marking the 20th anniversary of the Executive Learning Seminar (ELS).

The topic for the summer session was “Returning to Zion: New Faces, Old Issues,” which focused on the period when Persia became the dominant power in the Near East.  Under the rule of Cyrus, Darius, and Artaxerxes, royal edicts were issued that allowed Jews to go back to the land of Israel, rebuild the Temple, and restore the vibrancy of Jewish life in the streets of Jerusalem.

The outstanding line-up of speakers, combined with tours, evening lectures and dinners, and a smorgasbord of delicious food made by Chef David Berman meant a wonderful and memorable week for everyone.

We’re already looking forward to the next seminar in December 2017. See for details.

A range of lectures from the seminar were recorded and are available on our Pardes Live channel on Elmad or your favorite podcast application.