Celebrating Our Recently Ordained Alumni!

At Pardes, we are dedicated to nurturing the growth of the next generation of Jewish leaders.

Today, we celebrate our outstanding alumni who have recently received rabbinic ordination. We are proud of them for their accomplishments and the impact they will make as leaders and teachers in their communities. 

Mazal tov to all of our remarkable alumni!


Nachshon Carmi (Year Program 2008)
Heather Paul (PCJCR 2014)
Cat Zavis (Summer Program 2018)

American Jewish University – Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies

Shanee Michaelson (Year Program 2012, Spirituality Retreat 2015)

Hebrew College

Micah Roberts Friedman (Year Program 2022, 2018)

Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles

Taylor Shannon Baruchel (Ramah Darom 2019)
Megan Ilana Brumer (Year Program 2017)
Samuel David Kanter (Summer 2022)
Michael Geoffrey Walden (Summer 2017)

Hebrew Union College, New York

George Louis Cheever Altshuler (Summer 2016)
Yonatan Yosef Arnon (Year Program 2018)
Sienna Rachel Lotenberg (Summer 2017)

Jewish Theological Seminary

Adam Joseph Gillman (Year Program 2017)
Grace Elizabeth Gleason (Year Program 2018)
Rishe Groner (Kollel 2020, 2021)

Gavriella Kornsgold (Experiential Educators 2018)

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Emile Ackermann (Summer Program 2018)
Michael Gordan (Year Program 1996, Summer Program 2000, Pardes Learning Seminar 2022)

Yeshivat Hadar Advanced Kollel

Matthew Anisfeld (Kollel 2019, 2021)
Hannah Kapnik Ashar (Year Program Hourly 2006)
Yael Jaffe (Summer Hourly 2016)
Beth Levy (Kollel 2019, 2022)

Yeshivat Maharat

Briah Cahana (Summer ’19, Hourly ’23)

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