Pardes Opens Doors to College Students in Response to Campus Protests

May 2, 2024

Pardes Opens Doors to College Students in Response to Campus Protests

Jerusalem, Israel – In the wake of troubling demonstrations at colleges across the United States, the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies today announced it is opening its educational programs to current college students effective immediately.

Pardes’ programs have previously been available only to college graduates. By extending eligibility to undergraduates, Pardes aims to provide a welcoming space for Jewish learning at a critical time.

“We do this not only to provide a safe space for students to continue their learning, but also because we know the importance of Jewish education in creating deeper connections to one’s identity,” Rabbi Morris stated.

“At Pardes, diving into Jewish text and tradition is a transformative journey…and when our students leave they are dedicated to making sure that Jewish learning is central to their Jewish life,” Rabbi Morris wrote. “Together we can combat ignorance and nurture strong Jewish identities.”

Current undergraduates interested in applying to Pardes programs amid the campus unrest are encouraged to visit for more information.

About Pardes

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies ( 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.