When you leave the Beit Midrash in Jerusalem, you join a powerful intergenerational network of 7,500+ Pardesniks; seekers, leaders, scholars, dreamers, educators, artists, and builders shaping the Jewish future and affecting change in their families and neighborhoods, in the Jewish community, and beyond.
Whether you just returned from your year in Jerusalem or are a seasoned alum, Pardes North America (PNA) is here to provide you with a variety of ways to learn, reconnect and lead. PNA offers an array of fellowships, gatherings, and online learning opportunities specifically designed to allow you to tap into the Pardes Torah you know and love and reconnect with your Pardes friends, teachers and our unique approach to Jewish learning.
PNA is also here to support Pardesniks in the amazing work you do. Through a variety of opportunities for personal and professional development, PNA empowers alumni to become leaders and ambassadors in their communities.
Click on the tabs below to learn more about the various Alumni offerings available.
It’s been a wild few years and it’s time to take a breath, unplug, and reconnect– with nature, with yourself, and with Pardes friends new and old. Join Pardes faculty and staff for an immersive weekend-long retreat this summer in a beautiful setting. We’ll be doing lots of eating, learning, singing, praying, and playing, and we need you there! Friends, partners, and roommates are welcome.
Registration for the 2023 Alumni + Friends has closed.
Pardes alumni microgrants provide alumni with opportunities for building community and affecting change in the Jewish world that would otherwise be outside their reach. These grants can be used for a wide variety of initiatives and creative program ideas are welcome. Examples of alumni micro grant initiatives include community batei midrash, Shabbat and holiday programs, and Pardes alumni gatherings.
You are eligible to apply for a Pardes Alumni Microgrant if you completed one or more of the following programs:
All microgrant programs must include a Jewish learning component, involving Jewish text and/or havruta learning. Examples of programs that would qualify are an intimate text-study group, a Shabbat dinner series with a text component, or a book club focused on a book that’s relevant to Pardes’s mission. Programs must align with Pardes’s mission and values to qualify.
Microgrant programs must engage adult learners or an intergenerational audience.
Pardes must be listed as a sponsor and the Pardes logo must be included on any marketing/printed materials used for micro grant programs.
Micro rant programs must take place within six months of your application’s approval.
If your application is approved, you can spend up to $500 on your program and be reimbursed. Anything above that amount will not be reimbursed by Pardes.
If your program idea changes or you are no longer able to put on the program you described in your application, you must reapply for a micro grant with your new program idea.
Kicking off with the Alumni + Friends Retreat this upcoming August, we’re planning an exciting year of programming for our alumni.
Programs will include: