Capital Campaign News


Pardes’s Commitment to Green Construction

Posted on March 10, 2021

Building a Green facility is an important priority for Pardes, reflecting our commitments to the environment, the health of our students, faculty and staff, and to Torah. Israeli Green Building standards are similar to the US LEED system and Pardes is working to…Continue reading »



New Master Plan for Talpiot Industrial Zone Approved

Posted on March 10, 2021

To learn more about what this means for the Pardes Capital Campaign: Continue reading »




July 2020 Update: Setting The Stage for Excavations

Posted on July 15, 2020

Despite being three months into a global pandemic, this spring Pardes enthusiastically continued to take steps towards realizing the dream of a new state-of-the-art facility to house the growing number of programs, students, events and research projects taking place at Pardes throughout the year. Here are the latest updates: Continue reading »



An Interview with Mark S. Cohen: Campaign for the Generations Contributor

Posted on April 7, 2020

Mark S. Cohen is an attorney who splits his time between West Hempstead, NY and Jerusalem. Mark is a frequent participant in Pardes’s Community Education Program and is also an alumnus of the Pardes Summer Program (1991, 2016 and 2018). Mark recently endowed Pardes’s Rosh Chodesh Community Breakfast Program. Continue reading »



April 2020 Update: Building for the Future During Uncertain Times

Posted on April 7, 2020

Large construction projects often have unforeseen setbacks, but those setbacks are not typically measured in nanometers. Sadly, such is the case today given the covid-19 pandemic. With movement and commerce highly limited due to government restrictions, Pardes and the firms working alongside us on the construction of Beit Karen are adjusting to the new reality. Continue reading »



Pardes Signs Agreement for Construction of New Campus

Posted on January 23, 2020

Pardes is thrilled to report that on December 24th an agreement was signed with NBS, an Israeli real estate development firm, to partner in the development and construction of Pardes’s new home, Beit Karen. Under this agreement, Pardes will be deeply involved in the design and construction of a multi-use tower to be built on the lot adjacent to Pardes’s current facility in the Talpiot area in South Jerusalem. Continue reading »



A Focus on the Architect

Posted on January 23, 2020

Since the early stages of the Campaign for the Generations, Pardes has been working with Matti Rosenshine Architects (MRA) to design plans for Beit Karen, the proposed mixed-use tower in Jerusalem that will house Pardes’s new home. Regarded as one of the premier architectural firms in Jerusalem, MRA has been in business since 1997 and has designed projects ranging from intimate residential interiors to large-scale public facilities. Continue reading »




New Pardes facility will expand learning opportunities

Posted on July 31, 2018 by the Jewish Observer

More opportunities to learn about and experience Judaism will be available to more people. That’s what friends of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem are working to achieve with a new building. A groundbreaking was held on June 24. Continue reading »




Jerusalem’s ‘Beit Karen’ to honor memory of Pittsburgh philanthropist

Posted on July 12, 2018 in the Times of Israel

Karen Shapira, who passed away in 2005, always dreamed of having a home in Israel. And prior to her death from breast cancer at the age of 60, she expressed her wishes to be buried there. Continue reading »