The Pardes Elul Program (September)" />
As the Jewish calendar approaches the holiest days of the year, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, the Hebrew month of Elul is traditionally observed through study and introspection.
The Pardes Elul Program embraces the concept of Elul as a month of Torah study and transformation, inviting short-term participants to join us in the Pardes Beit Midrash.
During the month of Elul, program participants join Year Program students at the beginning of their year of Jewish text study. Elul students participate in daily classes, many of which explore various themes relevant to the upcoming Jewish holidays, including Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah.
Through a combination of traditional havruta (paired) study and seminar-style classes, full-time and part-time Elul students will gain in-depth understanding, practical knowledge, and inspiration. The knowledge and experience gained during the Elul Program will enhance their personal celebration of these holidays for years to come.
Beyond the classroom and beit midrash, Elul in Jerusalem provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rhythm of the Jewish calendar in meaningful and memorable ways. Imagine:
In addition to exploring the above with the Pardes community, you’ll have the chance to make the most of incredible museums and galleries, proximity to the Old City, and an abundance and variety of cultural, ritual and prayer opportunities. There’s no place like it in the world!
Pardes does not provide housing. Students at Pardes typically rent apartments throughout Jerusalem. For assistance in finding housing, please visit our Housing Help Resource page.
Participants of the Elul program join Year Program students in their regular Jewish text study courses.
During the month of Elul, the 1:15 PM classes are replaced with unique preparatory seminars focusing on the Jewish High Holidays.
Tuition for the Elul Program: $350
Discounted tuition for Israeli citizens: 590nis.
Financial aid is not available for this program.
The Elul Program is free for alumni of the following programs:
A 25% discount is available for alumni of the following programs: