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The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and The Jewish Theological Seminary to Provide a Joint Rabbinical and Experiential Educator Degree

Posted on March 12, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE PARDES INSTITUTE OF JEWISH STUDIES AND THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY TO PROVIDE A JOINT RABBINICAL AND EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATOR DEGREE      (JERUSALEM, Israel & NEW YORK CITY, NY– March 12, 2019) The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (www.pardes.org.il) and The Jewish Theological Seminary (www.jtsa.edu) have announced a new joint program which Continue Reading »

Pardes Purim Companion Available Now!

Posted on March 6, 2019

Pardes is excited to share the new Pardes Purim Companion, sponsored in honor of Sylvia and Len Kingsley celebrating 65 years of marriage. This Purim companion is a collection of articles by faculty members to help prepare and inspire you for the holiday of Purim, bringing about joy and deeper meaning. You can download and print Continue Reading »

Debate and Division Come Under Discussion by Presidents, Judges and Rabbis

Posted on February 18, 2019

Published in The Jerusalem Post, February 17, 2019 Written by, Jeremy Sharon “Debate, dispute, division, dialogue and conflict were all under discussion at the Bible study group session with President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday night, together with the President of the Supreme Court Esther Hayut, legalists, rabbis, academics and politicians. The event, which was coordinated Continue Reading »

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies Piloting New Pardes-Kevah Teaching Fellowship

Posted on January 29, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE PARDES INSTITUTE OF JEWISH STUDIES PILOTING NEW PARDES-KEVAH TEACHING FELLOWSHIP (JERUSALEM, Israel– January 29, 2019) The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (www.pardes.org.il) is pleased to announce the launch of the Pardes-Kevah Teaching Fellowship, with a new cohort slated to join the program in June 2019 in Berkeley, California. Pardes is excited Continue Reading »

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and Hebrew College Launch Program to Train Rabbi Educators

Posted on January 23, 2019

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE PARDES INSTITUTE OF JEWISH STUDIES AND HEBREW COLLEGE LAUNCH PROGRAM TO TRAIN RABBI EDUCATORS  PROGRAM EXPANDS PARDES’S IMPACT AND COMMITMENT TO JEWISH EDUCATION FOR ALL (JERUSALEM, Israel & NEWTON CENTRE, MA– January 23, 2019) The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (www.pardes.org.il) and Hebrew College (www.hebrewcollege.edu) announced a new joint program to Continue Reading »

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies Launches Educational Series on Constructive Disagreement

Posted on January 8, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE PARDES INSTITUTE OF JEWISH STUDIES LAUNCHES EDUCATIONAL SERIES ON CONSTRUCTIVE DISAGREEMENT WORKSHOP CURRICULUM USES JEWISH TEXTS TO ADDRESS TODAY’S POLITICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL DIVIDES (JERUSALEM, Israel- January 8, 2019) The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (www.pardes.org.il/) launched “Mahloket Matters: How to Disagree Constructively-The Beit Midrash Way”, an innovative five-part educational workshop series Continue Reading »

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Far-left Diaspora Jews increasingly coming to Israel — and sticking around

Posted on January 7, 2019

Published in The Times of Israel, January 4, 2019 Written by, Steven Davidson “Dr. Rabbi Meesh Hammer-Kossoy founded the Pardes social justice track in 2000 and strives to give Jewish students “a deeper, more nuanced relationship” towards the State of Israel and Jewish texts “with compassion and nuance yet without apologetics.” As a social justice Continue Reading »

Reflections on the GA 2018 “Let’s Talk”: Can Israel and the Diaspora aspire to be not just two pillars, but an arch?

Posted on November 4, 2018

Published in eJewish Philanthropy, November 2, 2018 By Jackie Frankel Yaakov The GA 2018 in Tel Aviv was a dialogue on Israel and the Diaspora and the future of Jewish peoplehood being in danger. What does it mean that we are ‘Am Yisrael’ if the two largest Jewish communities of today don’t understand one another – Continue Reading »

Two Heads Are Better Than One

Posted on October 16, 2018

Published in eJewish Philanthropy, October 15, 2018 Two are better off than one, in that they derive greater benefit from their efforts. For if they should fall, the one will raise up the other, as opposed to if one falls when there is no one to raise him. Ecclesiastes 4:10-11 Ecclesiastes famously teaches us that “Tovim Continue Reading »

Aviva Golbert Named as Director of Pardes Center for Jewish Educators

Posted on September 4, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AVIVA GOLBERT NAMED AS DIRECTOR OF PARDES CENTER FOR JEWISH EDUCATORS (JERUSALEM, Israel-September 3, 2018) Aviva Golbert, the current Acting Director of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators (PCJE), has been appointed Director of PCJE as of the start of the 2018-2019 academic year. A Jewish educator with over 20 years of Continue Reading »