News and Updates

eJewishPhilanthropy – Tired of gender talk? I’m not!

Posted on October 17, 2021

Written by Lisa Bodziner (Mechina ’05-’06, PCJE ’06-’08, Summers ’09, ’10) – I must admit, four years ago today, when I drove up to Towson University’s campus for the third time in my life I thought I was a shoo-in and knew exactly what I would be doing as the executive director of a medium-size Continue Reading »

A Taste of the Rabbinic Israel Seminar in Pictures

Posted on October 14, 2021

The Pardes Year Program 2021-22 Rabbinic Israel Seminar and Shabbaton has been generously sponsored by Rebecca and Michael Gordon, alum of Pardes Learning Seminars and member of the Pardes Board of Directors, North America.

Jerusalem Post – The Art of Making Aliyah During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on October 10, 2021

Immigrating to Israel isn’t easy at the best of times — The coronavirus pandemic didn’t make things any easier for Rebecca Kerzner (Summer ’19, Year ’21). Rebecca Kerzner’s aliyah plans were slow and took their sweet time getting built up – and then COVID happened. But that didn’t stop her. With a heart full of Continue Reading »

Pardes Students Host Weekly Torah Podcast From the Beit Midrash

Posted on October 7, 2021

Pop Culture Parasha Podcast Launch – Inspired by a love of pop culture and parasha study, PCJE students Valerie Brown and Shoshana Gottlieb have launched a weekly podcast, Pop Culture Parasha. Each week they’ll choose a piece of iconic pop culture to connect to the weekly Torah reading, exploring how classical biblical themes and tropes continue Continue Reading »

Dr. David I. Bernstein Featured on Israel From the Inside with Rabbi Daniel Gordis

Posted on October 6, 2021

Last month, Israel and Poland came close to the precipice in their diplomatic relations when Israel’s Yair Lapid reacted strongly to a new Polish law. The law sets a 30-year limit on legal challenges to property confiscations that had taken place decades ago. While the law affects Polish, Jewish and other contested property claims, many Continue Reading »

Pardes Seeks Pardes North America Educational Fellowships Coordinator

Posted on August 30, 2021

Pardes North America Educational Fellowships Coordinator Pardes North America (PNA) (www.pardes.org.il) seeks a passionate and impeccably organized Educational Fellowships Coordinator to provide logistical, administrative and communications support for a growing portfolio of North American events and programs (both in-person and online). The Pardes North American Educational Fellowships Coordinator will collaborate closely with the new and Continue Reading »

Pardes North America Seeks Tech & Communications Associate

Posted on August 30, 2021

Pardes North America Tech & Communications Associate Pardes North America (PNA) (www.pardes.org.il) seeks a passionate and impeccably organized Tech & Communications Associate to provide logistical, administrative and communications support for a growing portfolio of North American events and programs (both in-person and online). The Pardes North America Tech & Communications Associate will collaborate closely with Continue Reading »

Pardes Seeks Pardes North America Programs Associate

Posted on August 30, 2021

Pardes North America Programs Associate Pardes North America (PNA) (www.pardes.org.il) seeks a passionate and impeccably organized Programs Associate to provide logistical, administrative and communications support for a growing portfolio of North American events and programs (both in-person and online). The Pardes North America Programs Associate will collaborate closely with the new and emerging PNA staff Continue Reading »

Jerusalem Post – Different flavors of the Jewish legacy in American Jewry

Posted on August 29, 2021

Written by Fern Reiss (Israel board member, Year ’06-’07, Summer ’07, Fellows ’07-’08) – The legacy rewritten, like in My Unorthodox Life; the legacy despaired, like the Pew Report Jews; and the legacy described in David Kuney’s (Pardes North America board member, PLS ’13, ’20, ’21) new memoir. “Jewish legacy” seems to be the flavor Continue Reading »

Pardes Seeks Half-Time Registrar

Posted on August 23, 2021

Part-Time Registrar 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 Continue Reading »