Alumni Articles

Shavuot: A Chance to Become a Centrist

Posted on May 24, 2023

By Sherwin Pomerantz In Israel, as in the rest of the world, we see people chained to the circumference of the circle, unwilling to let go of hardened positions and allow the centripetal forces to bring them close.

YOU SHOULD KNOW…Rory Michelle Sullivan

Posted on November 28, 2022

Howl at the Moon. Boston. January 2013. It’s Rory Michelle Sullivan’s 26th birthday, and she’s the musical performer at this bar with a stage.

An Orthodox Rabbi Builds an Unorthodox Harlem Congregation

Posted on November 8, 2022

With Kehillat Harlem, Rabbi Kyle Savitch (Year ’15’-’16) aims to build a space where Jews of all denominations can gather.

Have Faith: A New Spiritual Leader

Posted on September 2, 2022

Rabbi Giulia Fleishman continues her work at 2Life Communities.

Argue for the Sake of Heaven

Posted on August 22, 2022

by Elisheva Gray –  When they were having their animated disagreements so many centuries ago, could the wise Jewish sages Hillel and Shammai have imagined how much we would still look to them today to help us navigate our fragmented world? Mishna Avot, a third-century collection of teachings, reminds us that “any mahloket (disagreement) that is l’shem shamayim (for Continue Reading »

Combining Torah and the Arts at Pardes

Posted on June 22, 2022

This article was originally published in the December 2021 edition of Pardes’s Havruta magazine. To learn more about the Pardes Arts and Culture Fellowship, visit or email Ilana HaCohen at  

The emerging rabbinic pulpit

Posted on June 10, 2022

Pardes Board member and alum Faith Leener (Year ’10-’11, Summer ’17) is a co-founder and the Executive Director of the growing Base Movement (check them out:

25 Pardes Alumni Ordained This Spring Across Denominations

Posted on June 9, 2022

Pardes is excited to announce that 25 alumni were ordained as rabbis this spring! Pardes has always proudly welcomed Jews of all Jewish backgrounds, beliefs, and denominational affiliations to our programs. It is often said that the cross-pollination that takes place in our Beit Midrash is the secret sauce that makes the Pardes experience so Continue Reading »

Pardes Center for Jewish Educators Graduation!

Posted on June 2, 2022

Of the five Pardes Day School Educators Program graduates, three received awards at the Hebrew College commencement ceremony for their accomplishments in the MA of Jewish Education program. Three students receiving awards is unprecedented – in the past, only one student per year has been honored. The award winners are: LEO & SADIE FLAX FUND Continue Reading »