News and Updates

Pardes Alumnus Maxim Delchev Featured in eJewishPhilanthropy

Posted on April 28, 2020

Pardes Center for Jewish Educators alumnus Maxim Delchev (’17-’18) is the Educational Director at Shalom, the organization of the Jews in Bulgaria. He was recently featured in an article on eJewishPhilanthropy online by Toby Axelrod. Below are the opening passages of the article with a link to the full article. Maxim Delchev’s bar mitzvah went like this: Continue Reading »

A Hebrew Prayer of Healing from Coronavirus (with English translation)

Posted on April 6, 2020

This prayer was written by Pardes Liturgist-in-Residence, Alden Solovy, with the help of Pardes faculty member Rabbi Dr. Howard Markose and Pardes student Alex Griffel. The story behind the prayer follows afterward. You can find several of Alden’s prayers relating to the Covid-19 pandemic on the Pardes page Strength and Courage for Uncertain Times. Healing Continue Reading »

Pardes Signs Agreement for Construction of New Campus

Posted on January 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pardes Signs Agreement for Construction of New Campus   (JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – 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 Continue Reading »

Pardes Raises $3 Million for North American Programming

Posted on January 15, 2020

An announcement about this initiative was also published in eJewishPhilanthropy on February 13, 2020. You can read more here. A Letter from Pardes President, Rabbi Leon A. Morris January 14, 2020 Dear Friends, In the spring of 2018, Rabba Yaffa Epstein and I embarked on a 10-day North American tour. Together we visited eight cities and Continue Reading »

Karen Rivo Joins Pardes’s North American Board

Posted on January 2, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Karen Rivo Joins Pardes’s North American Board (New York, NY – December 26, 2019) Pardes is pleased to announce that Karen Rivo of Miami Beach, Florida has joined the North American Board of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. “We are so honored to have Karen join our North American board,” said Continue Reading »

Pardes Appoints New Director of Marketing and Communications

Posted on December 12, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pardes Appoints New Director of Marketing and Communications (JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – December 13, 2019) Pardes is excited to announce that Jamie Bornstein (Year Program 05-06) has been appointed Director of Marketing and Communications. Jamie joined Pardes in October 2010 as Assistant Director in North America and was later promoted to Senior Director. Continue Reading »

Mike Feuer’s The Lamp of Darkness “Go Further” Edition Now Available

Posted on December 11, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mike Feuer’s The Lamp of Darkness “Go Further” Edition Now Available (JERUSALEM, ISRAEL ­­­– December 11, 2019) The Age of Prophecy series, by Dave Mason and Pardes faculty member Rabbi Mike Feuer, transports you back 3,000 years, to the epic battle between the Israelite Kings and Prophets. Lev, an orphaned shepherd boy, Continue Reading »

Pardes Insititute of Jewish Studies Names its First Liturgist-in-Residence

Posted on November 28, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PARDES INSTITUTE OF JEWISH STUDIES NAMES ITS FIRST LITURGIST-IN-RESIDENCE (JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – November 28, 2019) The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies ( has named internationally-acclaimed liturgist and poet Alden Solovy as its first Liturgist-in-Residence. In this new role, Alden will teach ‘Introduction to Creative Liturgy’ in both the fall and spring semesters Continue Reading »

times of israel

Can’t we all just get along? Pursuing unity beyond tragedy

Posted on November 25, 2019

Published in The Times of Israel on November 22, 2019. Written by Rabbi Ari Segal (Head of School at Shalhevet High School, in California). “…I learned about achdut demonstrated at the Pardes Institute’s Lo BaShamayim Hee conference. Rabbi David Stein, my colleague who attended and spoke at the event, made specific mention of how impressed Continue Reading »

Pardes and Moishe House: A Match Made in Heaven

Posted on November 19, 2019

Published in Moishe House online on November 12, 2019. Written by Haley Schulman (Director of North American Engagement at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Moishe House Without Walls Host and Moishe House retreat alum) “I love Pardes—and I’m not just saying that because they pay me to… even though they do. My love affair Continue Reading »