News and Updates

Pardes Appoints Alumnus Rabbi Leon Morris as New President

Posted on February 21, 2017

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, the leading non-denominational Jewish learning community, has appointed Rabbi Leon Morris as its new President effective June 1, 2017. Rabbi Morris is the first Pardes alumnus to hold this position, having studied on the Pardes Year Program in 1995-96. Based in Israel, Rabbi Morris will provide the vision and Continue Reading »

The 2017 Jewish Week of Constructive Conflict Teaches How to Talk Through Differences

Posted on February 13, 2017

After a year of global political upheaval, the fifth annual 9Adar: Jewish Week of Constructive Conflict (February 19-25, 2017) is being used this year by synagogues, schools, Hillels and Moishe Houses to address ever-growing contentious political divides and to attempt to build bridges within and between communities. Through this year’s theme of Constructive Communication (tochacha), Continue Reading »

Pardes Center for Jewish Educators is Hiring

Posted on February 1, 2017

Administrative Assistant, Pardes Center for Jewish Educators Located in Jerusalem Part-time (up to 50%) The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators (PCJE) is looking to hire an Administrative Assistant. The Assistant will work closely with our dynamic, collaborative team to help maintain a well-organized framework for our educational programming. The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies is Continue Reading »

Off to a Great Start in Pittsburgh with Rabbi Will Friedman

Posted on January 16, 2017

Pardes has teamed up with Kulam: The Pittsburgh Community Beit Midrash to offer a new 6-part series taught by Rabbi Will Friedman on Jewish Wisdom & Eternal Human Dilemmas. The series kick-off was a huge success with over 70 people in attendance, from all different backgrounds and ages. Truly cross-denomination, cross-communal, and cross-generational. The event was organized Continue Reading »

Text Comes Alive at Pardes

Posted on January 10, 2017

Text comes alive at Pardes! Narrated by faculty member Leah Rosenthal, this new video brings to life a passage of Talmud through a dynamic havruta (paired study) between two Pardes students. It showcases Pardes’s unique approach to living text study and our deep-rooted connection to the city of Jerusalem. The featured story (moed katan 16b) discusses Continue Reading »

Running for Pardes

Posted on January 4, 2017

Pardes and the AACI partner for the second year running as a team for the Jerusalem marathon. Participants will be running for Pardes and the AACI’s Shira Pransky Project. 50% of sponsorship money will go to Pardes. All administration of participants will be taken care of by the AACI. This is a fundraiser for both Continue Reading »

Pardes and The Union of Reform Judaism Launch a New Program

Posted on January 2, 2017

In addition to assisting synagogues and communities implement 9Adar programming, the Pardes Rodef Shalom Communities Program is pleased to have launched a Community of Practice with the Union for Reform Judaism. In mid-November, URJ hosted Rabbis Dr. Daniel Roth and Amy Eilberg and lay leaders and clergy from select Reform congregations for the “Creating A Continue Reading »

Honoring Brian Glenville for his Service as Chair of the Israel Board

Posted on December 21, 2016

The Pardes staff, faculty and board members had the opportunity as a community to say thank you to Brian Glenville for his steadfast and sensitive leadership as Chair of the Pardes Israel Board from 2014-2016. They also wished a warm welcome to Sherwin Pomerantz as incoming Chair, blessing him “Be strong and resolute”. Brian was Continue Reading »

PCJE Project Underway to Change Tefilah in Schools

Posted on December 15, 2016

With the support of the AVI CHAI Foundation, the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators (PCJE) has embarked on a two year pilot project in the area of tefilah with five NY area Jewish day schools. The goal is to help each school bring about some change in their tefilah program. The five schools (Bi-Cultural, Carmel, Continue Reading »

Governor of Mississippi Attends Pardes Tel Aviv Lunch & Learn

Posted on December 6, 2016

On November 29, Pardes Israel Board Chair Sherwin Pomerantz brought a few special guests of a Mississippi trade mission to the Pardes Tel Aviv Fall 2016 Lunch & Learn. This was held at Tadmor & Co. Yuval Levy & Co. in Azrieli Center, hosted by partner Elie Sprung. Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth led the program Continue Reading »