News and Updates

PCJE at the Forefront of Tanakh Education

Posted on November 13, 2016

The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators (PCJE) is hosting a conference for teachers on Teaching Tanakh in Jewish Day Schools, November 13-15, 2016 at the Pearlstone Retreat Center near Baltimore, MD. Over 40 day school educators will be convening, representing 27 day schools across North American communities and denominations; half of the participants are PCJE Continue Reading »

New Pardes Companion to Yom Kippur

Posted on September 25, 2016

Pardes is excited to share the new Pardes Companion to Yom Kippur – a collection of articles by faculty members to help prepare and guide you through the highlights of the Yom Kippur rituals and prayer service. The Companion is available to download free at The Pardes Companion to Yom Kippur has been generously Continue Reading »

Pardes brings together teachers across denominations to tackle Tefilah crisis in schools

Posted on August 29, 2016

At the start of the summer vacation, twenty four teachers, spanning grades 2-12, across denominations and from throughout the U.S., participated in the Aleinu Leshabe’ach II: Conference on Tefilah in Jewish Day Schools. The five-day conference, run by the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators (PCJE) with support from the AVI CHAI Foundation, aimed to work Continue Reading »

Rabbi Daniel Landes to leave Pardes

Posted on July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016 After 21 years of dedicated service to Pardes, Rabbi Daniel Landes will be leaving at the end of the summer. Rabbi Landes has played a seminal role in the growth and development of our organization and in the lives of our alumni. He has inspired and led our institution, and helped to Continue Reading »

Four New Series on Elmad for 2016

Posted on December 30, 2015

Pardes has launched four new podcast series on Elmad, our online learning library :        Global Torah is a five-part podcast series exploring the intersections of Jewish history, values and tradition with the practice and pursuit of global citizenship, social justice and international development. This Pardes Life, is venerable Pardes teacher and life-coach David Levin-Kruss, getting personal with Continue Reading »

Double the impact of your gift!

Posted on November 1, 2015

Thanks to a generous Pardes donor, up to $260,000 in new gifts and gift increases will be matched. Specifically, if… You made a gift last year between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015, and make a larger gift this year, that increase will matched. You have never made a gift to Pardes, or your Continue Reading »

New Look for the 9Adar Project: Jewish Week of Constructive Conflict 2016

Posted on October 26, 2015

The Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution has gone live with a new website to launch the 9Adar Project: Jewish Week of Constructive Conflict 2016. The site makes it even easier for individuals, schools and communities to sign up and get involved in this year’s activities, as well as offering variety of tailored educational Continue Reading »

The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators is Hiring

Posted on October 26, 2015

 Job Description Administrative Associate, Pardes Center for Jewish Educators Located in Jerusalem Part-time (50-75%) The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators (PCJE) is looking to hire an Administrative Associate. The new professional 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 Continue Reading »

Elmad 2.0 is Live

Posted on September 3, 2015

Pardes is delighted to announce the launch of the new and improved Elmad website – Pardes’s online learning library. Launched for Elul, the traditional period of reflection and preparation ahead of the new year, the improved site makes it even easier to access Pardes’s unique teaching, anytime, anywhere. The new site boasts many new features, including a responsive design which automatically adjusts for all sizes of viewing devices, improved search and navigation Continue Reading »

Pardes in Silicon Valley

Posted on August 10, 2015

Pardes partnered again this year with the Silicon Valley Beit Midrash, for their summer learning programs. Forty students attended the two one-week programs held in mid-June structured around the theme of interpersonal ethics.  Founded by local educators, donors and Pardes alumi, the SVBM aims to combine the seriousness of the beit midrash with the start up culture of Continue Reading »