News and Updates

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 (www.pardes.org.il) 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 »

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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 »

Arguing for Heaven’s Sake

Posted on November 3, 2019

Published in The Jewish Standard on October 31, 2019. Written by, Joanne Palmer “It’s possible that the deepest of all Jewish instincts is the need to argue. To look at texts and say, “yes, but.” To listen to your teachers and say, “Are you sure?” To listen to your family and friends and say, “You’ve Continue Reading »

Pardes Appoints Director of North American Programs

Posted on April 16, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PARDES APPOINTS DIRECTOR OF NORTH AMERICAN PROGRAMS  (NEW YORK, NY- April 16, 2019) The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (www.pardes.org.il) announced that current Assistant Director of Education in North America, Shani Gross, will assume the position of Director of North American Programs this summer. Shani will continue to create and implement programming, Continue Reading »

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and The Jewish Theological Seminary to Provide a Joint Rabbinical and Experiential Educator Degree

Posted on March 12, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE PARDES INSTITUTE OF JEWISH STUDIES AND THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY TO PROVIDE A JOINT RABBINICAL AND EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATOR DEGREE      (JERUSALEM, Israel & NEW YORK CITY, NY– March 12, 2019) The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (www.pardes.org.il) and The Jewish Theological Seminary (www.jtsa.edu) have announced a new joint program which Continue Reading »

Pardes Purim Companion Available Now!

Posted on March 6, 2019

Pardes is excited to share the new Pardes Purim Companion, sponsored in honor of Sylvia and Len Kingsley celebrating 65 years of marriage. This Purim companion is a collection of articles by faculty members to help prepare and inspire you for the holiday of Purim, bringing about joy and deeper meaning. You can download and print Continue Reading »

Debate and Division Come Under Discussion by Presidents, Judges and Rabbis

Posted on February 18, 2019

Published in The Jerusalem Post, February 17, 2019 Written by, Jeremy Sharon “Debate, dispute, division, dialogue and conflict were all under discussion at the Bible study group session with President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday night, together with the President of the Supreme Court Esther Hayut, legalists, rabbis, academics and politicians. The event, which was coordinated Continue Reading »