News and Updates

Pardes Alumnus David Ben Moshe featured on Unorthodox Podcast

Posted on May 28, 2020

This podcast originally was posted for Shavuot 5780 as part of Tablet Mag’s third annual episode about conversion. David Ben Moshe (Summer ’17, Year ’17-’18) refers to his experience at Pardes as a major part of his Jewish journey. Recently, Pardes wrote a similar feature story about David and his journey for the Havruta Annual.

Pardes Mourns the Passing of Dr. Renee Rabinowitz z”l

Posted on May 21, 2020

The Pardes community mourns the loss of board member Dr. Renee Rabinowitz z”l, who passed away on May 19th in Jerusalem. Born in Belgium in 1934, Dr. Rabinowitz and her family survived the Holocaust by fleeing to New York City in 1941, where she grew up. She attended the University of Chicago and earned a Continue Reading »

The Four Corners of the World Seder

Posted on May 7, 2020

The Four Corners of the World Seder By Rachel Margolin כָּל דִכְפִין יֵיתֵי וְיֵיכֹל, כָּל דִצְרִיךְ יֵיתֵי וְיִפְסַח. הָשַּׁתָּא הָכָא, לְשָׁנָה הַבָּאָה בְּאַרְעָא דְיִשְׂרָאֵל. הָשַּׁתָּא עַבְדֵי, לְשָׁנָה הַבָּאָה בְּנֵי חוֹרִין. “Anyone who is famished should come and eat, anyone who is in need should come and partake of the Pesach sacrifice. Now we are here, Continue Reading »

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 »

An Interview with Mark S. Cohen, Campaign for the Generations Contributor

Posted on April 1, 2020

Mark S. Cohen is an attorney who splits his time between West Hempstead, NY and Jerusalem. Mark is a frequent participant in Pardes’s Community Education Program and is also an alumnus of the Pardes Summer Program (1991, 2016 and 2018). You recently endowed Pardes’s Rosh Chodesh Community Breakfast Program, which brings Pardes students together to 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 »