News and Updates

Synagogue Teshuva

Posted on September 19, 2022

As synagogues plan for a new year of programming and community building, now is the perfect time to reprioritize ways to better serve marginalized people.

Have Faith: A New Spiritual Leader

Posted on September 2, 2022

Rabbi Giulia Fleishman continues her work at 2Life Communities.

Argue for the Sake of Heaven

Posted on August 22, 2022

by Elisheva Gray –  When they were having their animated disagreements so many centuries ago, could the wise Jewish sages Hillel and Shammai have imagined how much we would still look to them today to help us navigate our fragmented world? Mishna Avot, a third-century collection of teachings, reminds us that “any mahloket (disagreement) that is l’shem shamayim (for Continue Reading »

Author/Educator Rabbi Mike Uram to Speak at Annual Cardin Leadership Symposium

Posted on August 22, 2022

Rabbi Mike Uram tends to be a big-picture kind of guy. A Cleveland native who now lives in the Philadelphia area, he tells a story about his first visit to Baltimore as a teenager with his older brother. While walking around Fells Point and noticing its wide variety of taverns and alehouses, they were more Continue Reading »

Jewish Education: Why We Should Care

Posted on August 2, 2022

The field of Jewish education in North America boasts a wealth of talented and dedicated professionals. These are educators, administrators, scholars, board members, and funders who commit their days, and often their careers, to this work. We brought three of them together for a conversation about the current state of Jewish education and about where Continue Reading »

Combining Torah and the Arts at Pardes

Posted on June 22, 2022

This article was originally published in the December 2021 edition of Pardes’s Havruta magazine. To learn more about the Pardes Arts and Culture Fellowship, visit www.pardes.org.il/pardes-arts-culture-fellowship or email Ilana HaCohen at ilana@pardes.org.il.  

The emerging rabbinic pulpit

Posted on June 10, 2022

Pardes Board member and alum Faith Leener (Year ’10-’11, Summer ’17) is a co-founder and the Executive Director of the growing Base Movement (check them out: www.basemovement.org).

25 Pardes Alumni Ordained This Spring Across Denominations

Posted on June 9, 2022

Pardes is excited to announce that 25 alumni were ordained as rabbis this spring! Pardes has always proudly welcomed Jews of all Jewish backgrounds, beliefs, and denominational affiliations to our programs. It is often said that the cross-pollination that takes place in our Beit Midrash is the secret sauce that makes the Pardes experience so Continue Reading »

Pardes Center for Jewish Educators Graduation!

Posted on June 2, 2022

Of the five Pardes Day School Educators Program graduates, three received awards at the Hebrew College commencement ceremony for their accomplishments in the MA of Jewish Education program. Three students receiving awards is unprecedented – in the past, only one student per year has been honored. The award winners are: LEO & SADIE FLAX FUND Continue Reading »