News and Updates

Pardes Faculty Presenting at Limmud Conferences Around the World

Posted on April 26, 2018

Over the next few months, a number of Pardes faculty members will presenting at various Limmud conferences around the world: May 4, 9:15 am: Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash will be speaking on a panel at Limmud Connect, Ma’aleh HaChamisha, Israel June 2 – 14: Rabba Yaffa Epstein at Limmud Australia June 29 – July 1: Rabbi Continue Reading »

Tikun Leil Shavuot 2018 in Jerusalem

Posted on April 16, 2018

Pardes will once again be running a comprehensive, all-night learning program on Shavuot. Tikun Leil Shavuot will be held at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies on Motzei Shabbat, May 19, 11:30pm – 4 am. The program is in memory of Fred Simon Worms OBE, a longtime benefactor of Pardes and a visionary in Jewish education. Speakers include Judy Klitsner, Dr. Elliott Malamet, Yiscah Smith, Gila Fine, Rabbi Dr. Michael Continue Reading »

Pardes Introduces An Interactive Seder Experience

Posted on March 19, 2018

Pardes is thrilled to share the next in our Holiday Companion Series: An Interactive Seder Experience. והגדת לבנך – The Haggadah charges us with retelling the Pesach story to the next generation each and every year. Building off the dynamic and multisensory seder that the Rabbis already laid out for us, this collection of seder Continue Reading »

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Join Forces to Train Rabbi-Educators

Posted on February 20, 2018

Jerusalem and New York City – February 20, 2018 – The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah announced the launch of a new and exciting collaboration. Beginning in fall 2018, the two institutions will join forces to begin training outstanding rabbis who are passionate about Jewish education. The Pardes+YCT Joint Program will include two unique courses of Continue Reading »

Pardes and Ramah Darom Partner for a Shavuot Experience

Posted on February 19, 2018

Pardes & Ramah Darom join forces for an immersive, first-of-its-kind Shavuot experience! This exciting five-day Shavuot retreat (May 18 – 22, 2018) will provide an engaging, immersive Jewish learning experience and Shavuot celebration for diverse participants, including families and individuals from a variety of Jewish backgrounds. Held at the lovely Ramah Darom campground in the Chattahoochee National Forest Continue Reading »

Pardes North America Awarded Charity Navigator’s Top Rating

Posted on February 15, 2018

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, North America is pleased to announce that it has attained a 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. “We are proud to announce that your organization has earned a 4-star rating. This is our highest Continue Reading »

Pardes Alum Rabbi Marc Baker Appointed as President of CJP

Posted on January 24, 2018

Pardes is thrilled to hear the news of Rabbi Marc Baker’s appointment as the next President of CJP (Combined Jewish Philanthropies). Marc is a treasured Pardes alum of the Year (’97-’98), Fellows (’99-’00) and Educators (’00-’02) Programs and we wish him much success in his new role. Click here to read the press release from CJP.

Uncovered: A New Three-Part Podcast Mini-Series with Nechama Goldman Barash

Posted on January 10, 2018

In Pardes’s latest mini-podcast series, Uncovered: Sources of Nakedness in Halakha, Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash looks at three major topics that often restrict women’s presence in traditional Jewish communities: Dress, Hair and Voice. In looking at the debate that often centers around female religious identity, she suggests the answer lies not in the boundaries of Continue Reading »

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies Receives Two-Year Grant from The AVI CHAI Foundation

Posted on January 9, 2018

Jerusalem – The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies is proud to announce the awarding of a two-year grant from The AVI CHAI Foundation. The grant will provide support and direction to day schools and other Jewish educational institutions in the area of tefilah (prayer) through the Pardes Tefilah Education Initiative. “Tefilah has been one of Continue Reading »

Development Conference for Jewish Educators

Posted on November 29, 2017

The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators conducted a successful professional development conference for Jewish educators—including day school teachers, administrators and supplementary school educators—who gathered  at the Pearlstone Retreat Center to explore the topic of Cultivating the Whole Child Through a Jewish Lens. The participants, working at 17 different schools from across the US, spent three Continue Reading »