News and Updates

Pardes and The Union of Reform Judaism Launch a New Program

Posted on January 2, 2017

In addition to assisting synagogues and communities implement 9Adar programming, the Pardes Rodef Shalom Communities Program is pleased to have launched a Community of Practice with the Union for Reform Judaism. In mid-November, URJ hosted Rabbis Dr. Daniel Roth and Amy Eilberg and lay leaders and clergy from select Reform congregations for the “Creating A Continue Reading »

Honoring Brian Glenville for his Service as Chair of the Israel Board

Posted on December 21, 2016

The Pardes staff, faculty and board members had the opportunity as a community to say thank you to Brian Glenville for his steadfast and sensitive leadership as Chair of the Pardes Israel Board from 2014-2016. They also wished a warm welcome to Sherwin Pomerantz as incoming Chair, blessing him “Be strong and resolute”. Brian was Continue Reading »

PCJE Project Underway to Change Tefilah in Schools

Posted on December 15, 2016

With the support of the AVI CHAI Foundation, the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators (PCJE) has embarked on a two year pilot project in the area of tefilah with five NY area Jewish day schools. The goal is to help each school bring about some change in their tefilah program. The five schools (Bi-Cultural, Carmel, Continue Reading »

Governor of Mississippi Attends Pardes Tel Aviv Lunch & Learn

Posted on December 6, 2016

On November 29, Pardes Israel Board Chair Sherwin Pomerantz brought a few special guests of a Mississippi trade mission to the Pardes Tel Aviv Fall 2016 Lunch & Learn. This was held at Tadmor & Co. Yuval Levy & Co. in Azrieli Center, hosted by partner Elie Sprung. Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth led the program Continue Reading »

Honoring Neima Novetsky

Posted on November 24, 2016

On January 5, 2017, Pardes will be Honoring Neima Novetsky. Neima has been teaching, inspiring, and leading Pardes students for the past 16 years. This is an opportunity for you to thank a teacher, and specifically, to let Neima know how she has made a difference in your knowledge, appreciation and love of Torah. Please take a Continue Reading »

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 »