News and Updates

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 »

Double the impact of your gift!

Posted on November 1, 2015

Thanks to a generous Pardes donor, up to $260,000 in new gifts and gift increases will be matched. Specifically, if… You made a gift last year between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015, and make a larger gift this year, that increase will matched. You have never made a gift to Pardes, or your Continue Reading »

New Look for the 9Adar Project: Jewish Week of Constructive Conflict 2016

Posted on October 26, 2015

The Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution has gone live with a new website to launch the 9Adar Project: Jewish Week of Constructive Conflict 2016. The site makes it even easier for individuals, schools and communities to sign up and get involved in this year’s activities, as well as offering variety of tailored educational Continue Reading »

Elmad 2.0 is Live

Posted on September 3, 2015

Pardes is delighted to announce the launch of the new and improved Elmad website – Pardes’s online learning library. Launched for Elul, the traditional period of reflection and preparation ahead of the new year, the improved site makes it even easier to access Pardes’s unique teaching, anytime, anywhere. The new site boasts many new features, including a responsive design which automatically adjusts for all sizes of viewing devices, improved search and navigation Continue Reading »

Pardes in Silicon Valley

Posted on August 10, 2015

Pardes partnered again this year with the Silicon Valley Beit Midrash, for their summer learning programs. Forty students attended the two one-week programs held in mid-June structured around the theme of interpersonal ethics.  Founded by local educators, donors and Pardes alumi, the SVBM aims to combine the seriousness of the beit midrash with the start up culture of Continue Reading »

Over 500 People at Pardes for Tisha B’Av

Posted on July 27, 2015

Over 500 people came to Pardes on Sunday for our annual Tisha B’Av program. Despite the crowds and the heat, participants were able to attend 13 lectures throughout the day, from an outstanding line-up including Yaffa Epstein, Daniel Gordis, Gila Fine, Gideon Weitzman, Rachel Korazim and Elliott Malamet. The day was held in memory of Continue Reading »

Unique Week-Long Summer Curriculum Workshop Provides Valuable Tools for Jewish Educators

Posted on July 27, 2015

Earlier this month, a select group of novice Jewish day school teachers took part in a unique week-long Summer Curriculum Workshop, which was developed and run by the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators. The SCW was held at the scenic Pearlstone Center in Reisterstown, MD. The participants – most within their first two years of Continue Reading »