News and Updates

Conference Explores Issues Surrounding Women in Israel – Pardes Facilitates

Posted on July 22, 2015

On July 21, Pardes facilitated a day-long Women in Israel track at the Onward Israel Connections conference at Ramat Rachel, which brought together over 200 college and post-college participants interning and learning in Jerusalem for the summer. The first session, entitled Women in Israel – Challenges and New Horizons, featured a panel with four inspiring Continue Reading »

New Look for the Pardes Student Blog – These and Those

Posted on June 22, 2015

Pardes is thrilled to announce a new look for the popular student blog The visual and navigational improvements go towards making the site more user friendly and allowing visitors to find material and navigate faster and with ease. In addition, the responsive design automatically adjusts for all sizes of viewing devices. We are proud of the blog Continue Reading »

Pardes Teachers at the Forefront of Orthodox Women’s Ordination

Posted on June 14, 2015

Pardes is proud and honored to share that three of our female faculty members have been awarded smikha (rabbinical ordination). Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy and Rabbi Rahel Berkovits completed their studies at Beit Midrash Har’el in Israel and received ordination from Rabbi Herzl Hefter and Rabbi Daniel Sperber. Rabba Yaffa Epstein received ordination after her studies at Continue Reading »

Pardes Appoints US-Based Educational Director

Posted on May 4, 2015

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies is proud to announce the appointment of Yaffa Epstein as its first-ever Director of Education in North America. Epstein, who has been teaching Talmud, Jewish law, and liturgy at Pardes since 2005 and who currently serves as its Director of Strategic Partnerships, will officially take up the position in the fall.

New and Improved Pardes Website

Posted on May 3, 2015

We are delighted to announce the newly refreshed Pardes website. The newly designed website reflects our dedication and commitment to open, inspiring and innovative learning, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide. We hope you enjoy the many features on the new site, including easier navigation and interactive course schedules. Elmad, Pardes’s online learning library, Continue Reading »

Pardes Turkey Trip featured in Jerusalem Post

Posted on May 3, 2015

Feature article in the Jerusalem Post Magazine (May 1, 2015) on on the recent Pardes trip to Turkey. Click here for the PDF.                  

Many Paths, One Pardes

Posted on April 14, 2015

Meet David & Yael, Itay & Tmima, Oliver & Elana, Riki & Jeremy and Yocheved & Ariel. Here are their journeys that led them to Pardes and the paths they have since taken.