Posted on July 8, 2021
When I attended yeshiva at the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies it was for one reason, and one reason only: I was an advice columnist, Ask Your Yenta, writing about sex and dating and I had no idea about what Judaism had to say on the topic. I spent a difficult and amazing year neck-deep in Jewish text study, and emerged Continue Reading »
Posted on July 5, 2021
The following inspirational words by Pardes Dean, Dr. David I. Bernstein, were delivered to Year Program students on the final day of classes, May 27, 2021. As I said on our very first day back in September: we believe the Torah is given not only to the rabbis, or to Kohanim, or to the Orthodox, or to Continue Reading »
Posted on June 24, 2021
Our Jewish tradition upholds the principle that constructive disagreement for the sake of heaven (Mahloket L’Shem Shamayim), is not only imperative but the holy work needed to repair what can feel like irreconcilable differences that permeate within our Jewish communities. Guided by the belief that Jewish texts and their diverse interpretations can empower us to Continue Reading »
Posted on June 23, 2021
Written by Rabbi Leon Morris (President of Pardes, Summers ’92, ’93, Year ’95-’96) and Rabbi Josh Weinberg – A new Israeli government has brought a renewed focus on repairing ties between Israel and the Diaspora. Yair Lapid, a key part of the new coalition, has emphatically stated, “Jews from all streams, Reform, Conservative and Orthodox, Continue Reading »
Posted on June 15, 2021
Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth (Director Emeritus of the Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution and an adjunct faculty member) has inspired the leaders at Moving Traditions to incorporate his teachings about mahloket l’shem shamayim (the debate for the sake of heaven) into their programming. This feature article is from eJewishphilanthropy.
Posted on June 13, 2021
Whitney Fisch (Hillel Summer ’05, Year ’08-’09) and the sale’s other organizers said they are pleased by the turnout among Jewish food personalities, who will sell or auction baked goods and other products to benefit an Ohio Holocaust museum. Fisch, a longtime food blogger who is one of the organizers, said she knows of only Continue Reading »
Posted on June 10, 2021
Ethan Katz (Hourly ’16-’17), Steven Davidoff Solomon (Summer ’06) and Sarah Lefton (Summer ’09) created and directed an 11-minute video for college students, university staff, and administrators aimed at combating ignorance of Jewish history, improving the discourse on issues related to Israel, and improving the campus climate for Jewish and pro-Israel students.
Posted on June 10, 2021
PCJE alumna Tova Messer (Cohort 19) wrote this article as a guest blogger on the TalentEd site. TalentEd is an organization that Pardes works with very closely to place novice Judaic studies teachers in day schools…According to Breisheet, when God created the world, the land was “unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of Continue Reading »
Posted on June 2, 2021
We are excited to share with the community our inaugural cohort of our Senior Educator Learning Fellowship! This brand-new 13-month fellowship provides enrichment and professional growth for congregational school principals and senior teachers, and we are thrilled to introduce these 22 incredible Jewish educators. To read their full bios please click here.
Posted on May 30, 2021