The Pardes Companion to Shavuot is Available now!

Posted on May 15, 2017

Pardes is thrilled to share the next in our Companion Series: The Pardes Shavuot Companion. Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people and the day’s Torah reading describes the Divine revelation of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai. Our study guide includes nine short articles and three longer guided havruta pieces by our faculty. Like Pardes itself, these Continue Reading »

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Bringing a Piece of Jerusalem to North America: The Pardes Community Beit Midrash Initiative

Posted on April 28, 2017

The Pardes Community Batei Midrash initiative creates empowering, hands-on and deep Jewish learning in local communities across North America. The aim is to create sustainable and transformative adult Jewish learning in the these cities. Pardes is uniquely positioned to achieve this by utilizing our 5,000+ alumni on the ground, empowering people to learn independently through Continue Reading »

Outstanding Line-Up for Conference on Law, Economics & Religion

Posted on March 28, 2017

On March 22, Pardes and Georgetown Law hosted a brilliant cast of rabbis, PhDs, attorneys, and judges for “The Moral Economy: A Conference on Law, Economics & Religion.” The day began with the Honorable Eugene Wedoff, a recently retired and highly respected US Bankruptcy Judge from Chicago who wove together a beautiful introduction to the Continue Reading »

Pre-Purim Events Were Held in Tel Aviv and Modi’in

Posted on March 15, 2017

Two exciting events were held in Tel Aviv and Modi’in before Purim. Joey Shabot hosted the Pardes Spring 2017 Tel Aviv Lunch & Learn at Greenberg Traurig in the Azrieli Towers, with Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth leading the program. Josie and Alumnus Larry Kluger (Year ’98-’99) hosted the Pardes Modi’in Purim 2017 Shiur n’ Nosh with Continue Reading »

Welcoming Three New Members to the Israel Board

Posted on March 2, 2017

It is an honor to welcome the below alums to our Board of Directors, Israel. We thank them for their ongoing leadership and support. Michael Brous is a Semester ’99-’00 alumnus. Today he is the Senior Business Development Lead for Growth and Strategic Partnerships at Airbnb and lives with his wife Michal and 3 children Continue Reading »

Pardes Featured in new WIRED Documentary

Posted on March 2, 2017

Want to be part of the innovation revolution? According to WIRED, it all starts in the beit midrash. Pardes is featured in a new documentary entitled Holy Land: The Innovation Hubs of Tel Aviv and Ramallah.  “We come from a textual tradition that says, ‘Read it differently! Read it a new way! What else can Continue Reading »

Honoring Rabbi David Levin-Kruss

Posted on March 1, 2017

On April 27, 2017 / Rosh  Hodesh Iyar, Pardes will be honoring Rabbi David Levin-Kruss who taught at Pardes for many years before accepting a position at the JDC. This is an opportunity for Pardes and the alumni to thank DLK, and to let him know what a difference he has made. If you would like to contribute to the book we Continue Reading »

The Pardes New York Office Has Moved

Posted on March 1, 2017

The Pardes New York office has moved! We are now located at WeWork, 5th Avenue, which is close to just about everything—the B, D, F, M, N, R, and Q subways lines are a couple of blocks away at Herald Square, the 4, 5, 6, 7, and S lines are a bit farther away at Continue Reading »

Pardes Appoints Alumnus Rabbi Leon Morris as New President

Posted on February 21, 2017

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, the leading non-denominational Jewish learning community, has appointed Rabbi Leon Morris as its new President effective June 1, 2017. Rabbi Morris is the first Pardes alumnus to hold this position, having studied on the Pardes Year Program in 1995-96. Based in Israel, Rabbi Morris will provide the vision and Continue Reading »

The 2017 Jewish Week of Constructive Conflict Teaches How to Talk Through Differences

Posted on February 13, 2017

After a year of global political upheaval, the fifth annual 9Adar: Jewish Week of Constructive Conflict (February 19-25, 2017) is being used this year by synagogues, schools, Hillels and Moishe Houses to address ever-growing contentious political divides and to attempt to build bridges within and between communities. Through this year’s theme of Constructive Communication (tochacha), Continue Reading »