Pardes in the News

Jewish Exponent – Rabbi Gabe Greenberg (Summer 06, Year ’06-’07) to lead Penn Hillel

Posted on April 18, 2021

Written by Jesse Bernstein – Rabbi Gabe Greenberg (Summer 06, Year ’06-’07) assumed the role of executive director at Penn Hillel on April 1, and had served as interim executive director since Jan. 1. But in a sense, he’s been preparing for the job for years. “Taking this position felt like just an incredibly exciting Continue Reading »

Julia Ullman accepted into Weitzman-JDC Fellowship in Global Jewish Leadership

Posted on April 13, 2021

Julia Ullman (Summer ’17, PCJE ’18-’19) of Pepper Pike was recently accepted into the Weitzman-JDC Fellowship in Global Jewish Leadership, a graduate program initiative between the Joint Distribution Committee and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Ullman, 24, is a member of Temple Emanu El in Orange. The two-year program offers students from North America Continue Reading »

ReformJudaism.org – Ending Our Year of Yearning for Israel: Our First Trip Back After Being Vaccinated

Posted on March 21, 2021

This article was written by Karen (Pardes North American Board) and Marc Rivo. When we boarded the last scheduled El Al non-stop flight from Tel Aviv to Miami a year ago, we could not have imagined that Israel would be closed to millions of visitors for an indefinite period of time. With laser-like speed, COVID Continue Reading »

Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle – JCC Community members named Mahloket Matters fellows

Posted on March 16, 2021

Rabbi Ron Symons, senior director of Jewish Life at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, and Suzanne Schreiber, a past president of Tree of Life Congregation, have joined the inaugural cohorts of the Mahloket Matters Fellowship, an in-depth study of what the program terms “the value of constructive disagreement,” according to a JCC press Continue Reading »

Forward – TikTok didn’t know Jews of color existed. This frum Black Jew is teaching them.

Posted on March 14, 2021

The author Mira Fox (Year ’16-’17) is a writer for the Forward. Tony Westbrook (Year ’16-’17, Fellows ’17-’18, Educators ’18-’19) is currently the Assistant Director of the Hillel at Washington University in St Louis. He’s also a burgeoning TikTok star, where he goes by @frumjewishblackboy. I met Tony Westbrookin Jerusalem, in 2016, when we both Continue Reading »

eJP – The Pardes Mahloket Matters Fellowship

Posted on March 7, 2021

Written by Rabbi Mike Uram (Chief Vision and Education Officer of Pardes North America, Year ’99-’00) – Guided by the belief that Jewish texts and their diverse interpretations can empower us to engage more constructively in disagreements today, I, along with my colleagues at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, am thrilled to announce the 31 inaugural Continue Reading »

The Pennsylvania Gazette – A Place for Pluralism

Posted on February 22, 2021

This article discusses the job transition for Pardes’s new chief vision and education officer of Pardes North America, Rabbi Mike Uram and his move from UPENN Hillel after 15 years of service to the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. Pardes is excited to welcome Mike on the team. After 15 years working there—and 10 in Continue Reading »

Rabbis Michael Swirsky and Leon Morris Receive Cohon Award

Posted on January 28, 2021

On January 24th, The Rabbi Samuel S. and A. Irma Cohon Memorial Foundation honored Rabbi Michael Swirsky, the founder of Pardes, and Rabbi Leon Morris, Pardes’s current president, with the 2020 Cohon Award for their work on behalf of klal Yisrael, and the peoplehood of Israel. Eric Levitz, the founder and Executive Director of the Continue Reading »

The Media Line – Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Alive in Israel

Posted on January 20, 2021

This article features Pardes faculty members Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy and Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth. This article was written by Joshua Shuman. On Monday, the US marks Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with a national holiday. Celebrated this year on January 18, the event comes less than two weeks after historic violence on Continue Reading »

eJP – Havruta Learning: Torah at Its Best

Posted on January 13, 2021

Written by Sherwin Pomerantz (Israel Board Chair of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies) – Ben Lusher’s recent article on investing in Jewish learning at Moishe House brought back some good memories for me. During my 20 years in Chicago before Aliyah 37 years ago, I had the privilege of serving as Chair of the Continue Reading »