Pardes in the News

Jerusalem Post – The Art of Making Aliyah During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on October 10, 2021

Immigrating to Israel isn’t easy at the best of times — The coronavirus pandemic didn’t make things any easier for Rebecca Kerzner (Summer ’19, Year ’21). Rebecca Kerzner’s aliyah plans were slow and took their sweet time getting built up – and then COVID happened. But that didn’t stop her. With a heart full of Continue Reading »

Pardes Students Host Weekly Torah Podcast From the Beit Midrash

Posted on October 7, 2021

Pop Culture Parasha Podcast Launch – Inspired by a love of pop culture and parasha study, PCJE students Valerie Brown and Shoshana Gottlieb have launched a weekly podcast, Pop Culture Parasha. Each week they’ll choose a piece of iconic pop culture to connect to the weekly Torah reading, exploring how classical biblical themes and tropes continue Continue Reading »

Dr. David I. Bernstein Featured on Israel From the Inside with Rabbi Daniel Gordis

Posted on October 6, 2021

Last month, Israel and Poland came close to the precipice in their diplomatic relations when Israel’s Yair Lapid reacted strongly to a new Polish law. The law sets a 30-year limit on legal challenges to property confiscations that had taken place decades ago. While the law affects Polish, Jewish and other contested property claims, many Continue Reading »

Jerusalem Post – Different flavors of the Jewish legacy in American Jewry

Posted on August 29, 2021

Written by Fern Reiss (Israel board member, Year ’06-’07, Summer ’07, Fellows ’07-’08) – The legacy rewritten, like in My Unorthodox Life; the legacy despaired, like the Pew Report Jews; and the legacy described in David Kuney’s (Pardes North America board member, PLS ’13, ’20, ’21) new memoir. “Jewish legacy” seems to be the flavor Continue Reading »

eJP – Smashing the idol of inertia: Sunsetting the second day of holidays

Posted on August 8, 2021

Written by Rabbi Dr. Shai Cherry (Year ’91-’93) – Returning to the States after two years at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem, where I first became traditionally observant, was disorienting enough. Never did I seriously entertain keeping the second day of holidays as do most traditional Jews outside of Israel. But that was way back Continue Reading »

eJewishPhilanthropy – Nigel Savage (Year ’94-’95) looks back on two decades at Hazon

Posted on July 26, 2021

Written by Helen Chernikoff – In 2000, Nigel Savage founded Hazon, an early Jewish environmental organization, around the idea of raising awareness by combining issues like sustainability and justice with bringing people together to enjoy the outdoors. Now, the group is merging with the Pearlstone Retreat Center in Baltimore County, Md., and Savage will step Continue Reading »

Pardes Alumni Featured in Jewish Week 36 Under 26 2021 List

Posted on July 14, 2021

Mazal tov to Pardes alumni Merav Fine Braun (Spirituality Retreat ’13-’14, Summer ’14) and Dammara Hall (PCJE ’16-’18, Summer ’16) who were both featured in The New York Jewish Week 36 Under 36 2021 list. Each year The Jewish Week celebrates 36 noteworthy New Yorkers, all 36 years old or younger, who make New York Continue Reading »

Mahloket Matters Fellowship Update: Meet the Fellows of the Covenant Leadership Cohort

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 »

The Jewish News – ‘The New Jew’ shows Israelis how Judaism works in the U.S.

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 »

eJP – To help teens navigate antisemitism, we must teach compassionate disagreement

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.