Pardes Updates

A Taste of the Rabbinic Israel Seminar in Pictures

Posted on October 14, 2021

The Pardes Year Program 2021-22 Rabbinic Israel Seminar and Shabbaton has been generously sponsored by Rebecca and Michael Gordon, alum of Pardes Learning Seminars and member of the Pardes Board of Directors, North America.

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 »

Pardes Seeks Half-Time Registrar

Posted on August 23, 2021

Part-Time Registrar About Pardes: The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies is an open, inclusive, diverse, and intellectually challenging Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem with programs worldwide. Pardes cultivates a life-long love of Jewish learning, the Jewish people and Israel. Pardes inspires engagement in Jewish life — as communal and spiritual leaders, educators and active Continue Reading »

Pardes Seeks Digital Marketing Associate

Posted on July 27, 2021

Digital Marketing Associate About Pardes: The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies is an open, inclusive, diverse, and intellectually challenging Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem with programs worldwide. Pardes cultivates a life-long love of Jewish learning, the Jewish people and Israel. Pardes inspires engagement in Jewish life — as communal and spiritual leaders, educators and Continue Reading »

Pardes 2020-21 students donate beautiful bookshelf to Jerusalem location

Posted on July 13, 2021

Pardes 2020-21 students donated a beautiful bookshelf, adorned with beloved books from the class of 5781, inscribed with notes to future students. A framed quote atop the bookshelf shares “Just as my ancestors planted for me, I too, I am planting for my descendants (Ta’anit 23a). There is an invitation to borrow, donate, and leave Continue Reading »

Dean Bernstein’s Closing Words on the Final Day of Classes

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 »

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 »

Introducing the Inaugural Cohort of the Senior Educator Learning Fellowship

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.