Pardes Updates

Gratitude and Good Wishes to Mike Uram

Posted on October 31, 2022

October 31, 2022 Dear Pardes Community Members and Friends, Rabbi Mike Uram, who has led Pardes North America for nearly two years, is leaving Pardes to take a new job as the Chief Jewish Education Officers of Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) where he will serve as rabbi and educator-in-residence, increasing Jewish content in Continue Reading »

Rabbi Leon Morris: Speech from 50th Anniversary Kickoff Event

Posted on September 20, 2022

Edited remarks by Pardes President, Rabbi Leon Morris, delivered at Pardes’s 50th Anniversary Kickoff Event. The event took place on September 19, 2022 at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem. One of my favorite rabbinic texts is the description found in the Mekhilta d’Rabbi Ishmael of the way in which Moshe remembers to take Continue Reading »

Recapping Pardes’s 50th Anniversary Kickoff Event

Posted on September 19, 2022

JERUSALEM – Overlooking the walls of Jerusalem, friends of Pardes gathered today at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem for a beautiful program to kick off a year off 50th-anniversary celebrations. Viewers from around the world tuned in as well via live stream on Pardes’s Facebook page, many of whom left touching comments about Continue Reading »

25 Pardes Alumni Ordained This Spring Across Denominations

Posted on June 9, 2022

Pardes is excited to announce that 25 alumni were ordained as rabbis this spring! Pardes has always proudly welcomed Jews of all Jewish backgrounds, beliefs, and denominational affiliations to our programs. It is often said that the cross-pollination that takes place in our Beit Midrash is the secret sauce that makes the Pardes experience so Continue Reading »

Pardes Center for Jewish Educators Graduation!

Posted on June 2, 2022

Of the five Pardes Day School Educators Program graduates, three received awards at the Hebrew College commencement ceremony for their accomplishments in the MA of Jewish Education program. Three students receiving awards is unprecedented – in the past, only one student per year has been honored. The award winners are: LEO & SADIE FLAX FUND Continue Reading »

A Purim Message from Rabbi Leon Morris, President

Posted on March 16, 2022

Living with uncertainty has been a leitmotif of the past two years as we have navigated our way through the Covid-19 pandemic. For many of us, uncertainty plays a central role in our religious lives. It keeps us humble. It recognizes our limits. It reminds us of what we cannot know. We reflect upon God’s Continue Reading »

In-Person PCJE Student Teaching Resumes!

Posted on March 2, 2022

JERUSALEM – The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators is pleased to announce the in-person resumption of the month-long student teaching component of the Pardes Day School Educators Program (PEP), which has been on hold due to Covid-19. “The opportunity to student teach in well-established day schools around the United States and Canada is one of Continue Reading »

PHOTOS: 12+ Feet Down, Many More to Go

Posted on January 11, 2022

Over the past few weeks, 12, 18, and 22-meter holes have been drilled around the perimeter of the lot, followed by the insertion of steel frame piles. At the end of each day, the cement trucks arrive to fill the piles with cement. As the piles begin to provide a solid structure around the outside Continue Reading »

A Taste of the Rabbinic Israel Seminar

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. Students wrote about their experience at the Rabbinic Israel Seminar. Read their posts now! Parasha Connections by Hannah Greenberg Galil North Reflection 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 »