Pardes Updates

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 »

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 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 »