Pardes Updates

Rabbi Mike Uram to Lead New Pardes Educational Venture in North America

Posted on December 7, 2020

(JERUSALEM – December 7, 2020) The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies is delighted to announce that Rabbi Mike Uram has been appointed as the Chief Vision and Education Officer of Pardes North America. In this senior leadership role, Rabbi Uram will lead Pardes’s expanding work in North America, leveraging the power of thousands of Pardes Continue Reading »

A Rosh Hashana Message from Rabbi Leon Morris, President

Posted on September 17, 2020

Dear Friends of Pardes, Today marks the end of the third week of classes here in Jerusalem, and the sense of miraculousness I felt as we first welcomed our students to Pardes on August 31st is still palpable. As the sounds of learning fill the beit midrash, dining room and the park next door, I Continue Reading »

Pardes Launches New Learning App

Posted on August 27, 2020

JERUSALEM – In 2005, Pardes launched Pardes in Jerusalem, which has been among the most highly rated Jewish podcast series on iTunes. It has been published weekly ever since. In 2013 Pardes launched Elmad, a highly comprehensive online learning platform that has grown tremendously over the last seven years. Today, Pardes is excited to unveil Continue Reading »

After 16 Years of Service, a Difficult Farewell to Chef David Berman and Gail Kirschner

Posted on August 27, 2020

As we enter a new year fraught with unknowns, Pardes is sad to announce that our in-house food services, which have been led for 16 years by our chef extraordinaire, David Berman, will be discontinued. David Berman has always been far more than a chef. He has cultivated deep relationships with staff and students and Continue Reading »

Rabbi Daniel Silverstein Releases Rap Interpretation of Psalm 91

Posted on July 30, 2020

JERUSALEM – Pardes faculty member Rabbi Daniel Silverstein, the creator of “Sanctuary,” a newly-released multi-media rap interpretation of Psalm 91, has been writing stories and poetry since his teenage years. “At college, I completely lost faith in G!d and Torah, and stopped all Jewish practice. At the same time, I started writing with a new intensity, Continue Reading »

July 2020: Campaign for the Generations Update

Posted on July 15, 2020

Posted on July 15, 2020 JERUSALEM — Despite being three months into a global pandemic, this spring Pardes enthusiastically continued to take steps towards realizing the dream of a new state-of-the-art facility to house the growing number of programs, students, events and research projects taking place at Pardes throughout the year. Here are the latest Continue Reading »

Pardes News — Rabbi Michael Hattin Publishes New Book: Judges – The Perils of Possession

Posted on June 12, 2020

In Judges: The Perils of Possession, Rabbi Michael Hattin offers a highly readable introduction to the biblical book of Judges that combines imaginative sweep with analytic depth. Utilizing literary techniques, ancient and modern commentaries, as well as current academic research, Hattin draws us into the book’s epic accounts of mighty leaders and their exploits, stories Continue Reading »

Pardes Mourns the Passing of Dr. Renee Rabinowitz z”l

Posted on May 21, 2020

The Pardes community mourns the loss of board member Dr. Renee Rabinowitz z”l, who passed away on May 19th in Jerusalem. Born in Belgium in 1934, Dr. Rabinowitz and her family survived the Holocaust by fleeing to New York City in 1941, where she grew up. She attended the University of Chicago and earned a Continue Reading »

An Interview with Mark S. Cohen, Campaign for the Generations Contributor

Posted on April 1, 2020

Mark S. Cohen is an attorney who splits his time between West Hempstead, NY and Jerusalem. Mark is a frequent participant in Pardes’s Community Education Program and is also an alumnus of the Pardes Summer Program (1991, 2016 and 2018). You recently endowed Pardes’s Rosh Chodesh Community Breakfast Program, which brings Pardes students together to Continue Reading »

Pardes Signs Agreement for Construction of New Campus

Posted on January 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pardes Signs Agreement for Construction of New Campus   (JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – January 23, 2020) Pardes is thrilled to report that on December 24th an agreement was signed with NBS, an Israeli real estate development firm, to partner in the development and construction of Pardes’s new home, Beit Karen. Under this agreement, Pardes Continue Reading »