Pardes is expanding its work around the world by launching Pardes North America (PNA). PNA will be creating Jewish learning opportunities for people all over North America that have the same power that Pardes Torah is known for: amazing content, deep human connection, and outstanding pedagogy. PNA will work in three ways:
1) Leveraging the power of the 5,000+ Pardes alumni, their friends, families, and communities to transform Jewish life throughout North America.
2) Working with existing Jewish organizations to dramatically expand their educational capacity with Jewish learning opportunities for professionals, volunteer leaders, and community members.
3) Fostering a virtuous cycle where Pardes’s new work in North America and its classic immersive work in Israel will strengthen each other in ways that create greater impact and reach each year.
In January 2020, Pardes announced that it secured $3 million to be invested entirely in North American programming. Pardes has already significantly broadened its online content for North American audiences. Under Rabbi Mike Uram’s leadership, Pardes will be developing numerous new programs and forms of engagement that will create text-based Jewish learning experiences that inspire, connect, and reinvigorate thousands of Jews across North America.
Rabbi Mike Uram
Chief Vision and Education Officer of Pardes North America
Rabba Shani Gross
Director of North American Programs