Pardes Community Education

In-depth Jewish text study on a flexible schedule to meet your needs and interests.

Dive in Deep

Join recurring classes and engage in in-depth Jewish text study exploring intriguing topics

Hear New Voices

Attend lectures featuring guests with fresh perspectives and insights into the texts and contemporary Jewish life

See It With Your Own Eyes

Explore Jerusalem with educational tours that immerse you in the historical and cultural tapestry of the city

The Pardes Community Education Program offers a diverse range of Jewish study opportunities throughout the year. Tailored for the local community in Jerusalem, as well as online learners, current Pardes students, and visitors, our Community Education Series are designed to engage and inspire learners of all backgrounds and levels of knowledge.

Pick and choose from a variety of opportunities that fit your availability and learning interests or register for an entire series. The program is designed to be modular and flexible.

Classes are offered both online and in-person at Pardes in Jerusalem. Online classes are open to all, and we warmly welcome participants from across the world to join us for these exciting Zoom lectures.

2023 – 2024 | 5784 Community Education Series

Click on the tabs below to view the schedule of courses for each series. 

Teshuva

Sept. 11-21, 2023

Fall

Oct. 16- Dec. 28, 2023

Spring

Jan. 8 - Apr. 4, 2024

Omer

May 6 - Jun 6, 2024

JAN 8-APRIL 4, 2024 >> 27 TEVET-25 ADAR II
ISRAEL TIME ZONE | *NO CLASSES PURIM, MARCH 25

MONDAYS

IN-PERSON

ZOOM

9:30-10:45 am

The Book of Job: Suffering, Solace and the Search for Meaning

Calev Ben Dor

11:00 am-12:15 pm

Mike on the Mic: The Geonim – Gateway to the Middle Ages

Rav Mike Feuer

TUESDAYS

IN-PERSON

ZOOM

9:30-10:45 am

Biblical Women through the Prism of the Midrash

Aviva Lauer

11:00 am-12:15 pm

Anger Management in the Bible

Rabbi Dr. Howard Markose

THURSDAYS

ZOOM ONLY

9:30-10:45 am

Israeli Poetry: Zelda: A Simple Woman – Isha Pshuta: An Exploration of the Voice of a Hasidic Woman

Dr. Rachel Korazim

 

 

11:00 am-12:15 pm

Wa/ondering through the Wilderness: Theological Reflections on the Book of Numbers, Generation 2

Dr. Tanya White

TOURS

WEDNESDAYS

IN-PERSON

Shulie Mishkin

10:00 am-1:00 pm
120 ₪

January 17
Jerusalem the Eternal Capital: The area between the Supreme Court and the Knesset, including a look at the new National Library

February 7

Doctors, Diplomats, and Doorways on Rehov HaNeviim

March 6
Authors and Educators in Zikhron Moshe and Geula

MAY 6-JUNE 6, 2024 >> 28 NISAN-29 IYAR
ISRAEL TIME ZONE | *NO CLASS YOM HAATZMAUT, MAY 14

5-WEEK PROGRAM

We are currently still developing the selection of courses that will be available during our Omer Series. Please return to this page at a later date for updates. 

SEPT 11-21, 2023 >> 25 ELUL – 6 TISHREI
ISRAEL TIME ZONE

2-WEEK PROGRAM

MONDAYS

IN-PERSON

ZOOM

9:30-10:45 am

Custom Made: Holy Days and the Practices of the Jewish People

Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield

11:00 am-12:15 pm

Akeidat Yitzchak: The End of One Journey and the Beginning of Another

Rabbi Meir Schweiger

TUESDAYS

IN-PERSON

ZOOM

9:30-10:45 am

The Theology of the Ten Martyrs

Dr. Yardaena Osband

11:00 am-12:15 pm

Sept 12: The Secret Jews of Portugal

Sept 19: The Ghetto Jews of Italy

Dr. Katherine Aron-Beller

THURSDAYS

ZOOM ONLY

9:30-10:45 am

The Scape Goat: Yom Kippur at the Temple

Rabbanit Michal Kohane

11:00 am-12:15 pm

Sept 14: Teshuva and the Golden Calf

Sept 21: Rachel, Chana, and the Power of Prayer

Dr. Tanya White

TOURS

WEDNESDAYS

IN-PERSON

Shulie Mishkin

4:00-7:00 pm
120 ₪

September 20
Yerushalayim shel Maala: Between day and evening, between heaven and earth, a tour of the Old City that will get us into the spirit of the Yamim Noraim in Jerusalem. 

OCT 16-DEC 28, 2023 >> ROSH CHODESH CHESHVAN-16 TEVET
ISRAEL TIME ZONE | *NO CLASSES WEEK OF HANUKAH, DEC. 11-14

MONDAYS

IN-PERSON

ZOOM

9:30-10:45 am

The Teacher of Emunah: An Introduction to the Thought of Rebbe Nachman of Breslav

Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield

11:00 am-12:15 pm

Mike on the Mic: The Geonim – Gateway to the Middle Ages

Rav Mike Feuer

TUESDAYS

IN-PERSON

ZOOM

9:30-10:45 am

A Thorough Study of the Book of Bereishit: People, Places, and Events

Rabbi Dr. Howard Markose

11:00 am-12:15 pm

The Works of Two Great Nobel Laureates S.Y. Agnon & I.B. Singer: Traditional Jewish Worlds Seen Through Modernists’ Eyes

Oct 17-Nov 14: Agnon
Rabbi Jeffrey Saks

Nov 21-Dec 28: Singer
Dr. Shana Rosenblatt Mauer

THURSDAYS

ZOOM ONLY

9:30-10:45 am
                        עברית קלה

 – שירה גדולה בעברית קלה
לומדים שירי משוררים ומשוררות חשובים לאט לאט ובעברית

Dr. Rachel Korazim

11:00 am-12:15 pm

Wa/ondering through the Wilderness: Theological Reflections on the Book of Numbers, Generation 1

Dr. Tanya White

TOURS

WEDNESDAYS

IN-PERSON

Shulie Mishkin

10:00 am-1:00 pm
120 ₪

November 1
Jerusalem the Eternal Capital: The Area between the Supreme Court and the Knesset

December 6
Doctors, Diplomats, and Doorways on Rehov HaNeviim

Pricing and Registration

Session

Teshuva

Fall

Spring

Omer

Per Course

100 ₪ per day

580 ₪ (10 classes)

650 ₪ (13 classes)

250 ₪ (5 classes)

Per Series

580 ₪ 

2700 ₪ 

3500 ₪

1350 ₪ 

TOURS: 120 ₪
SINGLE CLASS: 60 ₪

Registration for either the full Fall or Spring Series includes the Teshuva Series for free.
Registration for both the full Fall and Spring Series includes both the Teshuva and Omer Series for free.