Pardes Community Education

Program Description

The Pardes Community Education program and Pardes Online offer courses that provide in-depth, Jewish text study on a flexible schedule to meet students’ interests and availability.

With classes, lectures, and tours on a variety of subjects, participants can attend a single class, a course, or an entire series.

Courses are scheduled to accommodate a variety of time zones, including Israel, Europe, North America and Australia! If you have any questions please contact Alex@pardes.org.il.

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of the January-March schedule.
Pardes Online 2021

Registration is open for courses taking place from January 11th to March 11th.

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If you have any questions please contact Alex@pardes.org.il.

Why is this Night Different From all Other Nights?

The Talmud’s Pesah Seder

Intro to Mishnah and Talmud

with Rav Rahel Berkovits

In this ten-session course culminating the week before Passover, we will examine the original structure and basis for the current practice of the Pesah Seder as it was first presented by the Rabbis. The Seder, a rabbinic creation, is laid out in the 10th Chapter of Mishnah Pesahim. The chapter begins on the late afternoon of the 14th of Nissan and culminates at midnight, as people are nodding off, on the 15th, taking us step by step through the Seder. The text clearly crafts and creates a very specific experience. Each week we will study one Mishnah and an excerpt from the Talmud linked to it so that when the time for our own personal Seder arrives we will have a richer understanding of the story the Rabbis are telling us about the holiday, the Rabbinic enterprise in general, and our history as a people.

This course is 2 hours long with time for havruta (paired) learning.

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Israel
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern USA
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific USA

Classes begin on January 10th.
No class on February 28 because of Purim in Jerusalem (Shushan Purim)
Final Class will be Sunday, March 21

$125 for all 10-sessions / Video recordings will be available to all students.

Space is limited!

This Class is Sold Out

The Sidney and Miriam Brettler Memorial Lecture Series 5781/2021

Women’s Prayers and Women Pray-ers: From Hannah to Today

with Prof. Rabbi Dalia Marx

January 11, 18, 25
8:00 pm Israel
1:00 pm Eastern USA
10:00 am Pacific USA

This is a free program.
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Dasee Berkowitz Becoming a Soulful Parent

with Dasee Berkowitz

February 1st: With Pardes alumnus Rabbi Aryeh Ben David, Founder and Director of Ayeka

February 8th: With Pardes Alumna Rabbi Lisa Sacks, Director of Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning at Bet Torah in Mt. Kisco, New York

February 15th: With Pardes Alumnus Rabbi Marc Baker, President and CEO of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the Jewish Federation of Greater Boston

February 1, 8, 15
9:00 pm Israel
2:00 pm Eastern USA
11:00 am Pacific USA

For a limited time, advance copies of Becoming a Soulful Parent: a Path to the Wisdom Within are available through a donation to Ayeka. Click here to receive your copy.

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Halakha in an Egalitarian Age: Women and Kaddish, Tefillin, Megilla Reading, Hair Covering and more…

with Rav Rahel Berkovits

9:30 am – 10:45 am Israel Time

Single class: 40 NIS
Course (9 Classes): 300 NIS

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A Shattered World: From World War I to the Rise of the State of Israel

with Rav Mike Feuer

11:00 am -12:15 pm Israel Time

Single class: 40 NIS
Course (9 Classes): 300 NIS

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The Changing Face of Self and Society in the 21st Century

With Dr. Elliott Malamet

9:00 am – 10:00 am Israel Time

Single class: 40 NIS
Course (9 Classes): 300 NIS

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David and Saul: Jealousy, Pursuit and the Challenge of Morality (I Samuel)

With Rabbi Alex Israel

10:30 am – 11:30 am Israel Time

Single class: 40 NIS
Course (9 Classes): 300 NIS

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Highlights of the Weekly Daf Yomi:

Messechet Pesachim

With Rabbanit Michal Kohane

11:45 am – 12:45 pm Israel Time

Single class: 40 NIS
Course (9 Classes): 300 NIS

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Greatest Hits of the Talmud

With Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash

This series will examine a wide range of some of the most famous sections in the Talmud in order to appreciate the literary depth and structure that makes up the different sub-units (sugyot) of Talmudic discourse. Rabbinic stories and halakhic analysis intertwine to make up a fascinating and very influential dialogue that has relevance for us today in matters of practice, belief and interpersonal relationships. Students will learn to listen to the voices in the Beit Midrash of the Sages and join their own to an ongoing 2000-year-old conversation. We will examine the sugyot (topics) with an eye to building a solid Talmudic foundation for future study and, also explore the conceptual framework of each and every topic.

This course is 10 sessions – Starting January 12 and ending March 16.

8:00 pm Israel Time
1:00 pm Eastern USA
10:00 am Pacific USA

$75 for all 10 classes.

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rabbi meir schweiger Live with Rav Meir

With Rav Meir Schweiger

During this free weekly class, Rav Meir explores the weekly Torah portion.

8:00 pm Israel
1:00 pm Eastern USA
10:00 am Pacific USA

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How Does Halakha Work?

With Rabbi Michael Hattin

9:30 am – 10:30 am Israel Time

Single class: 40 NIS
Course (9 Classes): 300 NIS

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Israeli Poetry as a Window to Israeli Society and History

With Dr. Rachel Korazim

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Israel Time

Single class: 40 NIS
Course (9 Classes): 300 NIS

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All tours have moved to a virtual platform. Each tour is 45 NIS.

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For questions please contact ce@pardes.org.il or alex@pardes.org.il.

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