Pardes Winter Break: A Learning Intensive for Students & Young Professionals

Program Description

The Pardes Winter Break is open to students and young professionals of all Jewish backgrounds. The 2022 program is still being prepared but we’re hoping for an IN-PERSON program, 1-week duration in January, in Jerusalem. The theme and program schedule will be updated shortly. If you are interested in joining a single course or as a part-time participant, please contact to check availability. Register your interest now, and we’ll email you when the schedule comes online!

If you are a seasoned community leader or professional (from all fields, Jewish and secular), adult lifelong learner, or retiree, you might enjoy the Pardes Learning Seminar, which takes place in both late December and early July.

“Pardes has opened new doors and ways of thinking into my life, I am very grateful. This program has definitely given me so much to consider.” Lauren Lieberman (Winter 2020)

“It was a great experience. I enjoyed learning with different teachers and broader concepts. I am taking away a deeper understanding of some stories in the tanakh, and a greater appreciation for the opportunity to learn with my peers.” Haley Sklut (Winter 2020)

“Wow! So great! Learned some great thoughts about Torah that I can teach to my congregation when I go home. Met some new friends. Had fun, feel recharged. Was also really happy to be able to share some of my own skills and talents.” Cantor Kate Judd (Winter 2020)

“It was really fantastic to be in such an engaged and rigorous learning environment. The intellectual level of the classes was fantastic and the discussion was also. It reminded me how much I love learning.” Cohava Rubinstein Sturgess (Winter 2019)

“The week was really amazing. It was great to be back in the beit midrash, among peers and great teachers. I’m looking forward to developing a deeper lens for text study moving forward.” Larry Ginsburg (Winter 2019)

While we work on the schedule for January, check out last year’s PWB 2021 course schedule and descriptions from our intensive on “Hazak v’Ematz: Cultivating Courage and Resilience”.

Previous PWB themes included:
2020: The Many Faces of Me: Exploring Identity in a Post-Modern World
2019: Power, Privilege and Responsibility

This program is open to students and young professionals of all Jewish backgrounds. No previous experience with Jewish text study is necessary, and classes will be offered at a range of levels. Discussions will be conducted in English; texts will be presented in the original Hebrew and Aramaic, with English translations.

Tuition will be updated shortly.

Carmella (Israel + International): / +972-(0)2-673-5210 x230