About Pardes

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (www.pardes.org.il) is an open, inclusive, diverse and intellectually challenging Jewish learning community based in Jerusalem with programs worldwide. Pardes cultivates a life-long love of Jewish learning, the Jewish people and Israel. Pardes inspires engagement in Jewish life — as communal and spiritual leaders, educators and active participants.

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Pardes from Jerusalem: The Weekly Torah Talk

Sunday, September 24 All Day

Open Meditation Group with Rav James

Wednesday, September 27 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Pardes from Jerusalem: The Weekly Torah Talk

Sunday, October 1 All Day

“HaMishna shel Rebbi – A New Book from Rabbi Dov Berkovits

September 14, 2023

Rabbi Dov Berkovits (Legacy Faculty) has provided the Pardes community with a Rosh Hashana preview of his upcoming book. Below, you can read his message to our community and download your copy.  Please note: The preview and upcoming book are in Hebrew only.  The insert on Masechet Rosh Hashana that you may download below (that, Continue Reading »

9.13.23 – Pardes Welcomes New Board Members

September 13, 2023

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies is pleased to welcome three new members to its Board of Directors! All three are alumni of Pardes, lifelong learners within our community, and steadfast partners in our mission of providing accessible and deep Torah learning experiences. Mark S. Cohen Pardes Board of Directors, Israel Retired Attorney Officer and Continue Reading »

Meaning-Mining with Your Students

August 4, 2023

“It’s about being a teacher who is a normal person too, and saying: ‘let’s explore this text together, because I need this too.’” Aviva Lauer was recently featured on The Jewish Education Experience Podcast, to talk about meaning-mining with students and sharing your true self with them.

Elmad: Online Learning

The online home of Pardes Digital Learning. Elmad provides access to Pardes’s unique blend of learning, with a variety of original podcasts, words of Torah and recorded lectures by our renowned faculty.

Topics include: Torah, Holidays, Halakah, History, Modernity, Spirituality, Education, Personalities, and the Self.

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