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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Minding the Heart: An Urban Meditation Retreat


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Thursday, April 11 All Day

Building Nourishing Relationships

Base UWS
Upper Westside, New York
Thursday, April 18 7:00pm EDT

Renowned Pardes Faculty Member Meets Renowned Educator in New York

April 2, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Judy Klitsner April 1, 2024 On a recent trip to New York, Pardes faculty member Judy Klitsner had the honor of meeting Rabbi Joshua Bakst in his home.  In Fall 2023, Judy was named the Rabbi Joshua S. Bakst Chair in Tanakh, making this a wonderful opportunity to meet the man for Continue Reading »

Pardes Institute for Jewish Learning Announces Key Staff Promotions and Additions

January 25, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2024 Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies Announces Key Staff Promotions and Additions Simone Katz Joins as Chief Marketing Officer; Additional Promotions and Changes Reflect Investment in Organizational Growth (Jerusalem) – The Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies, an open, inclusive, diverse, and intellectually challenging Jewish learning community based in Jerusalem with Continue Reading »

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies Announces Two Endowed Chairs

December 12, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2023 The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies Announces Two Endowed Chairs Inclusive Jewish learning center expands opportunities for meaningful study (Jerusalem) – The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (www.pardes.org.il), an open, inclusive, diverse and intellectually challenging Jewish learning community based in Jerusalem with programs worldwide, today announced Judy Klitsner as Continue Reading »

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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