Summer Program

Embark on a Journey through Jewish Wisdom this Summer

Immerse Yourself in the Text

Deepen your understanding of Jewish texts with in-depth study led by expert faculty

Join Our Community

Encounter a mosaic of voices within a global community spanning generations, denominations and backgrounds

Experience Jerusalem

Unpack the historical and spiritual significance and current realities within Jerusalem

We can’t wait to learn with you in Jerusalem!

Embark on a transformative journey into Jewish wisdom with our Summer Program in Jerusalem. Dive into an interactive study of classic and contemporary Jewish texts, within a vibrant and welcoming community.

Alongside studying in the Pardes Beit Midrash, you’ll experience the unique cultural tapestry of modern Jerusalem, where past and present intertwine and daily life is infused with Jewish rhythm and relevance. You’ll partake in guided tours and volunteer opportunities, gaining deeper perspectives on current realities and contributing in meaningful ways.

Applications due: June 16, 2023

Are you a…

Join our unique educators’ track of the Summer Program, and prepare for the upcoming school year with the Jewish Educators Summer Workshop. In addition to experiencing the full Summer Program, you will work 1-on-1 with an expert mentor to develop your curricula and educational plans.

Learn more about the Jewish Educator Summer Workshop

Generous scholarships and stipends are available for a limited number of engagement and education Hillel professionals. Professionals will enjoy a curated cohort-within-a-cohort experience during Session I, with a focus on bringing their personal and professional development back to campus.

Priority is given to those who have not yet studied in an immersive Pardes program.

Contact rebecca@pardes.org for details.

Program Dates

Session I: July 8-25, 2024
Session II: July 28 – August 8, 2024

Who?

Jews of all backgrounds who to want to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Jewish tradition and texts. 

Minimum requirement: One year of college or age 19+.

Costs

Tuition includes: All classes and course materials, guided tours, and select communal meals.

Session I: $950
Session II: $650
Session I + II: $1,490

A limited number of scholarships are available:

  • Undergraduate campus student leaders
  • Moishe House residents and professionals
  • Limmud leaders
  • Rabbinical, Cantorial, and Graduate-level Jewish Education students
  • Other full-time Jewish communal professionals (ages 22-35)
  • International young leaders from outside North America or Israel (ages 19-35)

Applications for scholarships close March 22, 2024.

Sample Weekly Schedule – Summer Program 2024

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00-11:30am Mishna / Talmud multiple levels
11:30-11:45am Break
11:45am-1:00pm Jewish Thought / Tefilah / Halakha
1:00-2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00-4:00pm Sample Topics all levels – Tanach – Midrash Sample Topics all levels (Mon/Wed)- Philosophy – Ethics – Educators Workshop Sample Topics all levels- Spirituality – Gender – Halakha Sample Topics all levels (Mon/Wed) – Philosophy – Ethics – Educators Workshop 2:00-3:00pm Mifgash (reflection + discussion)
3:00-3:15pm Mincha
4:00-4:15pm Mincha 3:15-*6:00*pm Volunteering / Walking tours of Jerusalem neighborhoods / museum tour
*optional enrichment slot*
4:30-5:30pm Daf Yomi (daily Talmud study) Daf Yomi (daily Talmud study)
Torah Trope (cantilation) Scribal Arts Torah Trope (cantilation
*optional evening sessions*
7:00-8:30pm Guest Speaker Series Community Social Time (wine & cheese, shuk hop, tisch)

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