Sponsor a Day of Learning

Honor. Celebrate. Remember.

Pardes offers individuals the opportunity to sponsor the learning that takes place in our Beit Midrash to remember, honor or celebrate any occasion. When a Day of Learning is sponsored, a personalized sign is featured in the Pardes Beit Midrash, an announcement is made to the student body, and the occasion is also shared online with our friends worldwide. In addition, we invite the sponsor to say a few words to our students in person or provide Pardes with a written tribute to be read aloud.

To sponsor a day learning please contact jamie@pardes.org.


October 27, 2019 (Tishrei 28 5780) October 7, 2018 (Tishrei 28 5779), October 18, 2017 (Tishrei 28 5778)
October 30, 2016 (Tishrei 28 5777), October 22, 2014 (Tishrei 28 5776)
Sponsored by Carole Daman
In memory of her husband Dr. Harlan Daman z”l; to read remarks from Carole about Harlan, please click here.


October 10 2019 / 11 Tishrei 5780
The 2019 Sukkot Yom Iyun learning is in honor of Sherwin Pomerantz, Chairperson of the Pardes Israel Board of Directors, as we celebrate his 80th birthday.


September 26, 2019 / 26 Elul 5779
Day of Learning sponsored by Michael Doppelt (Summer ’14 Seminar), in honor of Rabbi Stuart Zweiter.

From 1998-2018, Stuart Zweiter served as the director of the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education at Bar Ilan University, a leading resource center and think tank for Jewish education throughout the world. In Israel, he also served as an instructor in Talmud in Bar-Ilan University and as a Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. Prior to Aliya, he served as a principal at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School and at the Frisch School in Paramus, New Jersey. He has served as an educational consultant to communities throughout the world.

Michael Doppelt in inspired by Rabbi Zweiter’s latest initiative ‘The Jewish School Leadership Enterprise’ focused on addressing the leadership challenge facing Jewish day schools. And Stuart’s lifetime devotion to teaching.


September 19, 2019 / 19 Elul 5779
Day of Learning sponsored by Greg and Andria Rodin (parents of our 2018-2020 PCJE student Lara Rodin) in honor of the entire Pardes faculty and staff.


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July 18, 2019 (15 Tamuz 5779), June 28, 2018 (15 Tammuz 5778), July 10, 2017 (16 Tamuz 5777)
July 21, 2016 (15 Tamuz 5776), July 2, 2015 (15 Tammuz 5775), July 14, 2014 (16 Tammuz 5774)
Day of Learning sponsored by Carole Daman in memory of he father Isidor Goldberg – Simcha Yisroel ben Shmuel z”l.
Click here to read shared remarks from Carole on July 18, 2019.


Day of learning (July 7, 2019 / 4 Tamuz 5779)  is in honor of the Senior Staff, Faculty, Staff and Boards and the absolutely amazing students of Pardes in gratitude for all of the beautiful Torah I have learned in these halls. –Rabba Yaffa Epstein. Click here to read a message from Yaffa shared on July 7 at the 2019 Summer Program Opening Lunch.


Day of Learning (July 4, 2019 / 1 Tamuz 5779) is sponsored by Ruth Assal and Bob Gerwin in honor of the entire Pardes Faculty and Staff.


Day of Learning (July 3, 2019 / 29 Sivan 5779) is sponsored by the Bernard Werthan Jr. z”l Family, in honor of Moshe and Libby Werthan for their work on behalf of Pardes.


Day of Learning (July 2, 2019 / 28 Sivan 5779) is sponsored by Pardes board member Bryan Kocen in memory of his beloved wife Gail Gordon Kocen z”l.


Day of Learning (July 1, 2019 / 27 Sivan 5779) is sponsored by Adam and Susan Winton in celebration of their son Benjamin’s forthcoming marriage to Renate Fromson. Ben is an alum of the Elul 2013 program and various Pardes UK events.


Day of Learning (June 30, 2019 / 26 Sivan 5779) is sponsored by Lynn and Jeff Coe, in celebration of 30 wonderful years of marriage to each other.


Day of learning (May 30, 2019 / 25 Iyar 5779) is sponsored in honor of the graduating Pardes Center for Jewish Educators Cohort 18:
Ari Weber, Nati Kanovsky, Lisa Levy, Jonah Potasznik, Helen Ressler, Barry Rosekind, Jessica Rivo


The sponsored tiyul on May 26, 2019 / 21 Iyar 5779, is in memory of Dr. Michael Evan Osband z”l by alum Barbara Osband (Summer 16, 17 and Seminar 18) and her children and grandchildren. Barbara is a dear friend of Pardes’s Debra Weiner – and Debra opened the tiyul on Sunday sharing remarks about Michael z”l.


Today’s learning is sponsored by
Robin and Leonard Gurin
Ilana and Mark Meskin
In honor and celebration of their son’s ordination
Mazal tov to Rabbi Benjamin Caplan-Meskin Gurin!

Click here to read remarks from the Gurin and Meskin Families shared on May 12, 2019.



The Pardes Yom Hazikaron/Yom Haatzmaut program is sponsored in perpetuity in Loving Memory of Roneet Kimeldorf Carmell z”l (1964-2018).
To a beautiful woman who lived for love and family.
She embodied הנני in all she did.
The divine light shone brightly through her.
Her presence touched and changed all who knew her.
She helped repair the world through simple acts of kindness and love.

Click here to read the moving remarks Gary Carmell shared in memory of Roneet z”l at Pardes on May 6th, 2019.



The Pesach Yom Iyun (April 9, 2019 / 4 Nisan 5779) is in honor of Benjamin (12), David (10), and Asher (6) Jacoby, and Zara (2) and Jules Scarlett (4 months) Litman.
Sponsored by Sacha Litman and Daniel Jacoby (alumni 1995-96) and their spouses Rochelle Behrens and Stephanie Jacoby (alumna summer 2007).



The Pardes Year Program 2018-19 Golan-Sea of Galilee Overnight Tiyul is generously sponsored in loving memory of Rabbi Stanley Wagner z”l by his wife Renee Rabinowitz.


March 7th, 2019 (Rosh Chodesh Adar II 5779)
Sponsored by Pardes supporters Cheryl & Lee Lasher in honor of their children, Gabrielle and Jake Moskovitz, David Lasher, and Jake Lasher.


February 25, 2019 (20 Adar I 5779)
The Land of Benjamin Year Program Day Trip is in loving memory of Geri Bernstein Freund z”l.


February 17-18, 2019 (12-13 Adar I 5779), February 21-22, 2018 (6-7 Adar 5778), February 15-16, 2017 (19-20 Shevat 5777)
The Modern Israel Seminar Overnight Tiyul is sponsored by Batya & Ezra Levin and the Irving S. Weinstein Philanthropic Fund.


January 31, 2019 (Shvat 25), December 31, 2013, (Tevet 28)
Sponsored by Past Chair and active Board Member Audrey Kaplan Scher, in memory of her mother Betty Grossman Kaplan z”l, Batya bat HaRav Menachem Mendel v’Dina


January 20, 2019 (Shvat 14), January 30, 2018 (Shvat 14), January 24, 2017 (Tevet 26)
January 24, 2016 (Shvat 14), February 3, 2015 (Shvat 14), January 9, 2014 (Shvat 14)
Sponsored by Carole Daman in memory of her mother Rose Grossman Goldberg z”l, Bryna Raizel bat Avraham z”l.


January 10, 2019 (Shvat 4), January 12, 2017 (Tevet 14)
Sponsored by Suzanne Doft in memory of her dear friend Amy Haber z”l


December 27, 2018 (Tevet 19)
Sponsored by Morton Meyerson
In memory of his wife Marlene Nathan Meyerson z”l and their son David Nathan Meyerson z”l


December 13, 2018 (Tevet 5), December 27, 2017 (Tevet 9), January 4, 2017 (Tevet 6)
Sponsored by Yisrael (Stephen) and Marsha Donshik and family
In memory of Stephen’s father, Dr. Sidney Donshik z”l, mother, Pearl Donshik z”l and sister, Denise Ross z”l


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November 29, 2018 (Kislev 21), November 30, 2017 (Kislev 12), November 30, 2016 (Cheshvan 29)
December 7, 2014 (Kislev 15)
In memory of Karen A. Shapira z”l
Sponsored by Barbara and Danny Shapira


September 13, 2018 (Tishrei 4)
Sponsored by Amanda Katz Goldblatt
In honor of her mother Diane Katz z”l


July 19, 2018 (Av 7)
Sponsored by Sarah Gershman and Daniel Silverberg
In memory of their grandparents z”l.


July 9, 2018 (Tammuz 26)
Sponsored by Seth and Rivka Weisberg
In the merit of their parents continued good health.


June 27, 2018 (Tammuz 14)
Sponsored by the Werthan and Blum families
In memory of Bernard Werthan Jr. z”l


June 26, 2018 (Tammuz 13)
Sponsored by Lynn and Jeff Coe
In honor of Lynn’s father, Maurice Horwitz


June 25, 2018 (Tammuz 12)
Sponsored by Ruth Assal and Bob Gerwin
In memory of Stanley Abramowitz z”l


June 24, 2018 (Tammuz 11), July 5, 2017 (Tammuz 11)
Sponsored by Koren Publishers Jerusalem and Maggid Books


May 16, 2018 (Sivan 2)
In memory of Rabbi Dr. Aaron Panken z”l, beloved President of Hebrew Union College and a scholar, mentor and role model for many Pardes students and alumni.


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May 15, 2018 (Sivan 1)
In memory of Dr. Stanton Polin, Simcha Gedalia ben Avraham Noach v’Chaya Dvasha z”l on his first yahrzeit.
Sponsored by Rachel Goldberg and Jon Polin


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February 19, 2018 (Adar 4)
In honor of the marriage of Myra Meskin and Ben Gurin
Sponsored by their loving families: Robin and Leonard Gurin, Ilana and Mark Meskin, Linda and Robert Dyson, Jr. and Diane and Gilad Be’ery


January 25, 2018 (Shvat 9)
Sponsored by Audrey Kaplan Scher
In memory of her maternal grandparents, Dora Grossman z”l and Rabbi Max Grossman z”l


January 18, 2018 (Shvat 2)
Sponsored by Sacha Litman and Daniel Jacoby (alumni 1995-96) and their spouses Rochelle Behrens and Stephanie Jacoby (alumna summer 2007). In honor of Benjamin (11), David (9), and Asher (5) Jacoby, and Zara Litman (15 months)


December 7, 2017, (Kislev 19)
Natan Chaim Sable z”l
Sponsored by David and Debbie Sable, in memory of their baby son


November 9, 2017 (Cheshvan 20)
In honor of Toby Ticktin Back’s 90th birthday
Sponsored by her children, children-in-law and grandchildren with love and admiration


July 26 (Av 3)
Sponsored by Eric Selmon and Lisa Silverman, Havrutot 1997-98
In honor of Pardes faculty member Rabbi Reuven Grodner, with gratitude for his teaching and inspiration, on the occasion of his retirement.


July 24 (Av 1)
Sponsored by David Richman
In memory of Marla Bennett z”l and Ben Blutstein z”l


July 6, 2017 (Tammuz 12)
Sponsored by Linda Rosen Sterling
In honor of her father’s 30th yahrzeit, Leonard Rosen Eliezer Ben Tzipora Vi Avraham z”l


July 4, 2017 (Tammuz 10)
Sponsored by Ruth Assal and Bob Gerwin
In memory of Francois Tsvi Assal z’l & Brenda Gerwin z’l


July 2, 2017 (Tammuz 8)
Sponsored by Joel Rubinovich
In memory of his beloved mother Lena Eisenstadt Rubinovich


May 29, 2017 (Sivan 4)
Sponsored by Judith Sherman Russell
In honor of the faculty of Pardes, especially the inspiration of Meesh’s Talmud, Levi’s Torah, and Elisa’s Trope.


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May 4, 2017 (Iyar 8)
Sponsored by Alan Bernstein and Carol Bowen
In honor of the wedding of their niece, Eliya Freund to Adam Ross.


December 15, 2016 (Kislev 15)
In memory of Greg Fox z”l
Sponsored by Cheri Fox in memory of her dear brother


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November 27, 2016 (Cheshvan 26)
In honor of Paula and Jerry Gottesman, longtime supporters of Pardes


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November 24, 2016 (Cheshvan 23)
In memory of Shari Helaine Pomerantz z”l
Sponsored by Sherwin Pomerantz


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October 13, 2016 (Tishrei 11)
In memory of Arnold Jacobs z”l
Sponsored by Michael Jacobs


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September 6, 2016 (Elul 3)
In memory of victims of terror


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July 6, 2016 (Sivan 29)
In memory of Blanche May Levi z”l and Ida Cohen z”l
Sponsored by Lynn and Jeff Coe


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July 5, 2016 (Sivan 28)
In memory of Dvorah Leah bat Beryl Lev HaCohen z”l
Sponsored by Brian Glenville


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July 4, 2016 (Sivan 27)
In memory of Sophie Thau Berner and Dr. Herbert I. J. Berner z”l and Dorothy and Milton Gerwin z”l
Sponsored by Ruth Debra Assal and Robert Gerwin


May 29, 2016 (Iyar 21)
In memory of Maurice and Sally Silas z”l and Eric and Rose Corre z”l
Sponsored by their children Tabby and John Corre


May 19, 2016 (Iyar 11)
In memory of Betty Grossman Kaplan z”l and Raymond Kaplan z”l
Sponsored by their daughter Audrey Kaplan Scher


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March 17, 2016 (Adar Bet 7)
In memory of Robert Benmosche z”l
Sponsored by his daughter Rabbi Nehama Benmosche


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December 16, 2015 (Tevet 4)
In memory of Pearl Donshik z”l and Denise Ross z”l
Sponsored by the Donshik family


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October 27, 2015 (Cheshvan 14)
In honor of Rabbi Meesh Hammer-Kossoy on the occasion of her ordination.
Sponsored by her parents Shirley and Howard Kossoy


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August 30, 2015, (Elul 15)
Searle and Cynthia Selmon in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary
Sponsored by Eric and Chana Selmon in honor of their parents


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June 29, 2015, (Tammuz 12)
Rhoda Glassman Elster z”l and Samuel Elster z”l
Sponsored by Andy and Beth Elster in honor of Andy’s parents


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May 17, 2015, (Iyar 28)
In memory of Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg z”l
Sponsored by Rabbi Lewis Warshauer, longtime board member


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March 15, 2015, (Adar 24)
In memory of Marillyn Appelbaum Tallman z”l
Sponsored by the Tallman, Appelbaum, Borovitz and Cohen families


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January 6, 2015, (Tevet 15)
In honor of ten years of service to Pardes by our Executive Director, North America, Joshua Chadajo


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December 30, 2014, (Tevet 8)
Sponsored by Jean and Andrew Balcombe in honor of the Pardes faculty


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December 18, 2014, (Kislev 26)
In memory of Edith Kaufthal z”l
Sponsored by the Kaufthal Family in memory of their mother and grandmother


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September 30, 2014, (Elul 6)
In memory of Shoshana Haas z”l
Sponsored by her daughters Joanne Barth and Yehudit Spero


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July 24, 2014, (Tammuz 26)
In memory of the IDF soldiers who have fallen in Gaza and in honor of those defending us there
Sponsored anonymously


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May 8, 2014, (Iyar 10)
In memory of Raymond Kaplan z”l
Sponsored by his daughter Audrey Kaplan Scher


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March 25, 2014, (Adar II 23)
In memory of Nathan Back z”l
Sponsored by his wife Toby Ticktin Back


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March 11, 2014, (Adar II 9)
In memory of Sandy Ratner z”l
Sponsored by Laurayne and Joshua Ratner


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March 3, 2014, (Adar II 1)
In memory of Fred Worms z”l
Sponsored by his wife Della Worms


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November 26, 2013, (Kislev 23)
In memory of F. Warren Hellman z”l
Sponsored by his daughter Tricia Gibbs