Honor. Celebrate. Remember.
Pardes offers individuals the opportunity to sponsor the learning 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 of learning, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special day of learning in memory of Sol Green z”l as we mark his first yahrzeit. Click here to read more on the amazing human being Sol Green z”l and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies.
May 10, 2022 (9 Iyar 5782)
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 Gary Carmell’s moving remarks in memory of Roneet z”l at Pardes on May 6th, 2019.
Please listen here to moving words in her memory.
May 1, 2022 (30 Nisan)
Day of learning sponsored by Dr. Rona Woldenberg and Mr. Reuben Askowitz in memory of Dr. David H. Woldenberg z”l who devoted his life to his family, the pursuit of knowledge, both secular and Judaic, and the betterment of others through his tireless commitment to the practice of medicine. Read more about Dr. David H. Woldenberg z”l.
April 6, 2021 (24 Nisan), April 25, 2022 (24 Nisan)
Sponsored by Yedida Lubin and Avi Rosenschein in memory of Yedida’s parents Deanna and Leonard Lubin z”l.
April 5, 2022 (4 Nisan 5782)
Today’s learning celebrates Carole Daman. Happy Birthday! May you be blessed until 120 to continue to live a life of loving, learning, and teaching Torah. Sponsored with love and admiration by your children.
April 4, 2022 (3 Nisan 5782)
Today’s learning is in memory of Arlene Ruby Harel z”l. Arlene’s free-spirited nature, warmth, authenticity, candor, humor and openness will be missed deeply by all of us who were privileged to work with her, connect with her, and learn from her wisdom.
March 15, 2022 (12 Adar II 5782)
The Pardes Ponders Critical Issues session is endowed by Jean and Andrew Balcombe in memory of their dear friend Peter Simpson z”l, beloved husband, father and grandfather. For more information on endowment opportunities of Pardes’s Campaign for the Generations visit: https://www.pardes.org.il/capital.
February 24, 2022 (23 Adar I 5782)
Today’s learning is sponsored by Elias Brettler, Dena (Brettler) Ordan, and Marc Zvi Brettler in memory of their beloved parents Sidney and Miriam Brettler z”l and in honor of their lifelong commitment to Jewish learning.
February 22, 2022 (21 Adar I 5782)
A special Day of Learning in memory of Suzanne Singer z”l, a dear friend of Pardes who served for many years as a devoted member of our Israel Board and was a passionate participant in our learning community. To read more about Suzanne’s life, click here.
January 16, 2022 (Shvat 14), January 27, 2021 (Shvat 14), February 9, 2020 (Shvat 14)
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.
You can read remarks from Carole.
December 16, 2021 (12 Tevet), March 18, 2021 (5 Nisan), January 2, 2020 (Tevet 4)
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
November 25, 2021 (Kislev 21), November 30, 2020 (Kislev 14), December 1, 2019 (Kislev 3)
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
October 28, 2021 (22 Heshvan 5782)
Sponsored by Rabbi Lisa Malik and Professor Adi Wyner in memory of David Malik z”l.
October 21, 2021 (15 Heshvan 5782)
Sponsored by Golda (Feig) and Nadav Steinman in memory of Linda Feig Kass z”l.
October 5, 2021 (Tishrei 29 5782)
Sponsored by the Tambor Family in memory of Belda and Marcel Lindenbaum z”l.
Belda and Marcel Lindenbaum were dedicated partners in the quest to achieve equal access to Torah learning and scholarship for men and women. They strongly believed that anyone seeking to delve deeply in Jewish teaching and learning at every level should have that right and ability. They believed this would be to the betterment of the student, the teacher and the community as a whole. They were strategic thinkers, big dreamers and straight shooters. They wanted those who learned to be recognized as learned and to be titled and paid as such. This was not merely a theoretical enterprise, but a project to bring justice and equity to their beloved community both in the largest and smallest sense. They firmly believed that all of this could and should be achieved within the framework of Halakha and that Halakha needed to reflect and inspire the best and most just society. The learning could not remain in hallowed halls and ivory towers, but had to be brought to life in the bright light of day. Halakha by its name and nature was meant to evolve. They refused to relinquish it to the hands of those who would merely have it mired in the past, who lacked creativity, compassion and insight to bring it to fruition again and again for every generation.
Thank you for your learning today in their memory. I can think of no better tribute to them and their work than a room full of dedicated men and women, such as yourselves, speaking words of Torah in their names. In their name, I charge you to learn deeply, think boldly and change the world.
October 4, 2021 (Tishrei 28 5782), October 15, 2020 (Tishrei 27 5781), 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.
July 29, 2021 (20 Av 5781)
Day of Learning sponsored by Katherine Baker (PLS and Summer Program Alum) and Richard Blutstein, in memory of their son, Pardes student Benjamin Blutstein z”l, who was murdered by terrorists at Hebrew University 19 years ago, and whose yahrtzeit is 22 Av.
July 22, 2021 (13 Av 5781)
A Day of learning sponsored by the Pardes Boards of North America and Israel in honor of Tamir Berkowitz-Morris, son of Leon Morris and Dasee Berkowitz, upon the occasion of his bar mitzvah. Mazal tov!
July 7, 2021 (27 Tamuz 5781)
Day of Learning sponsored by Rebecca and Michael Gordon in honor of their three wonderful children, Chanan Barak (Kyle), Shmuel Binyamin (Sam), and Shoshanah Arielle (Arielle).
July 6, 2021 (26 Tamuz 5781), July 8, 2020 (16 Tamuz 5780), 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 her father Isidor Goldberg – Simcha Yisroel ben Shmuel z”l.
Click here to read shared remarks from Carole on July 8, 2020 during the online summer program.
Sponsored by Dr. Rona Woldenberg and Mr. Reuben Askowitz in memory of Dr. David H. Woldenberg z”l who devoted his life to his family, the pursuit of knowledge both secular and Judaic, and the betterment of others through his tireless commitment to the practice of medicine.
Yom Yerushalayim programming is sponsored in memory of Dr. Michael Evan Osband z”l by alum Barbara Osband (Summer 16, 17 and Seminar 18 and CE) and her children and grandchildren.
May 2020, May 2021
May 2-7 is a special week of learning in memory of former board member Dr. Renee Rabinowitz z”l – The Pardes community deeply misses her strength, love of the Jewish people and Israel and her strong commitment to Pardes.
November 20, 2020 (Kislev 6 5781)
November 1, 2020 (Heshvan 14 5781)
September 22, 2020 (4 Tishrei 5781)
Day of Learning sponsored by Abraham (Avi) Benson-Goldberg (Year Program ’12-’13, Fellows ’13-’14, Kollel ’15-’17) in memory of his father Ellis J. Goldberg (Yitzhak ben Hannah v’Yaakov) z”l, January 12, 1947 – September 20, 2019. A scholar who searched for answers, a teacher who encouraged questions, a father who is gone too soon.
July 26, 2020 (5 Av 5780)
Day of Learning sponsored by Sam and Debby Bettsack in honor of תורה לשמה.
Day of Learning (May 27, 2020) is sponsored by Greg and Andria Rodin, current PCJE student Lara’s parents. The learning is in honor of the graduating Pardes Center for Jewish Educators Cohort 19. Tova Messer, Branden Johnson, Joe Schiff, Lara Rodin, Talia Cohen Carrus.
March 26, 2020 (Rosh Chodesh Nisan)
January 30, 2020 / 4 Shevat 5780
Day of learning is sponsored by the Wertman Family in Loving Memory of Louis Wertman (Husband, Father & Grandfather), David Wertman (Son, Husband, Brother & Uncle) and Elon Wertman (Son, Husband, Father, Brother & Uncle).
January 27, 2020 / 1 Shevat 5780
Day of Learning sponsored by Mark S. Cohen and family in memory of his dear father Leo Cohen z”l אליעזר ליפמן בן מאיר מיכאל הכהן ושרה Beloved father of Mark, Mitchell, Roberta and Cari; beloved Papa of Hanna, Yaakov, Talia, Danit, Rivka and Noam.
January 26, 2020 / 29 Tevet 5780
Day of Learning is sponsored by Michael Doppelt (Seminar Alum 2014), in honor of Carol and Steve Doppelt & Maurie and David Sachs.
Tireless volunteers who give so much of themselves to the State of Israel and are deeply committed to strengthening ties between the people of Haifa and Boston.
January 18, 2018 (Shvat 2), January 16, 2020 (19 Tevet)
Ein Gedi Tiyul sponsored by Sacha Litman and Daniel Jacoby (alumni 1995-96) and their spouses Rochelle Behrens and Stephanie Jacoby (alumna summer 2007). in honor of their children Benjamin, David, and Asher Jacoby, & Zara and Jules Scarlett Litman.
December 12, 2019 (14 Heshvan 5780)
Day of Learning is sponsored by the Rosekind Family in memory of Gary Rosekind z”l, father of Barry Rosekind (PEP Cohort 18, Fellow 19-20).
November 28, 2019 / 30 Heshvan 5780
Day of Learning is sponsored by Rona Woldenberg and Reuben Askowitz in honor of their teacher Dr. David Bernstein, in a show of gratitude for an amazing journey, Poland 2019.
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.
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 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).
March 7th, 2019 (Rosh Chodesh Adar II 5779)
Sponsored by Pardes supporters Cheryl & Lee 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 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
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.
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
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
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.
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
November 27, 2016 (Cheshvan 26)
In honor of Paula and Jerry Gottesman, longtime supporters of Pardes
November 24, 2016 (Cheshvan 23)
In memory of Shari Helaine Pomerantz z”l
Sponsored by Sherwin Pomerantz
October 13, 2016 (Tishrei 11)
In memory of Arnold Jacobs z”l
Sponsored by Michael Jacobs
September 6, 2016 (Elul 3)
In memory of victims of terror
July 6, 2016 (Sivan 29)
In memory of Blanche May Levi z”l and Ida Cohen z”l
Sponsored by Lynn and Jeff Coe
July 5, 2016 (Sivan 28)
In memory of Dvorah Leah bat Beryl Lev HaCohen z”l
Sponsored by Brian Glenville
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
March 17, 2016 (Adar Bet 7)
In memory of Robert Benmosche z”l
Sponsored by his daughter Rabbi Nehama Benmosche
December 16, 2015 (Tevet 4)
In memory of Pearl Donshik z”l and Denise Ross z”l
Sponsored by the Donshik family
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
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
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
May 17, 2015, (Iyar 28)
In memory of Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg z”l
Sponsored by Rabbi Lewis Warshauer, longtime board member
March 15, 2015, (Adar 24)
In memory of Marillyn Appelbaum Tallman z”l
Sponsored by the Tallman, Appelbaum, Borovitz and Cohen families
January 6, 2015, (Tevet 15)
In honor of ten years of service to Pardes by our Executive Director, North America, Joshua Chadajo
December 30, 2014, (Tevet 8)
Sponsored by Jean and Andrew Balcombe in honor of the Pardes faculty
December 18, 2014, (Kislev 26)
In memory of Edith Kaufthal z”l
Sponsored by the Kaufthal Family in memory of their mother and grandmother
September 30, 2014, (Elul 6)
In memory of Shoshana Haas z”l
Sponsored by her daughters Joanne Barth and Yehudit Spero
July 24, 2014, (Tammuz 26)
In memory of the IDF soldiers who have fallen in Gaza and in honor of those defending us there
May 8, 2014, (Iyar 10)
In memory of Raymond Kaplan z”l
Sponsored by his daughter Audrey Kaplan Scher
March 25, 2014, (Adar II 23)
In memory of Nathan Back z”l
Sponsored by his wife Toby Ticktin Back
March 11, 2014, (Adar II 9)
In memory of Sandy Ratner z”l
Sponsored by Laurayne and Joshua Ratner
March 3, 2014, (Adar II 1)
In memory of Fred Worms z”l
Sponsored by his wife Della Worms
November 26, 2013, (Kislev 23)
In memory of F. Warren Hellman z”l
Sponsored by his daughter Tricia Gibbs