Sponsor Learning Opportunities

HONOR. CELEBRATE. REMEMBER.

Sponsoring a learning opportunity is a wonderful way to support Pardes and a beautiful way to honor or
remember a loved one.

Scroll down for a full list of Pardes sponsorship opportunities. Contact jamie@pardes.org for more information.

One Evening Lecture of the Community Education Program: $5,000

brettler memorial series lecturesThe Pardes Community Education program provides in-depth, Jewish text study on a flexible schedule to meet students’ interests, including special evening lectures. Sponsors are recognized with a personalized sign featured at the Pardes Beit Midrash in Jerusalem and online.

In addition, we invite the sponsor to say a few words to our participants in person or provide Pardes with a written tribute to be read aloud.


Named Scholarship for a Year Program Student for a Full Year: $25,000

year program student sponsorship pardes institute of jewish studies in jerusalemThe Pardes Year program offers post university students the opportunity to delve deeply into Jewish ideas, texts, and personal questions – empowering students to make Judaism their own. Students come away with skills, knowledge and inspiration, a lifelong community of passionate peers and mentors, and the life-changing experience of living and learning in vibrant, fascinating Jerusalem. Sponsors are recognized on recruitment materials for the scholarship, and have the opportunity to meet with the selected student at Pardes Jerusalem.


Omer Program: $25,000

omer program pardes institute of jewish studiesA four-week session of the Pardes Community Education Program, the Omer Program attracts English-speakers from throughout Jerusalem and beyond, and provides in-depth, Jewish text study on a flexible schedule. The program offers classes, lectures and tours to meet students’ interests and availability. Sponsors are recognized on all publicity materials for the program.

 


Day of Learning: $2,500 to $50,000

yom iyun beit midrash pardesPardes offers individuals the opportunity to sponsor the learning that takes place in our Beit Midrash to remember, honor or celebrate any occasion. Sponsors are recognized with a personalized sign in the Pardes Beit Midrash, an announcement made to the student body, and the occasion is shared online. In addition, we invite the sponsor to say a few words in person or provide Pardes with a written tribute to be read aloud. Past sponsors can be found here.
One Day of Learning: $2,500
One Day of Learning Each Year in Perpetuity: $50,000 (endowment gift)


Yom Iyun Sukkot: $5,000

Sukkoth Yom Iyun PardesThe Sukkot Yom Iyun is an opportunity for students to explore both the textual and more tangible aspects of this experiential holiday. The Sukkot Yom Iyun provides both pragmatic tools to access the holiday and meaningful exploration of its themes and rituals. Sponsors are recognized with a personalized sign in the Pardes Beit Midrash, an announcement made to the student body, and the occasion is shared online. In addition, we invite the sponsor to say a few words in person or provide Pardes with a written tribute to be read aloud.


Yom Iyun Yom Hashoah: $5,000

yom hashoah program pardes institute of jewish studies in jerusalemThe Yom Hashoah Yom Iyun is an opportunity for students to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day with special programming at Pardes. This is a special day the week of Yom Hashoah when a guest lecturer speaks with the entire student body – whether a survivor or Holocaust studies expert – and sessions are held by the Pardes faculty for the students to learn about the history of “the world that was” and explore theological responses to the Holocaust with Jewish texts and philosophy. Sponsors are recognized with a personalized sign in the Pardes Beit Midrash, an announcement made to the student body, and the occasion is shared online. In addition, we invite the sponsor to say a few words in person or provide Pardes with a written tribute to be read aloud.


Day Trips for Year Program Students: $5,000

golan tiyul pardesPardes offers occasional day tours for students to better understand modern and biblical Israel. Such trips include the Ein Gedi Tiyul, which takes place at the start of the second semester so that new students can get to know each other on a group hike, and the Hevron Tiyul, which explores the ancient city of Hevron and multiple narratives of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Sponsors are recognized with a personalized sign, an announcement made to the student body, and the occasion is shared online. In addition, we invite the sponsor to say a few words in person or provide Pardes with a written tribute to be read aloud.


Tikkun Leil Shavuot: $25,000

Leil Tikkun Shavuot iyun Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in JerusalemThe Pardes Tikkun Leil Shavuot annual program is open to the public, and attracts about 300 participants, both Pardes students and members of the greater Jerusalem community.

The program offers learning opportunities throughout the night and classes are taught by Pardes faculty members and other well-known educators. Sponsors are recognized on all publicity materials for the program.

See here for a sample schedule of the evening.

 
 
 


Tisha B’Av Community Event: $25,000

tisha bav yom iyun pardes institute of jewish studies in jerusalemThe Pardes Tisha B’Av program is an all-day event on Tisha B’Av with special classes from 10 am – 6 pm. It is open to the public and attracts about 500 people from throughout Jerusalem.

The event is widely known throughout the English speaking community as one of the premier opportunities to meaningfully mark this somber day, featuring both core Pardes faculty members and visiting lecturers.

Programming on this special day includes an emotional Memorial Service in memory of Pardes students Marla Bennett, Ben Blutstein, Sara Duker and Matt Eisenfeld ז״ל, murdered in terrorist attacks in Israel. Sponsors are recognized on all publicity materials for the program.

For a sample schedule can be found here.


Pardes offers several tiyulim, tours, each year in different areas throughout Israel that are available for sponsorship in honor or in memory of a loved one or event.

Students explore a region of Israel with their classmates and teachers, not only getting to better understand modern Israel, but also seeing the land through the perspective of classical Jewish texts. Together students and faculty have informal time to deepen relationships and reflect together on the experience of learning intensively in the Pardes Beit Midrash. Sponsors are recognized with a personalized sign, an announcement made to the student body, and the occasion is shared online. In addition, we invite the sponsor to say a few words in person or provide Pardes with a written tribute to be read aloud.

Available opportunities include:

Opening Shabbaton: $10,000

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Two nights off-site for faculty and students, combining learning, touring, building community and celebrating Shabbat.

 
 
 


Biblical/Rabbinic Israel Educational Seminar: $10,000

golan tiyul 2 pardesStudents spend two days out of the Beit Midrash to explore the Israeli landscape, where many of the texts studied at Pardes were created, in order to add more educational content to the classic ‘nature’ tiyulim.

 
 


Negev/Arava Tiyul: $10,000

negev tiyul pardesThree-day “nature” tiyul, giving students the chance to break up their learning in the Beit Midrash. Participants walk the south of the country, doing some classic hiking and discovering the beauty of Israel.
 
 
 


Modern Israel Seminar: $10,000

shabbaton option pardesTwo-day seminar, out of the building, focused on modern Zionism and issues that surround the State of Israel.

 
 
 


Golan/Galil Tiyul: $10,000

golan tiyul pardesThree-day “nature” tiyul, giving students the chance to break up the learning in the Beit Midrash. Participants walk the north of the country, doing some classic hiking and discovering the beauty of Israel.

 
 


Closing Shabbaton: $10,000

Shabbaton option pardes Two nights off-site. All faculty and students are invited to close the year with a communal Shabbat celebration, learning, touring and workshops preparing students for life after Pardes.