Looking to add new meaning to your seder? Pardes has released a free 20-page companion to the Haggadah with essays written by Pardes faculty on each of the sections of the seder. You can download the Pardes Companion to the Haggadah here. … [Read more...] about Available to Download: Pardes Companion to the Haggadah
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By Stephen G. Donshik In December 2015, I had the opportunity to participate in the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies Winter Executive Learning Seminar, titled “The Golden Age of Tzfat.” The five-day seminar was divided between three and a half days of class presentations and discussions with a variety of noted scholars and teachers, and a day and a half spent traveling, touring, and learning on site in Tzfat. The participants represented a … [Read more...] about Luxurious Learning: Why Wait?
By Aaron Saxe Leaving the confines of the Jim Joseph Foundation offices for an on-the-ground visit with grantees is both an important and genuinely enjoyable part of the job as a program officer. I credit these “site visits” for playing a significant part in my continued growth at the Foundation over the last six months. They have strengthened my relationship with grantees and greatly improved my understanding of a grant program or … [Read more...] about The Enjoyably Unexpected “Ah-Ha” Moments of Site Visits
A first-of-a-kind symposium is underway focusing on tefilah in Jewish day schools. "Aleinu Leshabe’ach," organized by the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators, has brought together 17 tefilah facilitators, across all grades, from Orthodox, Conservative and Community day schools, to spend six days exploring the challenges and new possibilities for tefilah education. Participants will bring to the symposium best practices from the field, including … [Read more...] about First-of-a-kind Symposium on Tefilah in Jewish Day Schools
In the same way department stores dress their windows each season, showcasing new merchandise and reflecting global trends to sell their wares, our virtual shop window needs constant attention, investment and redevelopment. By Louise Szczerb Recently I found myself in a meeting of Program Directors at Pardes and I reported that we were shortly due to be relaunching our website. A colleague quipped, “You always seem to be re-launching … [Read more...] about The Eternal Launch of the “New Website”