These and Those

Musings from Students of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem

Archive: March 2012

[Alumni Guest Post] The Tav Pledge: A slice of social justice

Posted on March 17, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

Alum Katie Greenberg asked us to repost her article about the Tav Chevrati from THE TIMES OF ISRAEL here on These&Those: When I came to Jerusalem three years ago to study at the Pardes Institute of Jewish studies, I was returning to a familiar city. Unlike many of my classmates I had lived in Jerusalem Continue Reading »

[Alumni Post] Meaningful Discovery

Posted on March 14, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

We were browsing through the MASA Israel Blog, and found… At the end of last year (2010-11), alum Carla Farson wrote this: In the spring of 2010 I received a Masa grant to study in the Year Program at Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. By the grace of Masa, I was given the Continue Reading »

Volunteering at Ezer Mizion

Posted on March 4, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

Last Wednesday, some of our Pardes volunteers went out on the annual Yom Iyun shel Chesed (annual Day of Kindness) to organize their food pantry, make sandwiches and prepare dinners as part of the the 300 meals that Ezer Mizion serves every day. It’s a great place to volunteer… and they’re right here in Jerusalem!

Yom Iyun shel Chesed

Posted on February 29, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

Today is the annual Pardes Yom Iyum shel Chesed – the Day of Kindness in commemoration of Benjamin Blutstein and Marla Bennett. In a few minutes, the entire Pardes community is going out to do service throughout Israel in honor of these two amazing individuals whose lives were cut so short.

New Hot/Cold Water Dispenser!

Posted on February 22, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

Student Campaign – Update!

Posted on February 16, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

Student Rose Prevezer on TV!

Posted on February 6, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

Here’s the VIDEO (Rose appears at about 2:15 minutes into it) Now, Rose asks that you please sign the letter.

[Alumni Guest Post] Serving Up Justice in Jerusalem

Posted on January 30, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

by Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein I had been studying at the Pardes Institute for a few months last year when I heard a presentation by Dyonna Ginsburg, then director of a small amuta called Bema’aglei Tzedek . She described the situation of the working poor, and particularly contract workers in Israel, the gap between the Continue Reading »

Parshah Puzzles

Posted on January 25, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

We see Jaclyn Rubin at Pardes on a regular basis; she studies with R. Elisha Ancselovits, and she’s often chevruta’ing in the beit midrash… but we only recently learned about her new project: PARSHAH PUZZLES for kids! This is really worth a look 🙂

Student Quote

Posted on January 24, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

A quote from a student during the Fellows recruitment meeting yesterday: “Pardes is traditional Judaism’s most loving and honest response to modernity.”

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