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[Alumni Guest Post] Or Zarua / Let the Light in

Posted on November 23, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

We could all use a little light right now. Pardes Educators Program alum and music-man extraordinaire Drew Cohen (PEP ’11) and his students at the Weber School in Atlanta shed a little light over us all with Or Zarua. Shabbat Shalom l’Kulam.

[PCJE Dvar Torah] R. Julie Gordon – ‘A Tale of Two Sisters’

Posted on November 22, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

ויצא If Leah were alive today, this is what I think she would tell us. “‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.’1 Rahel and I are twins2 born five minutes apart. I am the older sister, and like any set of twins, we had our good days and we had Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Benny Levy — Thanksgiving Appreciation

Posted on November 22, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

Benny Levy (PEP ’07-’09) originally wrote this dvar Torah for the Pardes Educators Alumni Support Project: We celebrated Simchat Torah not long ago. One of the customs of the holiday is to call all children under Bnai Mitzvah age to the Torah in order to include them in the happiness of ending the cycle of Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Lecha Dodi – Man in the Mirror (Pitch Perfect feat. Cup Game Kabbalah)

Posted on November 19, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

Who would have thunk it – a perfect mashup of Michael Jackson and Lecha Dodi! At the Weber School in Atlanta, pop culture expert Joey Heyman (PEP ’08-’10) and director of student life/creative guru Ori Salzberg have teamed up with Joey’s students to create an amazing mosaic of the first two chapters of Bereishit, classical Continue Reading »

Rock Shabbat, Ep. 11

Posted on November 19, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

Dayenu

Posted on November 13, 2012 by Falynn Schmidt

Originally posted on my blog: There is a particular majesty in cresting a hill and taking in the landscape: the great expanse of the Negev Desert or the sparkle of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), the Jordan River or the heights of the Golan. There is a sense of awe when your legs work in Continue Reading »

Rock Shabbat, Episodes 9 & 10

Posted on November 13, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

Rock Shabbat Week 9 ~ San Francisco from Rock Shabbat on Vimeo. Rock Shabbat Week 10 ~ Los Angeles from Rock Shabbat on Vimeo.

[Alumni Guest Post] Does God Direct Our Lives?

Posted on November 13, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

Betty Hilton (Year Program, ’81-’82) gave this sermon at her temple in San Antonio, Texas about how much the Pardes experience influenced her. Sadly, she died as the result of a brain tumor about a year after giving the sermon, Dec. 2008. Have you ever wondered whether or not God is directing your life? Does Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] ‘Dear Golani Commander’ by Dan Yagudin

Posted on November 10, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

This was originally posted by Dan Yagudin (Year ’09-’10) on Facebook: Dear Golani commander, The world needs to know about what I saw you do today. I was the non-descript American you sat next to on the bench after leaving your three soldiers at the entrance to the train station. You barked orders at them Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Learning with One’s Heart

Posted on November 9, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

Originally posted by Aryeh Ben David (Year Program ’79-’80) on the Ayeka Blog: CONTROLLING THE URGE THAT TELLS US ‘MORE IS BETTER’. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO KNOW SOMETHING? Does it mean to understand it? Does it mean to know something well enough to pass a test? Does it mean to be able to recite Continue Reading »

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