These and Those

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Tag Archives: Faces of Pardes

Tikun Leil at Pardes: Torah Re-Given

Posted on June 7, 2017 by Adam Gillman

The streets are packed, people of all ages are walking in all directions. I make way from Dean Bernstein’s home to Pardes awestruck at the energy and uplifting vibes of this Jerusalem night. On my stroll towards Pardes, I am told that Shavuot is one of the three nights of the year when children are Continue Reading »

Falling behind and bursting bubbles

Posted on May 22, 2017 by Miriam Lorie

This blog was originally published on Miriammuses.com This is a post about the feeling of falling behind in life. But I should also acknowledge falling behind with this blog. I’m going to blame Pesach (Passover), as any Jewish homemaker or Jewish educator probably would. Here’s a bit of a description. Scroll down for the actual Continue Reading »

Pardes is Like the City Walls

Posted on November 7, 2016 by Shoshana Raun

Do you ever have a day when the supermarket line is too long, bicyclists have taken over the sidewalks and you are fed up with seeing cats everywhere? I do, probably too often. But some days, I’ll be doing something routine – walking to a movie or riding on a bus – and suddenly the Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] The Natural History of Nachas

Posted on August 14, 2013 by Falynn Schmidt

From my blog: Does any other language have a word for the particular pride we feel when someone we love does something great? I am not sure, but perhaps this is specific to the Jewish people and their languages of Yiddish and Hebrew. Nachas. It is exactly that: a word that describes in two syllables the almost Continue Reading »

Faces of Pardes: Meet Chef David Berman

Posted on January 30, 2012 by Suzi

By Suzi Brozman If you read Leah Stern’s recent blog entry on Pardes’ catering manager David S. Berman, you’ve got an idea how eloquent a speaker he is. Anyone entering Pardes is immediately aware of the aromas of delicious things-to-come emanating from David’s kitchen (more on that later). The Pardes kitchen is a one-man show. Continue Reading »

Faces of Pardes: Meet Mirta Eifer

Posted on January 27, 2012 by Suzi

By Suzi Brozman She’s quiet, she sits back behind Karen Feuer and near Dr. Bernstein, so unless you’re looking for her, you might just miss Mirta.  And that would be a real shame! At Pardes, Mirta means money…not giving it out, but accounting for it.  As the Finance person, she’s in charge of the bookkeeper, Continue Reading »

Faces of Pardes: Meet Hayim Leiter

Posted on December 17, 2011 by Suzi

By Suzi Brozman If you’ve spent any time in the Beit Midrash (and what Pardes student hasn’t?), you’ve at least seen the tall, lanky man seated in the corner, earbuds in his ears, study volume open.  And chances are good that he’s approached your table and asked, “Is everything good?  Any questions?”  If, like me, Continue Reading »

Faces of Pardes: Meet Karen Feuer

Posted on December 11, 2011 by Suzi

By Suzi Brozman You’ve seen her face, always smiling and earnest.  You may have noticed her occasional parrot-hued head coverings.  But I’ll bet you don’t know that the parrot motif is part of the clown persona she uses in an off-duty activity—Karen is a medical clown (more about that later!)  She’s officially the Assistant to Continue Reading »

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