These and Those

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

Archive: September 2011

2011-2012 Pardes Fellows (2 of 3)

Posted on September 11, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Let’s meet some more of this year’s Pardes Fellows!  David was born in Jerusalem, but he grew up in New Jersey, and he lived in Washington, DC for several years before coming to study at Pardes in 2009. He completed his undergraduate education at CWRU in biomedical engineering, worked for two years as an AmeriCorps Continue Reading »

2011-2012 Pardes Fellows (1 of 3)

Posted on September 9, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Let’s meet some of this year’s Pardes Fellows!  Benjamin Barer  is from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and first attended Pardes in the Fall of 2010 before completing his undergraduate studies in philosophy at UBC last Spring. Before matriculating at UBC, Ben studied at a Chofetz Chayim yeshiva for high school in Vancouver, and now at Pardes, Ben revels in the diverse Continue Reading »

Alumna Published!

Posted on July 3, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Alum Avigail Hurvitz-Prinz’s testimonial has been published in the San Diego Jewish World! You read it here first 🙂

Students Published

Posted on May 26, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Students Louis Sachs and Merissa Nathan Gerson have both been recently published! Read about their experiences at Pardes!

Why I learn Talmud

Posted on May 19, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

A Testimonial by Avigail Hurvitz-Prinz About a month ago my Talmud class did an exercise where we shared our reasons for studying Gemora. Everyone had their own reasons, and my list came up to a total of 21 reasons as wide ranging as “intellectual challenge” and “to have a sense of the Rabbinic world” or Continue Reading »

News Flash!

Posted on April 30, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

This just in! Pardes Students Avi Strausberg and Julie Aronowitz have received the Wexner Fellowship! 🙂 MAZAL TOV 🙂

Just Had Chametz

Posted on April 15, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Alum Ari Berkowicz (2009-10) made this great Pesach music video!

[Alumni Guest Post] Hametz Prayers

Posted on April 11, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Below is a guest post from 2 Pardes alumni: Rabbi Jon Kelsen & Dena Weiss are both alumni of the Pardes kollel program. Jon teaches at the Drisha Institute, and Dena teaches at Yeshivat Hadar. Together in chevruta, Jon & Dena wrote two prayers, in anticipation of bedikat / biur hametz this year. Here is their explanation. (read Continue Reading »

A Touching Moment

Posted on April 9, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Here is a photo that student Scott Roland* took of his Talmud teacher Rabbi Zvi Hirshfield putting tefilin on his son for the first time… It was a beautiful moment: *Scott is a rabbinical student at Hebrew College. He is studying in Israel this year.

Panel of Rabbinical Students at Pardes

Posted on March 22, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Happening RIGHT NOW: Panel of rabbinical students currently studying at Pardes. From Right to Left: Louis Sachs, Conservative, American Jewish University Daniel Shibley, Modern Orthodox, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Scott Roland, Post-Denominational, Hebrew College Ruhi Rubenstein, Reconstructionist, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Stefan Tiwy, Reform, Hebrew Union College Heena Reiter, Renewal, ALEPH