These and Those

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

Archive: February 2018

Bidding a Fond Farewell to Pardes

Posted on February 19, 2018 by Louise Szczerb

The following is the Dvar Torah read out by Louise Szczerb on her leaving lunch. Louise worked at Pardes for 9 years as the Communications Director. Having sat through closing lunches twice a year for nine years, plus one as a student in the summer program of 2006, you would think I would have known Continue Reading »

Tiyul Shorashim to Turkey

Posted on March 31, 2015 by Louise Szczerb

For most young and involved Jews growing up in Israel, Europe or North America a trip to Poland is a formative part of their Jewish journey. In Israel they call it a ‘Tiyul Shorashim’, a trip designed to help you discover your roots. Although many of my mother’s mother’s family were part of the 98% Continue Reading »