These and Those

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

Tag Archives: community lunch / breakfast

Bible Raps at Pardes

Posted on April 8, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Before Purim, alum Matt Bar (Year ’07-’08, Fellow ’08-’09) of BIBLE RAPS fame visited us at Pardes (and he stayed for the Purim spiel)! We videotaped him rapping for us during community lunch: We also got to talk with him about why he tries to visit Pardes regularly, and got him to share some thoughts Continue Reading »

We Remember

Posted on March 6, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

Originally posted here: Last Wednesday, my school held its annual Yom Iyyun Shel Chesed (Day of Kindness). This special day is held in the memory of Marla Bennett and Ben Blutstein, z”l, who were killed in a suicide bombing attack in Jerusalem in 2002. Marla and Ben were both students at Pardes, pursuing their dreams Continue Reading »

Week 26: Making a Lasting Impression

Posted on March 4, 2012 by Derek Kwait

When I woke up to a snowstorm this morning, I was so happy I could dance. It wasn’t just snow, it was big-flaked, sticky snow, the kind you could make snowballs out of were there enough of it, and it looked for all the world like there would be before too long. I grabbed my Continue Reading »

2011-12 Student Giving Campaign! (The Launch!)

Posted on February 14, 2012 by Kalie

  The Poster – Let’s fill it up! Kalie & Jordan collecting donations during community lunch (18 NIS per student!)

Week 23: Planting Seeds

Posted on February 12, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) Some of my fondest Jewish childhood memories are of Tu B’Shvat. Every year in Sunday School, we at Beth Israel Center threw a huge seder, with tens of species of exotic and familiar fruits, and a student-made Hagadda. Every year I looked forward to watching the grape Continue Reading »

Help Israel combat sex traffickin​g and prostituti​on

Posted on January 23, 2012 by Rose

Dear all, At Sunday’s community lunch I mentioned a new project I was working on for Rabbi Levi Lauer’s organisation Atzum and the Task Force on Human Trafficking.   Please see below for more details and how you can help with the mere click of a button. As I am sure you are aware Israel is Continue Reading »

Goodbyes – Fall ’11

Posted on January 22, 2012 by Naomi Zaslow

The Spring semester begins today! Here are the “goodbye” videos from the last community lunch of Fall semester:                     For those who missed it, R. Landes is taking a sabbatical this semester… he’ll be back next Fall!

Week 19: Tastes of Home

Posted on January 16, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) As I end my first semester in Israel, I am surrounded by reminders of where I come from and how I got here. It started last Thursday night, when I made halushki, a Central/Eastern European dish popular in Western Pennsylvania, at my friend מיכאל’s (pronounced “Mee-kha-el”) apartment Continue Reading »

The best Hanukkah songs are in Yiddish!

Posted on December 22, 2011 by Andrea Wiese

Eating at ‘Home’

Posted on December 13, 2011 by Leah Stern

Hello Pardesians and World, I am writing to you from a small cafe in Tel Aviv.  I must confess that I was at a loss as to what to talk about in my next blog post. I was going to try to follow my theme of faces in jerusalem of my first blog post, but Continue Reading »