These and Those

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

Tag Archives: Modern Orthodox Judaism

[Student Profile] Aileen Heinberg

Posted on November 14, 2012 by David Bogomolny

Aileen Heinberg grew up in a Modern Orthodox community in Brooklyn, NY, and graduated from the Yeshiva of Flatbush, which she‚Äôd attended since kindergarten; Torah learning was so woven into the fabric of her environment that she came to take it for granted. Nevertheless, the young woman eventually grew to appreciate Jewish learning as a Continue Reading »

Redefining Rebbetzin

Posted on October 6, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This is worth a read. We’d be totally remiss not to mention that Dustin Gutierrez’s (Year Program ’12-’13) wife Melissa is an avid blogger in the Jewish Blogosphere! She writes from the perspective of a modern-minded, traditional Jewish woman. It’s a really great blog ūüôā

[Student Profile] From 19 to 91

Posted on August 3, 2012 by Vicki Raun

Pardes Summer Program students Annabelle Jaffe, almost 91, and Jacqueline Cohen, almost 19, are decades apart in age and live in different parts of the globe. But they both brought to Pardes lifelong involvement with their local Jewish communities and will leave Pardes with renewed commitments to Jewish life in their hometowns. Annabelle Jaffe is Continue Reading »

[Student Profile] Stu Jacobs

Posted on February 21, 2012 by David Bogomolny

“I’m very adamant about a pluralistic model of Jewish practice.” -Stu Jacobs In 5th grade, a teacher inspired Stu Jacobs to explore and gradually start keeping more mitzvot, and throughout his youth the young man strived to connect to and practice a new mitzvah every single year. His teacher had said that ‘he didn’t have Continue Reading »

[Student Profile] Naomi Zaslow

Posted on November 20, 2011 by Barer

Naomi grew up in a Modern Orthodox community in South Miami, where her family helped found a Young Israel. She was immersed in Judaism from a young age¬† – shul, day school, day camp – but rarely in a community as diverse as Pardes. It is in a Modern Orthodox community that Naomi feels most Continue Reading »

Uniforms

Posted on October 24, 2011 by Shibley

I would venture a guess that the majority of jobs throughout the world have some sort of uniform. Whether said uniform is mandated by the employer, it is simply practical, or it becomes a matter of identity, the fact is that such a uniform exists in most cases. Israel is no different in this regard; Continue Reading »

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

[Student Profile] Samahra Zatzman

Posted on March 1, 2011 by David Bogomolny

Samahra¬†(Spring ’11) first found the words to describe her¬†passion for ‘bridging communities’ as a¬†York University student upon receiving the annual ‘Partnership and Outreach’ award from UJA and Hillel of Greater Toronto for activism as Hillel¬†‘Tzedek’ Chair. After¬†completing her B.A. Honors in theater¬†and B.Ed. in education, Samahra continued to pursue cross-cultural education as the Education and Continue Reading »

[Student Profile] Natalie Mittelman

Posted on February 18, 2011 by David Bogomolny

Natalie (above, right) and her sister Sharyn (above, left) from Melbourne, Australia¬†arrived at Pardes¬†in¬†September, knowing they would only be able to join us for one semester.¬†Natalie (Nat)¬†informed These&Those that the Australian summer holiday is¬†in December and January, and¬†the academic year runs from February through November. This explains¬†her plans to return¬†home next week¬†to¬†continue her professional studies. Continue Reading »

[Student Profile] Ronit Rapoport

Posted on January 18, 2011 by David Bogomolny

Ronit Rapoport (Fall ’10) first found herself at¬†Pardes when she was sixteen years old;¬†she was living in Jerusalem while her parents were studying in the Pardes Summer Program (Summer ’06). Two years later, Ronit returned to Pardes¬†while¬†visiting her sister Sophie who was studying in the Pardes Educators Program¬†(Educators ’09). In 2008 she began college at Continue Reading »