These and Those

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

Tag Archives: pictures / photos


Posted on September 30, 2012 by Naomi Zaslow

When I was first applying to Pardes, (two years ago!) it took me a while to come to terms with the fact that we have no campus. Pardes is located above a Mazda dealership, on the border of the Talpiyot Industrial Zone. In my dreams, I had imagined studying gemara in some leafy quad and Continue Reading »

Who are We, a mosaic…

Posted on September 23, 2012 by Avigayle Adler

An article about me was recently published in The Jerusalem Post. Please feel free to read my story and post your comments. Check out The Open Studio: Art-ventures for Kids and Grownups to see my schedule of upcoming workshops.  

Alumni on the Israel National Trail

Posted on September 18, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Things to do in Israel after your year of study at Pardes: travel Shvil Yisra’el!

Who says art projects are for kids?!

Posted on September 18, 2012 by Laura Marder

In our busy daily lives we are programmed as adults to subdue some of our pure emotions in order to be socially acceptable. Sometimes if not addressed through meditation, prayer, alone time etc ..our pure self can be pushed so far below the surface that even we forget who it is we really are. On Continue Reading »

Truest Form

Posted on September 16, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

At the Shabbaton, Rav Elisha held a session on using part of birkot hashachar (the morning blessings) to reflect our true, ideal selves. We looked at the wording in ״הי נשמה שנתת בי טהורה היא״ and “מודה אני״ and reflected on what it meant to be recreated fresh every morning. Then, we created abstract paintings of Continue Reading »

The Original Jewish Snowflake

Posted on September 9, 2012 by Leah Kahn

Here’s the photo of the actual Jewish snowflake that I mentioned in my post:

Honor to host!

Posted on September 9, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

This past Shabbat, Joseph, my roommate, and I had the honor of hosting 10 new Pardes students at our home. We were really excited about the prospect and really went all out.  We had the most amazing evening, and even though we really tried to create a beautiful Shabbat space and atmosphere, and even ate Continue Reading »

כיסוח הדשא

Posted on August 28, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

יש לי סיפור ארוך. אבל תכין את עצמך כי יש לי הרבה קיטורים. כשנכנסנו לדירה שלנו לא היה דשא. אבל רצינו דשא. אחרי שמונה חודשים סוף סוף קיבלנו דשא. כשקיבלנו את הדשא, הייתי עם נפטי באירופה. אחרי עוד חודש כשנפטי הסתיים, הגעתי  לביתי. והדשא גדל לגובה של הברכיים שלי! אם אתה יודע משו על  כיסוח Continue Reading »

Pardes Educators Cohort 11 Graduation Photos

Posted on June 6, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

Here are pics from yesterday’s PEP graduation!Mazal Tov to Daniel, Rabbi Julie, Cheryl, Will, Sam, Esther, Joanne, Ayal, and Jessie!

Shabbat Watermelon!!

Posted on June 1, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

Shabbat shalom!