These and Those

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

Tag Archives: raising money / fundraising

Pesach Mitzvah re: Ugandan Jews!

Posted on March 6, 2013 by Rachel Rosenbluth

Hello Pardes Friends! I’m writing to you guys in preparation for the Passover Seder, to present an opportunity for doing a really special mitzvah, and to share a unique Pesach experience that I had in East Africa. Two years ago, I had a far-from-trypical pesach seder. It took place far away, in a remote and Continue Reading »


Posted on November 30, 2012 by Derek Kwait

My current ‘stache ranks somewhere between Burt Reynolds and what our Dean Dr. Bernstein will look like if we raise $1800 between now and Hanukkah.                       ? IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO SUPPORT THE CAUSE!

Ever want to see our esteemed Dean David Bernstein with a mustache?

Posted on November 28, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Well, how much would you donate to great causes to see it happen? In honor of mens’ health, Pardes students throughout the month of November have been grooming themselves with super classy and in some cases, rather creepy mustaches for the Livestrong Foundation and Movember. David has agreed to join the cause! Here’s the challenge…if Continue Reading »


Posted on November 16, 2012 by Derek Kwait

My current ‘stache ranks somewhere between the late Walter Cronkite and (l’havdil) John Stossel:           SUPPORT THE CAUSE!!!  


Posted on November 9, 2012 by Derek Kwait

My current ‘stache ranks somewhere between Grover’s perpetually disappointed customer Mr. Johnson and Gomez Addams:               SUPPORT THE CAUSE!!! Conversation of the Movember so far: MAN 1: I wish I could grow a mustache. WOMAN 1: Just close your eyes and concentrate! [they try it.] MAN 1: I don’t Continue Reading »

Beautiful Jerusalem

Posted on November 5, 2012 by Heather Kantrowitz

Originally posted on my blog: Since I’ve mostly been settling into a normal routine of class, class, eat, class, class, eat, shabbat (eat, pray, eat, pray), class… etc, I thought I would do a different kind of post. By the time I get home at night, I’m usually completely wiped out and ready to relax Continue Reading »

Stress, Self-Reflection, and Beard Shaving

Posted on November 3, 2012 by Stuart Matan Lithwick

As posted on Hello everyone! Shmatan here again. As always, here is the cat count as it stands on November 2, 2012 Drumroll please….. 64 Yes, these are 64 unique cats that I have observed, while walking around the beautiful city of Jerusalem. I have not discriminated based upon beauty, fur colour, size, or Continue Reading »

We Can Fly Together

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

Touching video from the One Family Fund right down the street from Pardes in Katamon to support families of terror victims.

My Documentary: Finding Israel

Posted on May 13, 2012 by Joseph Shamash

When I‘m not busy studying Torah at Pardes, this is what I‘m working on! Check out the website for our documentary project, and check out our promotional video:

The Disability Community in Israel

Posted on April 3, 2012 by J. Belasco

Most people who know me know that I am active in the field of disability rights.  While it has taken me a while to connect to a disability community here in Jerusalem, I have recently begun to do so through the Jerusalem Center for Independent Living (מרכז לחיים עצמאיים), which is located in a decently-sized, Continue Reading »