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Pardes Program

5779 / 2018-19

Sept 3 - 17 2018 23 Elul 5778 - 8 Tishrei 5779

Mon Sept 3

Wed Sept 5

9–10:30am Dying to Live Yamim Noraim and the Urgency of Time

7:30pm Evening Lecture The Shofar, Beyond Words Finding Deeper Wholeness Aryeh Ben-David

Dr. Elliott Malamet 11am–12:30pm Memory, History and Crowning God King

Rabbi Mike Feuer

Tues Sept 4 9–10:15am Teshuva A Different Kind of Mitzvah

Rabbi Shai Finkelstein 10:30–11:45am The Expulsion of Hagar and Yishmael Rabbi Alex Israel 12–1pm Challenges to Change, and Some Strategies to Engage Them Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield

Thurs Sept 13 9am–1pm Tiyul The Service of the High Priest Shulie Mishkin

Sun Sept 16 7:30pm Evening Lecture Face to Face with God Entering the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement

Dr. Yael Ziegler

Mon Sept 17 9–10:30am Free Will and the Human Condition

Yael Leibowitz 11am–12:30pm Mercy is Not a Compromise Rabbi Mike Feuer


Thursday Sept 13, 9am–1pm, Yom Kippur Tour Service of the High Priest Visit the Temple Institute and the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount to understand the Yom Kippur liturgy




Wednesday Tours with Guide Shulie Mishkin IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF


Oct 17, 8:30am–1pm Entering the Promised Land What are the first steps that the Jewish people took in the land of Israel? We will visit Kasr al Yehud where Israel crossed the Jordan and other sites that explain the Book of Joshua. Nov 28, 8:30am–5pm Becoming a Nation Visit Har Kabir overlooking Sh’chem to understand where Israel made their national covenant. Visit Shilo, site of the Tabernacle.


Jan 2, 8:30am–2pm Canaanite Neighbors What were the challenges posed by the indigenous residents of the land? Sites: Latrun, Gezer.

Feb 6, 8:30am–2pm The Land of Judah Judah was the most powerful tribe in Israel. Visit Lachish and Hirbet Kayafa which will tell a story of cities, borders and fortresses. March 6, 10am–2pm Archaeology and Tanakh Tour the Israel Museum to discuss the question: Does archaeology verify or challenge the Bible? *Tours dependent on minimum number of participants

Oct 8 2018 - Jan 10 2019 29 Tishrei - 4 Shevat 5779 *No classes Hannukah Dec 3–10 inclusive

Monday 9–10:30am Reflections on the Siddur Making Your Prayer More Meaningful Rabbi Meir Schweiger 11am–12:30pm The Jewish Story From the Mishna to the Middle Ages Rabbi Mike Feuer

Tuesday 9–10:15am Halakha and the Challenge of Modernity Rabbi Shai Finkelstein 10:30–11:45am Sefer Yehoshua Joshua and the Conquest of Canaan Rabbi Alex Israel 12–1pm God in Our World Miracles, Messiah, the Afterlife Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield

Thursday 9–10:30am Great Modern Jewish Thinkers From Spinoza to Levinas Davina Wanderer-Kriel 11am–12:30pm *from November 22 Zot HaShira-Israel at 70 Iconic Poems of 7 Decades Dr. Rachel Korazim 1–2pm Lunch and Learn Parshat Hashavua Rabbi Michael Hattin

Evening Lectures 7:30pm Wednesday Oct 10 Book Evening: Letters to my Palestinian Neighbor Yossi Klein Halevi Wednesdays Oct 24–Nov 28 Fall Lecture Series Jewish Life, Halakha and our Changing Reality Speakers include: Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, Rabbi Leon Morris, Rabbi Rahel Berkovits

Jan 14 - April 4 2019, 8 Shevat - 28 Adar II 5779 *No class on Purim (March 21)

Monday 9–10:30am The Great Torah Commentators Rabbi Prof. Martin Lockshin 11am–12:30pm The Jewish Story From the Mishna to the Middle Ages Rabbi Mike Feuer

Tuesday 9–10:15am Shimshon A Different Type of Hero Rabbi Shai Finkelstein 10:30–11:45am Sefer Yehoshua The Challenge of Settlement Rabbi Alex Israel 12–1pm Rabbi Soloveitchik: Lonely Men, Halakhic Men and Majestic Men (& Women!) Rabbi Jeffrey Saks

Thursday 9–10:30am Talmud’s Greatest Hits Scholarly Debates and Storytelling Rabbis Rachel Weber Leshaw 11am–12:30pm *Not Jan 21-Feb 14 Derech Eretz: Building Character; Building a Society Dr. Rachel Korazim 1–2pm Lunch and Learn Parshat Hashavua Rabbi Michael Hattin

Evening Lectures 7:30pm Wednesdays Jan 9–30 The Sidney and Miriam Brettler Memorial Series Israel and the Diaspora in Ancient Times Partnership, Dialogue or Debate? Prof. Isaiah Gafni Wednesday Feb 20 Rabbinic Authority and Pushing the Envelope Gay Marriage, Female Orthodox Rabbis, and Disability Wednesday Feb 27 Sexuality and Consent Culture in the Bible and Today Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy Wednesday March 13 The Vanishing Jew A Wake-up Call from the Book of Esther Michael Eisenberg


Single class: 50 ₪ Full morning: 80 ₪

May 6 - June 6 2019 1 Iyar - 3 Sivan 5779 Details coming soon!

Fall / Spring

Single class: 50 ₪ Course (12 classes): 450 ₪


Half-day tour: 130 ₪ Full-day tour: 240 ₪

Evening Programs

Online in advance: 30 ₪ At the door: 40 ₪ Students & Masa: 20 ₪

CE Punch Card

Six classes: 265 ₪

Pardes Pass 5779

Admission to all 2018/19 evening programs: 400 nis

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The Pardes Community Education Program provides in-depth, Jewish text study on a flexible schedule. The program offers classes, lectures and tours to meet students’ interests and availability. Pardes is an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide. To register and for detailed course descriptions, visit 29 Pierre Koenig, Jerusalem | 02 673 5210 |

Pardes Community Education Program 2018-19  
Pardes Community Education Program 2018-19