Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

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Program Description

The Pardes Year/Semester Program offers you the opportunity to delve deeply into Jewish ideas, texts and personal questions - empowering you to make Judaism your own. You'll come away with skills, knowledge and inspiration under your belt, a lifelong community of passionate peers and mentors, and the life-changing experience of living and learning in vibrant, fascinating Jerusalem.

 

Open to university graduates and attracting a diverse cohort, the Year/Semester Program combines classic Jewish text study with the exploration of ethical, spiritual, philosophical, legal and societal issues facing the Jewish people today. Students leave Pardes with refined critical thinking, improved communication and interpersonal skills, and more nuanced and sensitive perspectives on Judaism, Israel and their own role in the world.

 

Students participate in seminar-style classes and havruta (partner study), and create a tailored program to reflect their interests.

 

Click here to meet current and former Pardes students.

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Highlights

Classes include Talmud, Bible, Jewish Philosophy, Gender and Sexuality, and more, including the following Specialty Tracks:


-Social Justice

-Self, Soul & Text

-Judaism & Conflict Resolution

-Ikarim (Essentials)

 

Pardes also offers training for current and future Jewish experiential educators and classroom teachers, including graduate degree and certificate options: www.pardes.org.il/pcje

 

For a taste of dynamic community life at Pardes, click here.

 

In addition to opportunities to explore Israel, Pardes offers international travel opportunities, including organized trips to Germany and Turkey.

 

For more information, contact:


North America
Jenna King Brill (Pardes '12-'13)
Assistant Director of Recruitment, North America
(212) 447-4333
jenna@pardes.org
 
Israel & International
Erika Dahan
Associate Director of Recruitment, Israel
+972 2 673 5210 (ext 230)
erika@pardes.org.il

 
 

Yeshivat Darche Noam/ Shapell's

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Program Description

Maximize your time devoted to Jewish learning in Israel. Be part of a group of university-educated and professional men committed to lifelong Jewish intellectual, spiritual, and personal growth. Designed for motivated men from around the world, Yeshivat Darche Noam provides its students with expert instruction in classical Jewish literature along with responsible guidance in the area of spiritual growth. Our programs cater to adults committed to making Judaism the center of their lives.
 
You will strengthen your appreciation for the broad spectrum of Torah perspectives by studying the texts upon which these approaches are based. You will form close ties with a diverse and multifaceted faculty, and visit with families representing a range of Torah lifestyles. An approach based on mutual respect and tolerance will make you an advocate for Ahavat Yisrael.
 
Students who receive approval to not live in the dormitory and live off campus  receive a $4,000 per year discount or $2,000 per half-year discount (The discount is prorated for the amount of time in the program).
 

Israel Government Fellows

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Program Description

Israel Government Fellows is a Menachem Begin Heritage Center initiative in affiliation with Masa Israel. The program is endorsed by the Office of the Prime Minister and offers outstanding and highly motivated young Jewish leaders an experience at the heart of the Israeli government. Alongside internships in government offices or policy and diplomacy organizations, the program provides educational seminars, Hebrew language instruction and tours around the country. It is the only existing program of its kind for non-Israelis and is available for young Jews aged 22-30 with at least a first degree. The program’s duration is ten months and is based in Jerusalem. As well as working closely with government officials, prominent thinkers or social activists, participants will attend weekly seminars and travel throughout the country. They will meet with Israeli officials, policy makers, journalists, and a wide range of public figures; as well as exploring their own connection to Israel, Zionism and the Jewish people. The program provides Fellows with invaluable work experience and leadership development.

It is a unique opportunity for aspiring Jewish leaders to develop their talents while contributing to Israeli politics and society, learning about Israeli history and culture, and strengthening their connection with the Jewish state.

 

The cost of the program is $11,000 but every participant is eligible for an automatic grant from the Begin Center of $2,000.
Fellows will have the opportunity to arrange their own accommodation in Jerusalem – or in Tel Aviv for the few cases of Fellows interning there.
Alternatively, we can reserve a room for them at the Student Village of the Hebrew University in the French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem. They can either:
Stay there for just two months (Sep-Oct), while they look for an apartment here. 
OR
Remain at the Student Village for the full ten months of the program. 
The estimated cost of renting a room at the Student Village will be 2,400 NIS a month (approx. $600).
 

 

For more information, contact:

(p): 972 2-565-2027
(f): 972 2-565-2010

 

Julia Kingsdale
Emily Shelton
MITF - Masa Tlalim, 2011-2012
Suzanne Arian
Chris Harty
2011-2012

Our Impact

My Ongoing Transformation

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By Jenna Neulander, Yahel Social Change Program
 
A year ago, I never saw myself here doing what I am doing today. I pretty much "fell into" this program. As I sat in the living room of my parents house I felt like I was on the verge of becoming a complete failure. I had just graduated from college with no steady job waiting or Ivy League graduate programs begging me to apply.
 
 

Hebrew University LL.M Program

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Program Description

The International LL.M. Program is dedicated to the fields of International Law and Human Rights as well as International Business Law and Intellectual Property; two fields in which the HU Law Faculty has long been known for its academic excellence.

 

For the LLM in Human Rights & International Law:

 

The program offers students a rich variety of specialized courses in the main fields of international law – international organizations, conflict resolution, the laws of war, immigration law, international criminal law etc. – and in key areas of human rights law – including multiculturalism, human rights and counter-terrorism and transitional justice. Delivered by a strong faculty, comprised of past and present legal advisors to international organizations, members of international expert bodies, government and NGO lawyers and leading academics from Israel and abroad (including Prof. Malcolm Shaw – author of the world’s leading text book in international law) – and situated in Jerusalem, a city with a rich history of peace and conflict – the program offers a unique experience to would be academics, lawyers and employees in the governmental and non-governmental sector

 

For the LLM in International Business Law & Intellectual Property:

 

The program offers students an introduction into the legal infrastructure of global transactions and business. Situated in Israel – the ‘start up nation’ – and drawing from the rich experience of academics and practitioners from Israel and abroad, the program contains courses, seminars, workshops and internship opportunities in fields such as anti-trust, investment law, trade, global financial regulation, patents etc. It provides students with both practical and academic tools to provide legal services in a globalized knowledge-based economy.

 

The program offers more than 40 academic courses with top legal experts from Israel, Europe and North America on a variety of topics.

 

For more information, contact: