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Pardes Learning Seminar 2023: We Are The Stories We Tell

June 25 - June 29

Join us for the Pardes Learning Seminar, Summer 2023!

The Pardes Learning Seminar brings together community leaders, professionals and lifelong learners, who wish to study classical Jewish sources either online or within the landscape of Israel. Participants grapple with ancient texts and current issues, visit historical sites (either in person or virtually) and learn from the best educators in Israel.

The theme for this Seminar is: We Are The Stories We Tell.

The epic narrative of the Jewish people is the foundation of the Tanakh (Bible). Its stories are ours to own, tell, retell, embrace, reject, interpret, reinterpret and pass on. They are the collective memory of unlikely survival that binds us to one another.

Why is storytelling important? Can our narratives coexist with opposing narratives? What about stories that cause discomfort and pain? How do we fulfill a responsibility to pass them on? In celebration of Pardes’s Jubilee year, we will explore how stories help us
understand who we are.



June 25
June 29
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Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies


Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
29 Pierre Koenig
Jerusalem, IL
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