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About Pardess

About Pardess

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About Pardess

Welcome to Pardess Center for Jewish Life!

Pardess is committed to creating a vibrant Jewish community, where people of all backgrounds can share and grow. Our non-judgmental approach encourages a diverse range of members, with the uniqueness of each individual contributing to the beauty of our Pardess (orchard).

Pardess is an affiliate of the global Chabad-Lubavitch outreach network and is inspired by the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

The Name

The Hebrew word “Pardess” literally means “orchard,” and is an acronym for four levels of interpreting the Torah: Pshat, Remez, Drush, Sod.

Pshat is the simple, literal meaning of the text;
Remez (allusion) includes explanations based on hints in the text, such as acronyms and numerical values of the Hebrew letters;
Drush (or Midrash) refers to the homiletic interpretation;
Sod (secret) is the esoteric, mystical dimension of the Torah, namely Kabbalah.

Pardess provides the opportunity to gain from the Torah’s teachings and traditions at whatever level the participant is comfortable. Jewish individuals and families of any background can explore their heritage in a non-judgmental and warm environment. It is the uniqueness of every individual that makes the orchard beautiful—and our community complete.

Serving Jewish Life in: Beacon, Fishkill, Wappingers Falls, Hopewell Junction, Holmes, Stormville, Pouqhquag, LaGrange and Pawling

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