Board of Advisors Rabbi Meir Schweiger -

Rabbi Schweiger has a BA in Mathematics and Physics from City College in New York. He did his advanced Jewish studies at Yeshiva University, Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh, and Yeshivat Har Etzion, receiving ordination from Rabbi Zalman Nehemiah Goldberg of Jerusalem. Rabbi Schweiger has taught at a number of men's and women's post-college institutions in Jerusalem. He has been a full-time faculty member at Pardes since 1977, and has taught more hours and classes than any one else on the staff. Rabbi Schweiger is a dynamic and inspiring speaker, known for his keen and profound insights into the text. He has taught Bible, Mishna, Talmud, and Halacha on every level, in addition to Parshat HaShavua in both English and Hebrew. In his role as Mashgiach Ruchani (Spiritual Guide) of Pardes, he is responsible for all extra-curricular programs and activities in the one-year program. Rabbi Schweiger has been the driving force of prayer services at Pardes, has planned and participated in almost every hike and Shabbaton, and is a constant presence in the Beit Midrash. For many alumni, he is the "heart and soul" of Pardes.


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