Membership Information:

Questions and correspondence regarding membership should be addressed to:

PARDeS - Jane West Walsh
7401 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21208


New and existing Jewish Day Schools are welcome to inquire about and apply for new PARDeS school membership at any time during the calendar year. School membership dues are pro-rated for new members accepted mid-year. Please consider the categories of Jewish day school membership listed below and contact Dr. Jane West Walsh, Executive Director by telephone at (410) 350-6962 or by e-mail at

The PARDeS School Membership year begins July 1 and concludes on June 30 of the following calendar year.

School Membership dues are invoiced and payable as of July 1 each year.

School Membership dues invoices are calculated for the 2009 - 2010 academic year as follows:
$10 per student X # of students enrolled on March 31

Full Membership

PARDeS Full Membership is open to any day school either affiliated with a congregation in good standing with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) or associated with a consortium of Reform congregations, at least one of which is presently a member in good standing of the URJ. PARDeS Full Membership day schools are encouraged to include the phrase: “A member of PARDeS, the Progressive Association of Reform Day Schools" and use the PARDeS logo on their stationery, in their bylaws, and on any other documents pertaining to their status.

Associate Membership

PARDeS Associate Membership is open to any community Jewish day school run under the auspices of a recognized board, bureau or committee of Jewish education in which Reform students and their families are given equal status with children and families from other Jewish religious movements; or, a Jewish day school in which Reform students and their families are given equal status that are affiliated with a recognized Jewish movement other than the Reform movement. In the case that a day school is associated with a former or suspended congregation of the URJ, the school is welcome to apply for Associate Membership until such time that the congregation's affiliation with the URJ is reinstated. PARDeS Associate Member schools indicate this status when using the PARDeS logo on their letterhead, in their bylaws, or on any other official day school publications.

School Membership checks are issued to: PARDeS
Mail checks with a copy of the invoice to: PARDeS c/o BHC 7401 Park Heights Ave. Baltimore, MD 21208

School Membership is also payable on-line using the PARDeS PayPal account (coming soon)

Questions? Concerns? Please call Jane (410) 350-6962 anytime!

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