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Rabbi David Pardo received his BA from UCLA and smikha from Yeshiva University, with supplementary education from the Isralight Institute and the CJF. A native Angelino, Rabbi Pardo realized as an undergrad that working on college campus was the place to be, and JLIC was the greatest way to do it. Till now, he’s lived in different corners of the world, working with different populations of young adults to build supercharged Jewish communities.
Rabbi Pardo loves learning meaningful things, hocking about interesting things, eating (and making) really spicy things, biking, fine tea brewing, and parenting with his awesome wife Ariel.
Ariel Pardo was born and bred in sunny Los Angeles. She attended YULA for high school and UCLA for college. After graduating cum laude with a degree in anthropology, she went to Nishmat’s Alisa Flatow program for post-college students. While on YU’s Gruss Campus in Israel, Ariel completed a certificate program from Machon Puah’s Women’s Health Training, learned Hilkhot Taharat Mishpacha under the guidance of Yoetzet Leora Bednarsh. and completed extended studies in YU’s Midrashiya program. She met her husband at UCLA while doing a bunch of JLIC programs together, and has traveled the globe in search of great tea (and Jewish things too).
Ariel’s hobbies include learning Tanakh, seeing American musicals, drinking fine tea, chilling out with students, and adoring her two daughters.
Rabbi David and Ariel are the proud parents of Haviva, who is almost three years old, and Tiferet, who is 7 months old. Haviva is spunky and sweet all at the same time. She has been picking out matching clothing for all family members since the age of 11 months, and wants you to know that she’s not a baby, she’s a big girl. Tiffy is sweet, spunky, not so picky about her clothes, and according to Haviva, “she’s a baby!”
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