Benny Rishty
2009-2010

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Mayanot Institute-Women's Program

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Program Description

The Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies Women’s Program offers a warm, nurturing environment in which to learn, as well as an atmosphere where discussion and questioning are encouraged. The program enables you to participate in one-on-one study to maximize your knowledge, and provides you with the tools to study independently. 
 
The Women’s Program offers the Judaic Studies Program, a discussion-based track, which is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of Hebrew or textual study, who wish to study Torah and different schools of thought within Judaism.  Yeshiva 1 and Yeshiva 2 Programs are offered for students who have a background in Hebrew and wish to develop, or progress in, textual learning skills.
 
In addition to the unparalleled experience of being in Israel, you will meet and learn with fellow students from around the world. The Program is situated in the beautiful neighborhood of Katamon, a central location which is walking distance to the trendy German Colony and close to the city centre.  
 
Explore your roots, culture and traditions within a true Israeli and Jewish context.
 

Director of Admissions:

Schneur Weinberg

sw@mayanot.edu

C: +972 54 3606 827

W: 212-980-3414 X 508

 

 

Mayanot Institute-Men's Program

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Program Description

The Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies Men’s Program offers a unique atmosphere in which to learn, combining authentic textual learning with a warm, inviting environment where discussion and questioning are encouraged. The Mayanot eight-level Talmud program enables you to participate in one-on-one study, to maximize your knowledge, and provide you with the tools to study independently.
 
In addition to the unparalleled experience of being in Israel, you will be exposed to fellow students from around the world, immersing yourself in Torah study and different schools of thought within Judaism.  NO BACKGROUND IN HEBREW OR TEXTUAL STUDY IS REQUIRED. 
 
Explore your roots, culture and traditions within a true Israeli and Jewish context.
 

Director of Admissions:

 
Schneur Weinberg

sw@mayanot.edu

C: +972 54 3606 827

W: 212-980-3414 X 508

 
 

Schechter Beit Midrash for Overseas Rabbinical Students

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Program Description

The Overseas Beit Midrash at the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary, affiliated with the Conservative/Masorti movement, is a full-time academic program combining Jewish and Israeli experiences based on a pluralistic and egalitarian approach. It is open to rabbinical students from all streams of Judaism, as well as college graduates interested in a high-level Judaic studies program. The Beit Midrash offers guidance for students embarking on a spiritual quest to explore the texts of Bible, Talmud, Halacha and Midrash.
 
You will learn in small classes alongside students from Israel and around the world, creating an atmosphere which is both Israeli and international. The program requires a high Hebrew level since all classes are conducted in Hebrew. You may also take advantage of M.A. courses on a wide variety of topics in Jewish studies at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. The Schechter Institute is an accredited institution of higher learning and credits may be transferred to other schools.
 

Aardvark Israel - Selah

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Program Description

SELAH – the Aardvark Israel Jewish Enrichment track is based on the biblical word Selah, meaning "stop and listen" or "pause and think about that,” which is the theme of our unique and intensive Jewish educational track.
 
The Selah track is a nine month long, non-coercive, co-ed program aimed for people who want to explore their Jewish identity in an open and inspiring environment.  This is an opportunity, as young adults living away from home, to take a moment and think about what it means for you to be Jewish.
 
Living in two of the most exciting cities in the world, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, participants in the Selah track will have a variety of opportunities to build a strong connection with Israel and further develop their understanding of Judaism.  The Selah staff consists of highly gifted rabbis and educators, and the curriculum includes diving for Techelet, making shofarot, doing Kaparot with live chickens, visiting a mikvah, and a myriad of other unique experiences. Through studies, Shabbatonim, special volunteering projects, and interactions with Israelis, students will continue to be inspired throughout the year.
 
The Selah program mission is to develop a cadre of creative, young Jewish leaders inspired by Torah Lishmah, motivated by a love of the Jewish People, and enthused by the rebirth of Medinat YisraelThe Selah track supplements the exciting and popular Aardvark Israel Gap Year program with a rich educational Jewish enrichment program.
 
Please refer to the Aardvark Israel website for complete list of prices.

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Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

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Program Description

Hebrew Union College requires students to spend the first year of their studies in Israel for the establishment of lifelong ties vital to sustaining the living bonds between the North American and Israeli communities. The Year-in-Israel program imbues rabbinical, cantorial and Jewish education students with a spirit of partnership that they take home with them to complete their studies in North America and Europe, and fosters a shared sense of responsibility that transcends geography to assert the overarching unity of the Jewish people.
 
The curriculum encompasses Hebrew language immersion, foundational textual skills, Israel studies, community building, and both spiritual and professional development. Utilizing Israel itself as a classroom, the students explore Israeli culture, the history of Zionism and the social and political challenges in Israel, and participate in community service projects.
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