Chai Israel

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Program Description

Chai Israel is designed for students who are interested in learning and growing in Israel but are looking for a more diverse Israel experience than a full time yeshiva. Their unique gap-year experience combines thought provoking classes, volunteering, touring, exciting excursions, Israeli culture and meaningful experiences—in  a  comfortable Jewish atmosphere. The program was created for post high school students who have decided to spend a semester or year in Israel discovering their heritage, their religion, their land and themselves. 
 
With the guidance of our professional educators and world renowned Rabbis, Chai Israel students can develop a life-long path that will enable them to intertwine modern society with traditional Jewish living. Chai Israel’s weekly schedule and academic curriculum caters to the diverse interests of nowadays teenagers. From paintball to basketball and from history to mysticism - Chai Israel students experience it all!
 
Chai Israel is a division of The Derech Institute of Ohr Somayach Tannenbaum College, internationally recognized for its excellence in Jewish education for over 30 years. As a program of Ohr Somayach, Chai Israel is recognized as an accredited institution of higher learning by the U.S. Department of Education and Religion. Chai Israel students who fulfill their course requirements will receive up to 36 credits issued by Ohr Somayach Tannenbaum College towards their college transcript. 
 

For more information, contact:

US or Canada: 1-416-800-0206
Israel: 052-801-6721

 

 

Midreshet Yeud - French Program

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Program Description

A classic midrasha option, Midreshet Yeud offers courses in Jewish thought, ulpan, psychometric exam prepatation, excursions throughout country, and Shabbatot all in a relaxing environment. 
 
Participants also have the option of participating in Sherut Leumi volunteering two days per week.
 

For more information, please contact:

 

Eva Abitbol
+972547232095
 
 

Midreshet Yeud

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Program Description

Are you a mature, focused, self-motivated young woman with a centrist Jewish Hashkafa? Are you also looking for an exciting, meaningful year of spiritual growth through in-depth Torah study, while integrating with blending advanced Jewish studies with Sherut Leumi volunteer service?
 
At Midreshet Yeud, you will live, learn, dine and tour the land together with Israeli students. The Overseas Program is designed for girls coming for their gap year between high school and university. It blends daily Torah study with Sherut Leumi community service.
 

For more information, contact:

Rav Hillel Van-Leeuwen
(p) 972-52-686-8666
 

Nishmat's Alisa Flatow International Program

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Program Description

Nishmat's Alisa Flatow International program offers a unique opportunity for English-speaking women of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities to study Jewish texts in a warm and intellectually stimulating environment. 

Nishmat’s hands-on approach to Torah study teaches women skills to understand and analyze classic texts, and to reflect on how they inform modern Jewish thought and practice. We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes, allowing each student to grow in their Torah learning.

The Alisa Flatow Program prides itself on its diverse student body, exceptional and devoted scholars and Rabbis, and the opportunity to study Torah in the larger context of a bustling Beit Midrash with a variety of learners.

Courses such as Tanach (Bible), Halacha (Jewish Law), Talmud, Ethics and Jewish Philosophy, place emphasis on learning with a partner; students are encouraged to explore difficult questions and to hone their text skills.

Our warm and supportive faculty is available in and out of the classroom, taking time to help students in their personal development and spiritual growth. Faculty members and Nishmat alumnae across Israel open their homes to students for Shabbat and Chagim.

In addition to formal classes, we offer a full extra-curricular program, including volunteer placement in the local community and organized trips to nature and historical sites throughout Israel.

Nishmat's English speakers bring their varied educational and professional experience to form their own supportive community of women growing in Judaism. At the same time, they are part of the larger Israeli Nishmat community, sharing Shabbatonim and holidays together in their home away from home.

 

For more information, contact:

Sharon Schamroth study@nishmat.net

info@nishmat.net

Phone: +972 (0) 2 640.4342

www.nishmat.net

 

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

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Program Description

Pardes is an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide. Students encounter and grapple with classic texts and traditions of Judaism, while exploring their relevance to today’s most pressing issues. Pardes empowers students with the knowledge and tools to take ownership of their Jewish experience.
 
Diversity is at the core of Pardes and students represent a broad spectrum of the Jewish world. The result is a vibrant community constantly engaged in honest, dynamic and constructive debate leading to serious personal reflection and growth.
 
Our renowned faculty members affiliate with a range of communities. While the vast majority live their lives in accordance with halakha (Jewish law), they differ from one another in their philosophical, spiritual and practical approaches to Judaism. Through relationships with faculty, the community and Jewish texts, students leave Pardes with refined critical thinking, improved communication and interpersonal skills and more nuanced and sensitive perspectives.
 
The Pardes Year/Semester Program offers a rich framework for students seeking to delve deeply into classic Jewish texts, contemporary Jewish ideas and personal Jewish identity. Seminar-style classes and havruta (partner) study are complemented by trips around Israel, Shabbat and holiday experiences, social action projects, and guest speakers representing a range of voices.
 

Highlights

Classes include Talmud, Bible, Jewish Philosophy, Modern Jewish History, and more, including the following Specialty Tracks:
 
-Social Justice
-Self, Soul & Text
-Judaism & Conflict Resolution
-Jewish Educators Track
 
 

For more information, contact:


North America
Jenna King Brill (Pardes '12-'13)
Assistant Director of Recruitment, North America
(212) 447-4333
jenna@pardes.org
 
Israel & Abroad
Kalie Kelman (Pardes '10-'12)
Assistant Director of Recruitment, Israel
+972 2 673 5210 (ext 230)
kalie@pardes.org.il
 
 

Yeshivat Lev HaTorah

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Program Description

Yeshivat Lev HaTorah is a full-time Torah learning program. Our mission is to nurture inspired, confident, well-rounded bnei Torah with the skills to learn independently, while simultaneously developing a deep devotion to Eretz Yisrael, Medinat Yisrael, and the entire Jewish community.
 
For a well-rounded Jewish life, study of Talmud is not enough.  A deep understanding of Judaism requires a global study that begins with Tanach and includes the wisdom of the Jewish philosophers and the halachic decisions of recent rabbinic authorities. As a complement to our intensive, skills-oriented Talmud curriculum, students take in-depth high-level classes in Tanach, Jewish Philosophy, Practical Halacha, Religious Zionism, and Tefila. In each class, teachers expose their students to a wide range of opinions and perspectives - encouraging students to recognize the validity of multiple approaches. The positive, all encompassing atmosphere at Lev HaTorah encourages students to think deeply about their beliefs and intuitions without scorning those that disagree with them. The well-rounded curriculum leads to refined, thoughtful, and open-minded students.  The ability to study independently and think creatively about Torah texts enables students to make learning a lifetime pursuit. To this end, we focus our curriculum on the building of strong textual and conceptual skills.
 
With the guidance of our staff, our students plan and implement community service projects  - giving them the experience and insight to continue serving the community effectively for the rest of their lives. Learning Hebrew, touring the land, and interacting with the people of Israel engage talmidim as 'citizens of Israel' throughout their year of study.

 

 

Yeshivat Darche Noam/ Shapell's

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Program Description

Maximize your time devoted to Jewish learning in Israel. Be part of a group of university-educated and professional men committed to lifelong Jewish intellectual, spiritual, and personal growth. Designed for motivated men from around the world, Yeshivat Darche Noam provides its students with expert instruction in classical Jewish literature along with responsible guidance in the area of spiritual growth. Our programs cater to adults committed to making Judaism the center of their lives.
 
You will strengthen your appreciation for the broad spectrum of Torah perspectives by studying the texts upon which these approaches are based. You will form close ties with a diverse and multifaceted faculty, and visit with families representing a range of Torah lifestyles. An approach based on mutual respect and tolerance will make you an advocate for Ahavat Yisrael.
 

Yeshivat Ohr Yerushalayim

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Program Description

Ohr Yerushalayim is a Beit Midrash program for students from the United States and other Anglo-Saxon countries who wish to spend a year or more of intensive study in Israel.  It is located on Moshav Beit Meir, a religious moshav situated in the Judean hills, about 9 miles from Jerusalem off the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway.  
 
Its goal is to emphasize the primacy of high level Torah study and love of Klal Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael. The primary objective of Yeshivat Ohr Yerushalayim is to provide its students with a highly intensive learning atmosphere in combination with very personalized instruction. The emphasis of study at Ohr Yerushalayim is on the acquisition of the requisite learning skills for proper independent study.  
 
A deep-rooted love of Eretz Yisrael is developed via a number of tiyulim, Shabbatonim and field trips throughout the country, plus contact with the moshav adjoining the yeshiva.

 

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