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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Our Impact

What a Difference a Year Makes: Masa Israel Journey is Changing the Way Young Jews View Israel

What a Difference a Year Makes: Masa Israel Journey is Changing the Way Young Jews View Israel

What a Difference a Year Makes: Masa Israel Journey is Changing the Way Young Jews View Israel

January 1, 2012

Masa helps students strengthen their Jewish identity and develop a lifelong love of Israel.
While a good percentage of Orthodox high school graduates flock to the Holy Land each fall, there are tens of thousands more who don’t even care to go.
 
Masa Israel Journey is helping to change that.
 
“I didn’t see much value in spending a year in Israel,” says Sarah Alt, eighteen, who attended public high school in Buffalo, New York. “I figured it was just a year to hang out.” She planned instead to study music at Buffalo State University. Alt was involved with NCSY, the Orthodox Union’s phenomenally successful youth movement. NCSY advisors in her region convinced her that the year in Israel was something definitely worth her time.
 
Although still wary, she went, thanks to the support she received from Masa Israel Journey. “I was so nervous getting on the plane,” she says. “I was like—what am I doing? I don’t like learning!” After her year at Machon Maayan, she changed her tune. “I just loved seeing the country,” she says. “I gained a great love for learning, for Israel, for my fellow Jew, and for what it means to be a Jew.”
 
 

Yeshivat Aderes HaTorah

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Program Description

Yeshiva Aderes Hatorah was founded by Rabbi Senter on the belief that every student with a desire to excel in his learning deserves the attention and support needed to truly do so.
 
At the center of our educational philosophy is the conviction that an individual must be guided in a way that is uniquely tailored to his particular disposition and needs. The yeshiva focuses on working with each individual as a whole. This includes helping them achieve in their studies, ensuring that their physical needs are met, and facilitating an overall sense of happiness and confidence within each and every student.
 
The yeshiva campus is located in Jerusalem in beautiful new facilities. The campus contains a Beis Medrash, kitchen, dining room, dorm rooms, an exercise room, and a computer room. There is an extremely close connection between the faculty and student bodies. This is enabled by a large number of staff on hand, as well as the limited amount of students per class.
 
There is an importance placed on extracurricular activities as well. School trips, barbeques, and ball playing are all part of the experience. At the end of the semester, the Yeshiva travels to different European destinations for what always turns out to be an incredible learning experience. These activities are used to rejuvenate the spirit, as well as to create a feeling of unity among students and staff alike.
 
The Rosh yeshiva places an emphasis on the students continued connection with the Yeshiva. He is in constant contact with the alumni who have returned to the United States by email and phone, as well as group and personal meetings when he is in the States. The students continued growth even after they have left the yeshiva is extremely important to him. The learning experience in Yeshiva Aderes Hatorah is never over.
 

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A New Year, A New Community

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By Chris Khoury, Michigan State University student, studying abroad at the Rothberg International School – Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 
Rosh Hashanah. The new year. This was the first time that I observed the holiday, and being in Jerusalem made it all the more incredible. The holiday was eerily appropriate, coinciding with the start of my year-long study abroad in Jerusalem—truly the start of very new year for me.
 

American students bring Thanksgiving's message of coexistence to the Middle East

American students bring Thanksgiving's message of coexistence to the Middle East

November 21, 2011

This Thanksgiving, holiday traditions and messages are going farther than the family dinner table. 
In fact, they are going all the way to the Middle East as American young adults spending time abroad will be spreading the message of coexistence throughout diverse communities by recreating the Thanksgiving feast from their childhood. 
 
Masa Israel Journey, a project of the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Israeli Government, sends more than 6,000 young Americans to Israel each year to study, intern, and volunteer, as well as spread a peaceful and harmonious message. Diverse groups of people such as Arabs, Israeli Jews, Palestinians, Europeans, and American peers are all positively affected by the introduction and blending of Thanksgiving traditions.