Pninim Seminary

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Program Description

P'ninim Seminary offers stimulating classes with a focus on hashkafa and machshava. They delve into familiar elements in Yiddishkeit and learn them in a way that is barely touched upon in high school by combining traditional textual learning such as Chumash, Navi, Medrash and weekly parsha with thought-provoking haskafa and practical application. 
 
P'ninim provides the intellectual seminary challenge while inspiring students to appreciate anew that which they have always learned from their parents and teachers. 
 

Yeshivat Sha'arei Mevaseret Zion

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Program Description

YSMZ is a traditional Yeshiva for high school graduates, emphasizing Talmud and an innovative variety of other Judaic studies. Our close proximity to Yerushalayim affords us all of the advantages of the holy city while living on a campus in the beautiful suburb of Mevaseret Zion. Our program is tailored to the specific needs of each Talmid so that each Talmid comes to us with unique interests, skills and talents, and gleans from Mevaseret personal growth, increased knowledge and the ability to learn independently – all at his own level and pace. Shiurim are offered in Hebrew and in English. All classes are small and offer great personal attention.
 
Our Rebbeim make a point of knowing each student personally and are not merely teachers for a year; rather, they become chaverim for life. Our Rebbeim are themselves inspiring role models and give of their time to the students both inside and outside the Beit Midrash, and beyond the year in Israel. Tiyulim and Shabbatonim emphasize our religious, historical and cultural connection to ancient and modern Israel. The Meretz Kollel – Rabbinical Teachers Institute of Mevaseret Zion shares our Beit Midrash. This institute is comprised of Israeli young men who have chosen to devote four years to intensive Torah study after completing their Hesder service (five years combining Torah study with IDF military service). Chavrutot (daily private sessions of learning and discussion) with members of the Meretz Kollel give our students exposure to Israeli society.

Learning at Pardes

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By Zach Margulies, Pardes
 
After my first month at Pardes, I started getting into the routine of classes, and developed a pretty good sense of how the rest of the year would look.
 
They way we learn here is very different from the way we learn in college; in college, classes meet two or three times a week for an hour at a time, and the bulk of the work is done at home, alone.
 
 

Machon Shoshanat Yerushalayim

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Program Description

Machon Shoshanat Yerushalayim is designed for the personal growth of Lubavitch girls through the teaching of yiddishe-chassidishe values. Its educational approach offers a program of solid learning that develops vital study skills and broadens one’s personal horizons in a very warm, chassidishe setting.
 
Its Limudei Kodesh program, which includes both Nigle and Chassidus, will enable you to learn texts with familiarity and ease. You will participate in a wide variety of discussions, on topics ranging from personal change and relationships to Shidduchim and Hashkafos on Taharas Hamishpacha. You will also spend one afternoon a week volunteering.
 

Yeshivat Har Etzion - Dr Wiliam Major Overseas Students Program

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Program Description

Yeshivat Har Etzion is one of the largest Hesder Yeshivot in Israel, where students combine their army service with advanced Yeshiva study in a five-year program. In addition to the Israeli students, more than 120 students from overseas come for a year or two after high school to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the Yeshiva, thriving on the warm camaraderie and open, challenging approach to learning. Students come from North America, England, France, South Africa, Switzerland, Australia and other countries.
 
Many return to the Yeshiva after university for further study, preparing to become community leaders, rabbis and Jewish educators through the Yeshiva's Kollel and its affiliated Herzog College.
 

Bnei Akiva - Torani

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Program Description

Torani is intended for young adults wishing to devote a year to serious Torah study in Israel, whilst enjoying being part of the Bnei Akiva framework. The majority of the year is spent in yeshiva or midrasha, with Bnei Akiva running seminars, Shabbatonim and an advanced leadership course to allow participants to maximise their year, experience the length and breadth of Israel and return equipped with the tools to be a leader in Bnei Akiva UK.

Applicants can choose between Yeshivat Hakotel, Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi and Yeshivat Meir Harel Modiin (boys) and Midreshet Harova and Midreshet Yeud (girls).

 

For more information, contact:

Michael Rainsbury

michael@bneiakiva.net

+972-526000169

 

Yeshivat Orayta

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Program Description

Orayta, located in the Old City of Jerusalem overlooking the Kotel, is housed in a magnificent 900 year-old Crusader building with an incredible view of the Temple Mount (Har Habayit), the Mount of Olives (Har Hazeitim) and the Judean Desert. At Orayta students will develop leadership skills and become philosophically equipped to cope with the challenges of living a Torah life in a modern secular world.
 
Students will be introduced to a wide range of Jewish thinkers including the teachings of Rav Abraham Isaac Kook, Rabbi J.B. Soloveitchik and the Chassidic Masters. At Orayta students will understand why they learn Gemara and the vital role it plays in their personal development. The year will not simply focus on one or two tractates; rather, students will probe sections selected from the entire Talmud that are relevant to their life and typify the gamut of archetypical modalities of Talmudic logic.
 

Ohr Simcha

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Program Description

Yeshivat Ohr Simcha is a wonderful yeshiva located in the village of Kfar Chabad nestled in the heart of Israel.
 
In addition to a high level of academics, wonderful trips and excursions as well as, an extraordinary staff, we also offer vocational studies in the fields of Semicha (rabbinic ordination), Shechita (ritual slaughter) and Safrut (ritual scriveny). All of this combined makes for a unique Israel experience.
 
 

Tomer Devorah

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Program Description

Our curriculum consists of a wide range of fundamental topics that form the backbone of Torah knowledge for any Jewish woman. In addition, there are two levels of electives offered. Our highly academic program is recognized for college credits.
 
In addition to the classroom time spent in our required Yediat Ha’aretz course, we go on a wide variety of tiyulim throughout the year spanning the breadth of the Land. These trips are geared towards engendering in the students a true ahavat ha’Aretz. Likewise, Shabbatonim in various cities in Israel offer the students an entirely different perspective on life in Eretz Yisrael. Students are called upon during their year in the seminary to contribute to the lives of Jews living in Israel. Our chessed program is fluid and flexible, as students are given a choice of venues in which they would like to be involved.