Students on Israel Experience Program spend their
mornings learning Judaic studies in the Machon (men) or
Machon Gavoha L'Torah (Institute of
Higher Torah Studies for Men, Kollel)
The Machon was founded in order to enable young men to
maintain their Torah studies while continuing their academic pursuits,
and to develop a cadre of university graduates who will also be Torah
scholars. Over four hundred post-Hesder Israelis are enrolled
in this program, and the Israel Experience program student
will be encouraged to integrate with Israelis whenever possible. The
Machon is a full yeshiva environment, meeting Sunday
afternoons, Monday through Thursday mornings, and two evenings a week.
Students in the Machon may choose from two
tracks: an emphasis on Talmudic skills or Jewish philosophy. Both
options provide students with the chance to learn in a yeshiva
framework, promote the development of Torah values, strengthen
students’ commitment to Israel and deepen their proficiency in Hebrew.
Midrasha L'Banot Program
The Midrasha was established in order to provide observant
young women who have a rich background in Jewish studies with the
opportunity to delve more deeply into areas such as Bible, oral law
and Jewish philosophy. Over seven hundred young Israeli women are
currently pursuing advanced religious studies in this program.
Israel Experience program students spend approximately 18
hours per week immersed in these subjects.
Students at the Midrasha and Kollel will
receive University credit for their studies. Each semester, a student
will enroll in 18 hours per week. Examinations are given in each of
the above subjects. Credits and grades are based on class
participation and the results of exams.