The Conservative Yeshiva Summer Program in Jerusalem, Israel
Summer Session I – June 19 to July 7, 2016
Summer Session II – July 10 to 28, 2016
Each session will be preceded by Shabbat activities on the Shabbat prior – June 17 to 18 and July 8 to 9.
Five levels of Hebrew Ulpan each morning
- Beginning and Advanced Talmud – intensive each morning
- Classes in Rabbinic Texts, Tanach, Tefillah, & Halacha
- A chance to be part of a diverse learning community
- Small classes, experienced teachers
- Speaking, reading and writing
- Five mornings per week
- Combine Volunteering with learning
- Contribute your professional skills
- Build your resume
- Four volunteer tracks
- Volunteer with an Israeli human rights organization
- Apply your learning in the field
Throughout the summer program, the Conservative Yeshiva has special days of learning and activities. Examples of special events include:
- Trips around Jerusalem and its surrounding areas
- Kabbalat Shabbat services and Friday night dinner
- Yom Iyun (Dedicated Learning) for the 17 of Tammuz and Tisha B’Av fast days
The language of instruction, and of most communication, is English. Hebrew knowledge is helpful but not required. Students from non-English speaking countries are welcome.
Students live in apartments, guesthouses, and hotels in Jerusalem, usually within walking distance. The Conservative Yeshiva does not have dormitories, but does assist in finding housing.
Online Application Form – select Summer Program. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The application deadline for scholarships is March 1.
The Conservative Yeshiva welcome Jewish students of all learning levels, religious backgrounds, and interests to its Summer Program. Students should be 19 years of age and have completed one year of college.
Year Program Students
Year Program students are strongly encouraged to attend the Summer Program and the Hebrew Ulpan.
One session: $850
Both sessions: $1,350
Half day, one session: $550
Half day, both sessions: $850
Incoming CY Year Program students: $100 per week, full time.
Tuition does not include flights, housing, food, health insurance (required), or books (few need to be bought).
Through the generosity of many friends of the Conservative Yeshiva, financial aid is available for our summer programs.
College Student Leaders Summer Scholarship
Three scholarships of full tuition for one session are available for college undergraduates between the ages of 19 to 24 who have been active in the Jewish community and demonstrate leadership and communication abilities. The scholarship recipient must be recommended by a professional who is familiar with their work on campus, and must commit to continuing involvement when they return to campus.
The application deadline is April 15, 2016. To apply, check the College Student Leaders Summer Scholarship box on the application form.
The Conservative Yeshiva offers a limited number of tuition reductions for young adults up to age 30. Please complete the application for the summer program and inquire about financial aid.
Check out our Volunteer & Study Program!