for a week or a month

The Conservative Yeshiva Summer Program is divided into three sessions of different lengths, each of which offers specific tracks.

What all of them have in common is the Yeshiva’s unique character as a dynamic, open-minded, egalitarian community studying Jewish texts for its own sake in the heart of Jerusalem.

Regardless of the track/session you’ve chosen, all summer students are able to participate in special Yeshiva programming and events including: morning prayers at the Egalitarian Kotel, community meals and guest speakers.

Features of the Summer Program

  • Language of instruction in English (except where noted).
  • Hebrew knowledge is helpful but not required.
  • Students find their own accommodations, usually within walking distance of the yeshiva.
  • Students of all learning levels, backgrounds and interests welcome!
  • Open to ages 19+.
  • Limited financial support available.
  • Session are not repetitive – you may apply for any or all of the sessions.

Session I – 1 week
June 18-22, 2017
  • Half Day – $250
  • Full Day – $400

Session II – 3 weeks
June 25 – July 13, 2017
  • Half Day – $550
  • Full Day – $900

Session III – 2 weeks
July 16-27, 2017
  • Half Day – $400
  • Full Day – $650


Those doing more than one session pay a reduced cost.
Contact Jen Kanter, Director of Operations, for details.
Hebrew Ulpan - Mornings, Sessions II and III

The Conservative Yeshiva Summer Hebrew Ulpan, in Jerusalem, Israel, is an opportunity to study Hebrew intensively for a short period of time in a small, congenial class as part of the popular Conservative Yeshiva Summer Program for college and post-college students from around the world. The top-notch Hebrew Ulpan teachers, motivated fellow students, and location in the center of Jerusalem, Israel, combine to make this a premier Hebrew language experience.

Five levels of modern Hebrew study are offered, including reading, writing, speaking, grammar, and Israeli culture.

Summer Hebrew Ulpan Director, Nitza Shalitin

Nitza has taught Hebrew to overseas students at the Hebrew University One Year Program, the Melton Educators Program and Mechina program, and at Hebrew Union College, all in Jerusalem, Israel. She teaches Hebrew and coordinates the Conservative Yeshiva’s Ulpan programs.

Volunteer & Study - Sessions II and III

The Conservative Yeshiva’s Volunteer & Study Summer Program provides the opportunity to be part of a diverse learning community as well as integrate into the Jerusalem community by volunteering with an Israeli non-profit organization. This special program includes:

Choice of afternoon (Jewish text study) or morning (Hebrew Ulpan) in the Conservative Yeshiva Summer Learning Program coupled with half-day intensive volunteering in one of 4 tracks:

  • Education: Working with children & youth
  • Caring for the Community: Working with people in need – Feeding the hungry
  • Organizational development: Social media- Marketing- Resource Development
  • Human Rights: features a special program of afternoon study, the Torah of Human Rights, with morning volunteering in an Israeli Human Rights organization (Session II only)

An opportunity to improve your knowledge as well as contribute your skills and expertise to help others and make a real difference.

Learn about the Jewish traditions of Tikun Olam (Repairing the World) and Gemilut Chasidim (Acts of Loving Kindness) and apply the traditions through meaningful volunteering.

Special orientation to prepare for the volunteer experience and support throughout your volunteering.

Participation in all special events at the Conservative Yeshiva.

Please see the Summer Learning Program for Admission and Tuition information.

Read Volunteer Profiles

Volunteer & Study Summer Program in the Press

“North Americans volunteers can be found working on Israel Defense Forces bases, creating art with Alzheimer’s patients, playing games with children in battered women’s shelters, working alongside disabled adults in sheltered workshops, assisting with fundraising, consulting on social marketing, and developing community gardens with local residents.” Read the complete article

As we learn in Pirkei Avot, “It is not what you say but rather what you do that makes a difference in the world.”

The Conservative Yeshiva Volunteer & Study program is offered in cooperation with Skilled Volunteers for Israel.

The Conservative Yeshiva Volunteer & Study program is supported by Repair the World.

Torah of Human Rights - Afternoon, Session II
Jewish Texts - Afternoons, Sessions II and III

See the Session II and Session III Course Schedules for offerings.

Hover over courses to see descriptions. For a PDF version of the schedule, please click here.

Hover over courses to see descriptions. For a PDF version of the schedule, please click here.

Hover over courses to see descriptions. For a PDF version of the schedule, please click here.