Year and Semester Program Admission Requirements
Self-motivation and a desire to learn are the most important requirements for studying at the Conservative Yeshiva. Prior formal Jewish text study is not required.
Most students in the Year Program have an undergraduate degree. Current college students are welcome to our Summer Program or Discover Jerusalem Semester for juniors and seniors. Interested high school graduates may apply to the United Synagogue Nativ Program, which offers a Conservative Yeshiva track.
English is the basic language of instruction though some high level courses may be taught in Hebrew. Hebrew is important since it is the language of most of the traditional texts. Therefore, Year Program students should attain at least level “Bet” Hebrew skills, according to the Israeli ulpan rating system. For students below this level, we recommend Ulpan study prior to the start of the school year. The Conservative Yeshiva offers a six-week summer Ulpan for incoming and summer students.
How to Apply
The application process consists of filling out our online application form, uploading a brief essay, and submitting two letters of recommendation.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; you should receive a decision within three weeks of submitting all materials.