All the information about Judaism studies in Israel
Midrasha is an institute of Jewish studies for women. In Israel, it is often an Orthodox institution that caters solely to women, and roughly the equivalent of a yeshiva for men. The term is often translated as 'seminary'.
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|Machon Alte||Tzfat||+972 525807274|
|Matan - Women's Institute for Torah Studies||Jerusalem||02.5944555|
|Midrasha for Women||Ramat-Gan||03.5318270|
|Midrashet Ein HaNatziv||Ein HaNatziv||04.6062900|
|Midreshet Aviv||Tel Aviv||03.6092229|
|Midreshet Bat Zion||Jerusalem|
|Midreshet B'erot Bat Ayin||Bat Ayin||02.9934945|
|Midreshet Binat||Shvut Rachel||02.9947366|
|Midreshet HaOr HaTzafon||Akko||04.9550157|
|Midreshet Neve Hadasa||Safed (Tzfat)||04.6924307|
|Midreshet Oria||Givat Shmuel||03.5326677|
|Midreshet Orot Etzion||Givat Washington|
|Midreshet Orot Hagalil||Hatzor Haglilit||04.6931170|
|Midreshet Tal Menashe||Tal Menashe||04.6350666|
|Midreshet Tel Hai||Kiryat Shemona||04.6942429|
|Nishmat Center for Advanced Jewish Study for Women||Jerusalem||02.6404333|
There are many opportunities for students to study Judaism in institutions of higher education. Israeli universities and private organizations offer a variety of specially designed programs for those who are interested in religious studies.
Below is a list of Academic departments at Israeli universities which offer Jewish studies.
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|Bar-Ilan University||Department of Bible||03.5318258|
|Bar-Ilan University||Department of Jewish History||03.5318353|
|Bar-Ilan University||Department of Land of Israel Studies||03.5318350|
|Bar-Ilan University||Department of Talmud||03.5318612|
|Bar-Ilan University||Faculty of Jewish Studies||03.5318246|
|Ben Gurion University||Department of Jewish Thought||08.6472531|
|Hebrew University||Department of Bible||02.5883605|
|Hebrew University||Melton Center - Jewish Education||02.5882033|
|Hebrew University||Department of Jewish Thought||02.5883505|
|Hebrew University||Department of Talmud||02.5883558|
|Hebrew University||Department of the History of the Jewish People||02.5881388|
|Hebrew University||Institute of Jewish Studies||02.5883504|
|Tel Aviv University||Department of Jewish History||03.6409277|
|University of Haifa||Department of Jewish History||04.8240948|
Hillel at Ben Gurion University
Ben Gurion University in the Negev has already had a big impact on student campus life by encouraging students to take ownership of their Jewish identity. BGU Hillel began building relationships with the various university departments and student organizations in order to work together to bring meaningful programs to the student population. Hillel at Ben Gurion University provides a supportive atmosphere for students to stop by and share their Jewish story.
For more details, email director Assaf Ovadia or visit Ben Gurion University Hillel's website in Hebrew.
Hillel at Hebrew University
Hebrew University has had a long and successful history, helping generations of Jewish students to connect with their Jewish identity through cutting edge programming. Located in Beit Hillel on the Mt. Scopus campus and recently expanded to engage students at the Givat Ram campus as well, Hillel in Jerusalem offers a wide variety of unique programs for all types of students.
For more details, email director Heli Tabibi or visit Hebrew University Hillel's website in Hebrew.
Hillel at Tel Aviv University
While studying at Tel Aviv University, students are offered a variety of options for academic excellence, but there are very few social and cultural venues where they can find a sense of community on this large commuter campus of 29,000 students.
Hillel has a unique challenge at TAU to engage students, many of whom are openly suspicious toward anything relating to the Jewish religion. Hillel strives to create an environment in which students feel secure to approach, explore, and take "ownership" of their Judaism.
Activities at Tel Aviv Hillel include community service, Jewish learning and celebration, arts and culture, and student engagement and leadership. For example, TAU's Rock & Text program examines the overlaps between Jewish texts and popular culture; CoolNoa analyzes Jewish values in contemporary films; Eishet Chayil focuses on women's issues in Jewish life; Osim Chagim sponsors text study and celebrations of the Jewish holidays; and Ami"t trains Israeli students to be student leaders in Hillel centers in North and South America.
For more details, email director Pnina Gaday or visit Tel Aviv Hillel's website in Hebrew.
Haifa Hillel is a unique community-based center, serving the universities and college campuses in the city of Haifa. With a beautiful Hillel center on Mount Carmel and offices at Haifa University and the Technion, Hillel offers programs to students from all the schools in the area.
A sampling of the programs at Haifa Hillel includes: the Chaim Be'seret film series exploring Jewish identity; a Jewish social leadership project; the Speaking Poetry piyut project; Derech Eretz Insights on Israel; a beit midrash for the Jewish calendar; and an Island of Tzedek, in which students work to raise public awareness of social issues.
For more details, email director Yonatan Barkan or visit Haifa Hillel's website in Hebrew.
Hillel at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
Hillel was established at IDC in 2005 and has since become a haven on campus where students can express their Jewish identity, develop leadership skills, explore their Jewish heritage, and learn how they can help shape a more tolerant and caring society in Israel.
Hillel programs at IDC include a pluralistic beit midrash, Friday night dinners, a kabbala workshop, mifgashim between Israeli and overseas students, and a study group that explores Jewish texts from a woman's perspective.
For more details, email director Yuval Ben-Hai.
Hillel at Sapir College in S'derot
Sapir College is located in S'derot, a vibrant city in southern Israel that has endured missile attacks for the last six years. Hillel opened a center in Sapir in fall 2007, to give students a warm, comfortable place to discuss the issues that matter to them, support one another and the surrounding community, and share meaningful Jewish experiences.
On Chanuka 2007, Hillel Sapir launched a solidarity project called Light a Candle with S'derot, in which they invited Jews from around the world to dedicate their thoughts and prayers to the people of S'derot and the western Negev on one night of Chanuka. Read more >
Activities at Hillel Sapir include music events with local musicians, a mentoring project with youth at risk who work in a local caf?? on condition that they remain in school, and volunteer work in strengthening the defenses of S'derot.
For more details, email director Eyal Mazliah.
Hillel at Emek Yezreel College
Hillel at Emek Yezreel College in Afula was founded in winter 2007 and is establishing itself as a presence on campus. One of their opening events was a public awareness-raising program in behalf of Israel's kidnapped soldiers, with guest speakers including members of the soldiers' families.
For more details, email director Yaniv Binyamini.
Hillel at Tel Hai College
Tel Hai College is located in Kiryat Shmona, near Israel's northern border. The new Hillel center at Tel Hai is a welcome addition to student life on the northern periphery, offering students a variety of Jewish programs including a pluralistic beit midrash, a lecture series, and Jewish holiday celebrations. Hillel Tel Hai was introduced to the community in fall 2007 with a Winter Festival featuring local musicians in concert and jam session.
For more details, email director Talia Itzkowitz.
Jeff Seidel and the Jewish Student Information Centers provide students in few campuses in Israel an easy way to explore their Jewish identity, to experience Jewish holidays, to learn Judaism and to enjoy trips and activities all over Israel.University Student Centers
VISA (Visiting Israel Students Association) appeals to Jewish students of all backgrounds who are inspired to encounter the celebration of Jewish life and study in a spirit of self empowerment achieving spiritual and intellectual growth in Israel and their home universities.
Our programming includes; Lunch & Learn after Ulpan programs that offer textual study and discussion on relevant topics of interest for improvement in learning skills and personal development and Lecture programs which include inviting top lecturers personalities to campus to address exciting and challenging issues in Jewish thought and experience.
VISA offers Spirited Weekend Retreats featuring renown scholars in residence, festive meals, live music and dancing.
VISA strives to present authentic Jewish wisdom and inspiration while at the same time taking serious the academic demands and needs of today's university student.
In addition to social projects, VISA provides informal and confidential counseling. We strive to maintain a personal relationship with students to address their practical needs and spiritual interests.
For more specific info contact Rabbi Emanuel Gentilcore.
There are Jewish students organizations all over the world, these organizations offer Jewish students a variety of programs.
Below is a list of Jewish students organizations over the world.
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|Argentina||Hillel Buenos Aires|
|Australia||Melbourne||Australian Zionist Youth Council|
|Australia||Melbourne||Hillel Foundation of Victoria|
|Australia||Sydney||Australasian Union of Jewish Students|
|Australia||Sydney||Hillel New South Wales (NSW)|
|Belgium||Bruxelles||Belgian Union of Jewish Students|
|Brazil||Rio de Janerio||Rio de Janerio Hillel|
|Canada||ARZA Canada, Canadian Association of Reform Zionists|
|Canada||Betar - Tagar Student Activist Movement|
|Canada||Canadian Federation of Jewish Students|
|Canada||Guelph||University of Guelph Jewish Student Organization|
|Canada||Halifax||Jewish Student Association Atlantic Canada|
|Canada||Kingston, ON||Queen's University Hillel|
|Canada||London||University of Western Ontario Hillel|
|Canada||Montreal||Centre Hillel (branche francophone du Hillel Montreal)|
|Canada||Montreal||McGill University Hillel|
|Canada||Toronto||Canadian Young Judaea|
|Canada||Toronto||Hillel of Greater Toronto|
|Canada||Toronto||Ryerson Polytechnic University Jewish Student Association|
|Canada||Toronto||University of Toronto Hillel|
|Canada||Vancouver||University of British Columbia Hillel|
|Canada||Waterloo||University of Waterloo - Wilfred Laurier University |
Jewish Students Association
|France||French Union of Jewish Students|
|France||Paris||Betar de France|
|Germany||Berlin||Federal Union of Jewish Students in Germany|
|Germany||Heidelberg||Organization of Jewish Students of Baden|
|Germany||Stuttgart||Jewish Student Federation, Stuttgart|
There are a variety of institutes of Jewish studies in Israel, each of them provides different courses and lectures in many fields, such as Jewish philosophy, Jewish law (Halacha), Bible studies, Talmud, Kabalah and more. Below is a list of some of them.
Beit Morasha of Jerusalem: The Center for Advanced Judaic Studies and Leadership is devoted to advancing a vibrant and inclusive vision of Judaism, through cultivating inspired and dynamic Jewish leadership for the State of Israel and the Jewish world.
The Academy for Leadership is an incubator for these modern-day pioneers. A pluralistic Beit Midrash serving hundreds of young adults each year, Ein Prat enhances Jewish identity, strengthens Israel's social fabric, and serves as a bridge between the country's next generation and young Jews the world over.
Isralight is dedicated to inspiring a worldwide Jewish renaissance through essential and innovative educational solutions that empower Jews to experience the relevance, wisdom, and joy of Jewish living.
The Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI) is a center of transformative thinking and teaching that addresses the major challenges facing the Jewish people and elevates the quality of Jewish life in Israel and around the world. A leader in sophisticated, ideas-based Jewish education for community leaders and change agents.
Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies, located in the heart of Jerusalem, offers a highly academic Judaic Studies curriculum taught by dynamic staff in a welcoming atmosphere. Mayanot offers annual, semester, winter, summer and post Taglit-Birthright Israel study programs for women and men ages 20 and over.
Shalem is a small school with big aspirations. Our unique core curriculum integrates the founding texts of the Jewish and Western traditions, so our students gain an appreciation of the rich and varied sources of their intellectual heritage.
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|Casa Shalom Institute For Marrano-Anusim Studies||Gan Yavneh||08.8573150|
|Elyashar Center for Studies in Sephardi Heritage||Beer-Sheva||073.2161123|
|Halacha Brura Institute||Jerusalem||02.6521259|
|HaTorah ve HaAretz Institute for Mitzvot Haaretz||Ashkelon||08.6847325|
|Hebron Rabbinical Research Institute||Hebron||02.9964722|
|Institute for Kiddush Hachodesh Studies||Yavne||08.8562007|
|Institute for Science and Halacha||Jerusalem||02.6424880|
|Jerusalem Center for Research on Medicine and Halacha||Jerusalem||02.5383558|
|Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI)||Jerusalem||02.5633356|
|Leo Baeck Institute for research of the history and culture of Jews in Germany||Jerusalem||02.5633790|
|Maimonides Research Institute||Haifa||04.8255152|
|Schlesinger Institute for Medical-Halachic Research||Jerusalem||02.6555266|
|Schocken Institute for Jewish Research||Jerusalem||02.5631288|
|Yad HaRav Herzog - Talmudic Encyclopedia Institute||Jerusalem||02.6423242|
|Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History||Jerusalem||02.5650444|
|Zomet Institute||Alon Shvut||02.9931442|
There are plenty of organizations which offer Judaic studies for all levels and topics, programs, online live or recorded lectures, Rabbinical advice and more. Below is a list of some of them.
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Hidabroot is one of the world's largest organizations, engaged in providing an explanation of Judaism, Kabbalah, education, friendship, love, mysticism, and more. The organization's goal is to bring together Jews in Israel and around the world through dialogue and advocacy, peace and an attitude of openness, friendship and kinship.
In Shorashim Tel Aviv we believe that by love, workshops and classes, You can reach consciousness, spiritual growth and flowering. in shorashim you'll find a warm home, where you can open a book in a homely and pleasant atmosphere, take a deep breath And enjoy a variety of activities offered by the place.
Below is a list of websites with the Bible (The Old testament) translated from Hebrew to English.