Four great ways to spend the summer in Israel in a tolerant and open minded setting with some of Israel’s coolest teachers. Give your soul some nourishment, and catch up on the Jewish education that you missed.
- Pathways: http://www.pathwaysisrael.org can join a select group of 40 students on a fun and inspiring 16 day program with meaningful study in Jerusalem and touring around Israel.
PATHWAYS is a unique program of Jewish Learning with special Jewish Values. It allows you to encounter Jewish sources hands-on, guided by top educators from around the world. And it gives you an unforgettable Israel Experience, fully integrated with your Jewish studies
|Work on community service projects throughout northern Israel|
|Typical day features working in the morning with Israelis and your peers, hiking in the afternoon, fun and thought provoking programs in the evening|
|For young Jewish adults ages 21-30 with minimal Jewish background|
- Shlomo Yeshiva: http://www.shlomoyeshiva.org/Inspired by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, Yeshivat Simchat Shlomo, is a place of spiritual growth for both men and women, respecting each person’s background and individual path.
The Yeshiva offers serious exploration of a broad spectrum of Jewish teachings including Gemara, Halacha, and Chassidut. The essence of both the men’s and women’s programs is strong, in-depth learning with the unique inner-spiritual connection Reb Shlomo taught us.
Join a community of people in the heart of Jerusalem, learning Torah together, spending Shabbat together, and discovering Israel together.
“Let’s go higher and deeper.”
- Inward Bound: http://www.isralight.org/ib2008/ib.html
At Isralight we believe that Jewish tradition points us to living a holistic spiritual life. Not only is our food kosher, but it is also healthy. Lunch daily is catered by the Carpathian Mountain House Restaurant featuring tasty, organic vegetarian cuisine. If vegetarian fare is not your thing there is always the shwarma and falafel stands located right next door in Jerusalem’s famous Machane Yehuda open air market.
The day begins with Isralight’s classic Jewish Philosophy and Mysticism Course. Taught by some of Jerusalem’s finest teachers including world renown author and teacher, Rabbi David Aaron. The course examines the “spiritual fundamentals” of Judaism and focuses on the “whys” of Jewish life.
In the afternoon we present an overview of Jewish life, from a daily class in Biblical literacy to woman’s issues to Jewish History and the connection to the Land of Israel.