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  • Tomer Devorah—S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program

  • Accommodations

    Living Quarters
    Each room will house 4-5 students. The dorms are housed in the same beautiful building as all the school facilities - no need to be exposed to the elements on your way to class, to the common areas or to eat. All students have access to a kitchenette, laundry and computers with internet access. Students may choose their own roommates. Tomer Devorah is housed on a sprawling campus equipped with a basketball court, private park and multiple outdoor areas for recreation.

    Availability of Private Kitchen Facilities
    Each floor has a kitchen equipped with refrigerator and microwave.

    Facility use during Shabbat and Yom Tov
    The dorm is always open.

    Curfew is at 11:30 pm.

    Security Arrangements

    Accrediting Universities
    Additional Information

    Our curriculum focuses on developing a deep love of Judaism and commitment to a Torah lifestyle through learning the texts and contemporary teachings of our rabbis. There is a strong emphasis on Midot development and finding each individual girl's place in her Judaism.

    Courses Offered
    A Meaningful Life
    Links in the Chain
    Uva L’tzion
    Shir HaShirim
    Iyunim B’Chumash
    Yediat Ha’aretz
    Bayit Rishon: A Nation Divided
    Bein Adam L’chaveiro
    Ulpan Chavaya
    Habayit Hayehudi
    Chumash Beit Midrash
    Michtav Me’Eliyahu
    Chinuch Habanim
    Shearim B’Tefilla
    48 Ways
    Iggeret HaRamban
    Mesilat Yesharim
    Misunderstood Topics in Tanach
    Parsha Inspirational
    Netivot Shalom
    Sheva Neviot
    Ulpan Sababa
    Nashim B’Tanach
    Sefer Daniel
    Parsha Textual
    Inyanei Nashim
    Chovot Hatalmidim
    Chamesh Megillot
    Da Et Azmecha
    Hilchot Shabbat
    Hilchot Shabbat Sephardi
    HIlchot Shabbat
    Concepts in Jewish Thoughts
    13 Ikrim
    Works of the Ramchal
    Sefer Chafetz Chaim
    Taamei Hamitzvot
    Contemporary Connundrums in Halacha
    Da Ma Lehashiv
    Pirkei Avot
    Freestyle Beit Midrash Study
    Ruin and Rebirth
    Halacha Day to Day Sephardi
    Halacha Day to Day Ashkenaz
    Halacha Lifecycles
    Ma’agal Hashana
    Mysteries of Bereshit
    End of Days
    Gedolei Yisrael
    Halacha Al HaParsha
    Rodfei Emet
    Threats to Judaism
    Chayei Olam
    The Joy of Being a Jew
    Building Blocks
    Walking Jerusalem

    Daily Schedule
    Classes are offered 5 days a week beginning at 8:30am. Girls choose their own classes and therefore have the flexibility to create their schedules to best suit their individual needs. Aside from an optional "Walking Jerusalem" class which meets 3-4 times over the course of each semester, there are no classes on Fridays.

    Language of Instruction
    Most classes are taught in English.  There is an option to take a few of our courses that are taught in Hebrew for our "Ivrit b'Ivrit" program.

    Ulpan or Hebrew Class

    We offer three Ulpan options on varying levels.

    Assessment and Grading

    Grades are assessed based on attendance, class participation and semester tests or projects.  

    Shana Bet

    Tomer Devorah offers a full shana bet program. 

    Joint Program

    Level of Learning Offered

    Hebrew Knowledge Required
    Shiurim are in English.

    Religious Observance Required
    An orthodox woman who exhibits a positive attitude towards her shemirat Torah U 'Mitzvot and who is actively seeking growth in learning.
    Extra-Curricular Activities

    Interaction with Israelis
    Tomer Devorah is located on the beautiful Beit Olot Campus -- a home for underprivileged Israeli girls.
    Tomer Devorah girls are encouraged to expand their horizons by spending shabbat with families living all over Israel.

    Special Informal programs

    Sports Facilities
    Our campus includes a fully equipped indoor gym and an outdoor basketball court.

    Programming for Shabbat and Yom Tov
    Tomer Devorah offers one to two shabbatonim per month. Shabbatonim are either on our campus or in various communities around Israel. Tomer Devorah has a shabbat placement program in which girls can sign up to be placed in different communities.

    Field Trips
    Tomer Devorah girls are privileged to travel the width and breadth of the country. We travel up to the north of the country, down to the south of the country and everywhere in between.

    Goal of Program

    Attitude towards Israel and Medinat Yisrael


    Attitude towards University Studies

    Attitude towards Extracurricular Activities


    Preparation for Post Israel


    The "Successful" Student


    Guidance Personnel



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    Contact Information

    Tomer Devorah

    Shevy Lowinger
    6536 N. California Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 262-0208
    Fax: (312) 873-4172
    Email: info@tomerdevorah.net

    Rabbi Noam Fix
    54 Atzag
    Ramot 06, Jerusalem 97243
    Phone: (02) 571-6633
    Fax: (02) 571-5032
    Email: office@tomerdevorah.netwww.tomerdevorah.net

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