• Guide to Israel Schools

  • Derech Institute

  • Goal of the Program

    To enable students to learn independently, develop a love and appreciation for the land of Israel, deepen their knowledge of Jewish law, master the Hebrew language, and gain self-confidence as future Jewish leaders.


    Goal of Program

    Encouraging students to become Bnei Torah with a love for the land of Israel.

    Attitude towards Israel and Medinat Yisrael


    Attitude towards University Studies


    Attitude towards Extracurricular Activities


    Preparation for Post Israel


    The "Successful" Student

    Will be a Torah-committed community activist.


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    Guidance Personnel

    Derech is known for its large, seasoned, and accessible staff of rabbanim who are open to private conversations on a wide range of issues. Many opportunities exist for one-on-one learning with rabbis and rabbinic students. The Yeshiva's Psychologist and/or madrichim are available to students on a 24-hour basis.


    Students' academic performance is periodically reviewed by the academic staff. In addition, they receive much guidance in the social and interpersonal spheres that enables them to gauge their growth during their time in yeshiva.
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    Courses Offered

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    Daily Schedule
    3 Sedarim

    Language of Instruction
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    Ulpan or Hebrew Class


    Assessment and Grading

    Written and oral exams

    Shana Bet


    Joint Program

    YU, Touro College, Talmudic University of Florida, Hebrew Theological College in Skokie
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    Extra-Curricular Activities
    Tiyulim around the entire country include visits to holy cities and locations, hiking, crawling through Bar Kochva caves, and boating on the Kineret; there are many Shabbatonim, Melava Malka events, and famous guest speakers.

    Interaction with Israelis
    Shabbatonim in Israeli towns hosted by native Israelis

    Special Informal programs
    We run chesed activities like serving in a soup kitchen and volunteering in Old Age Homes.

    Sports Facilities
    Elaborate work-out room, game room, rented gyms and pools.

    Programming for Shabbat and Yom Tov
    Intensive (bi-monthly)

    Field Trips
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    Level of Learning Offered
    Beginner to Advanced

    Hebrew Knowledge Required

    Religious Observance Required
    Shabbat Observant
    Type of American Student
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    Overall Number of Students (Kollel, Israeli, Foreign)
    100 students

    Foreign Student Percentage
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    Number of 1st Year American Students
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    Number of 2nd Year American Students
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    Other Nationalities
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    Number of Students per Class
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    Living Quarters
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    Availability of Private Kitchen Facilities
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    Facility use during Shabbat and Yom Tov
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    Security Arrangements
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    Accrediting Universities
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    Additional Information
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    Contact Information

    Derech Institute
    U.S. Office
    Yitzchok Friedman
    PO Box 300462
    Brooklyn, NY 11230
    Phone: (917) 687-6319
    Fax: (718) 854-5981
    Email: derechusa@gmail.com

    Israel Office
    Rabbi Nachy Brickman / Jonathan Speculand
    22 Shimon Hatzadik Street, Jerusalem
    Phone: (02) 581-8325
    Fax: (02) 636-9100
    Email: derech@ohr.edu

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