• Guide to Israel Schools

  • 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

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

    Curfew
    Curfew is at 11:30 pm.

    Security Arrangements

    Accrediting Universities
    Additional Information
    Curriculum

    Makeup
    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
    Haftarah
    Uva L’tzion
    Shir HaShirim
    Iyunim B’Chumash
    Tehillim
    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
    Ezra/Nechemia
    Netivot Shalom
    Sheva Neviot
    Ulpan Sababa
    Nashim B’Tanach
    Sefer Daniel
    Parsha Textual
    Inyanei Nashim
    Relationships
    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
    Mishlei
    Ma’agal Hashana
    Kuzari
    Mysteries of Bereshit
    End of Days
    Gedolei Yisrael
    Halacha Al HaParsha
    Rodfei Emet
    Threats to Judaism
    Tefilla
    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


    Eligibility
    Level of Learning Offered
    Intermediate-Advanced

    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.

    Hashkafa

    Goal of Program
    To educate and inspire students and to use a healthy Torah lens to assess their goals and priorities for their adult life.

    Attitude towards Israel and Medinat Yisrael
    Tomer Devorah seeks to engender a very strong connection to the Land of Israel through classes and tiyulim and Shabbatot in communities throughout the Land. Medinat Yisrael is a precious and fragile gift that Hashem gave back to the Jews after the destruction of the Holocaust. We have tremendous hakarat hatov for the fact that we have a Medina that affords us to learn and serve Hashem in the Land of our forefathers.

    Attitude towards University Studies
    Very encouraging of students to continue their studies in colleges and universities around the world.

    Attitude towards Extracurricular Activities
    There is a very big emphasis on involvement in experiential and extracurricular activities in Tomer Devorah. The monthly calendar has multiple extracurricular activities, trips, events and more every month.

    Preparation for Post Israel
    In Tomer Devorah there is a very big emphasis on being "real" and encouraging the students to facetheir real-life challenges and hurdles head-on. Tomer Devorah prepares the students not only with the knowledge and background to be confident and proud in their Torah perspectives and beliefs but also to be healthy, inside and out, with a balanced perspective on life and the future.

    The "Successful" Student
    A successful Tomer Devorah student is one who went through her seminary year facing her challenges - academic, personal growth or spiritual - head on.Tomer Devorah students find they have the support and backing they need to overcome the challenges they meet throughout the year. Those students who don't fake or shy away, but are committed to taking on their challenges, both in the classroom and out, succeed at becoming developed, mature thinkers and recognize the deep wellspring of personal abilities and potential that they have inside. This is something the students take with them for the rest of their lives and use to face all their future challenges and obstacles.

    Dress

    Guidance Personnel
    Rakazot, Mechanechet, Rabbis


    Supervision

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    Number of Students per Class

    Staff
    Tuition
    Contact Information

    Tomer Devorah

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


    Israel
    Rabbi Noam Fix
    29 Ma'agalei Hari'm Levine St.
    Sanhedria Murchevet, Jerusalem
    Phone: (02) 571-6633
    Fax: (02) 571-5032
    Email: office@tomerdevorah.net 
    www.tomerdevorah.net

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