The International English Speakers’ Program at Machon Lev allows English speaking students the opportunity to optimize their post high school yeshiva experience by combining it with academic pursuits.
Students of the program spend their mornings learning in a vibrant Beit Midrash together with Israeli students and other students from across the globe, while in the afternoon they can choose from a large variety of academic courses offered in English. Participants of the one year Beit Midrash program are eligible to earn college credits transferable to many American colleges and universities. Machon Lev also a full 4 year degree program geared to assist students with limited Hebrew skills.
Yeshiva at Machon Lev – “Real Yeshiva, Real College, Real Yerushalayim”
High School graduates have the opportunity to spend their “Shana B’Aretz” at Machon Lev engaged in a high level of Torah study and also embarking upon their college studies.
The Yeshiva at Machon Lev program is comprised of multiple tracks of Gemara , Halacha, Machshava and Tanach. All Shiurim are in English, however there is an option to join Israeli Shiurim as well. Learning takes place in the beautiful Beit Medrash where over 300 young men spend their mornings engrossed in Talmud Torah.
In the afternoon, students may choose from 32 academic credit courses offered in English. A sample of courses given includes Computer Science, Linear Algebra, Calculus, Internet Design and Programming, Environmental Science, Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Psychology, Physics 1 and 2, Business Ethics, and Hebrew Ulpan. Many of these credits are fully transferable to most American colleges and universities.
In order to receive a full Israeli yeshiva experience, Beit Midrash students are housed in a beautiful dormitory on the Machon Lev campus. Meals are provided during the week, Shabbatot, and most Chagim. In an effort to impart a love of Eretz Yisrael, students are frequently taken on Tiyulim around the country.
Many English speaking students want to pursue a college education in Israel, yet may need assistance with the Hebrew language. In addition, they would like to remain in a religious environment and continue their Torah studies as well. JCT’s Freshman Year in English Program allows these students to fully integrate into JCT by giving them the opportunity to study their first year of classes in English, as well as attend an intensive Hebrew Ulpan. The Freshman Year in English has outstanding faculty, an academic help center with experienced tutors, and text translations available for tests in Hebrew. This, coupled with the Ulpan, will hopefully prepare students with the necessary Hebrew skills to grasp classes taught in Hebrew. By the second year of study, most students are able to continue the rest of their studies in Hebrew.
The Freshman Year in English Program has an outstanding faculty who serve as mentors to their students. In the second year of study, students “graduate” to the regular Hebrew language program.