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  • Kohelet Fellowships At a Glance

    Program OverviewKohelet Sample Session
    Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future has partnered with the Kohelet Foundation to offer educational content to participants of the Kohelet Fellowships. The Kohelet Fellowships Program is a 2-year Jewish learning experience for parents of Jewish day school students. Yeshiva University provides fellows with weekly sessions that they use to study Jewish texts, either one on one or in small groups. They set up their own time to learn, either in person, by phone, or by skype each week. The curriculum is structured as four 10 week semesters, with each session lasting approximately one hour. This independent learning is supported by a hotline staffed by RIETS and GPATS students and email support for any questions that they might encounter while learning. The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) offers a second track of learning for the Kohelet Fellowships where parents study in classes taught by local teachers. Participants who successfully complete each year’s learning receive tuition grants to the schools that their children attend.



    Pilot Program
    Beginning in September of 2012, we have added a Preschool Pilot Program in some regions. Parents enrolled in the Preschool Pilot Program will participate in the program along with the day school parents. At the end of each successful year, instead of receiving a grant, the preschool pilot parents will bank their money. If and when the parents enroll the child in one of the area Jewish day schools, the school will receive their grant money, and it will be deducted from their tuition.

    Kohelet By The Numbers
    2011-2012 Total Kohelet Fellows: Approximately 650
    2011-2012 Yeshiva University Participants: 461
    2012-2013 Yeshiva University Participants: 600
    2012-2013 Estimated Total Kohelet Fellows: 950

  • Participating Schools


    Chaya Mushka Children’s House, Sandy Springs, GA
    The Epstein School, Sandy Springs, GA
    Greenfield Hebrew Academy, Sandy Springs, GA
    Congregation B’nai Torah Preschool, Atlanta, GA (Preschool Pilot Program)


    Boca Raton

    Donna Klein Jewish Academy, Boca Raton, FL
    Hillel Jewish Day School, Boca Raton, FL
    Hebrew Academy Community School, Margate, FL
    Zale Early Childhood Learning Center, Boca Raton, FL (Preschool Pilot Program)
    Jewish Early Childhood Center, Boynton Beach, FL (Preschool Pilot Program)


    Long Island

    Hebrew Academy of Nassau County, NY
    The Jewish Academy, East Northport, NY



    Ramaz, New York, NY
    Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan, New York, NY



    Margolin Hebrew Academy, Memphis, TN
    Bornblum Solomon Schechter Day School, Memphis ,TN



    Abrams Hebrew Academy, Yardley, PA
    Albert Einstein Academy, Wilmington, DE
    Barrack Middle School, Bryn Mawr, PA
    Perelman Jewish Day School, PA
    Politz Day School of Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill, NJ
    Politz Hebrew Academy, Philadelphia, PA
    Kellman Brown Academy, Cherry Hill, NJ
    Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia, Ardmore, PA

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