Ateret Yerushalayim—S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program

Hashkafa

The goals of the yeshiva are to provide a warm nurturing atmosphere which creates a family environment in which the talmid can grow in his learning and midos. We have many programs in our building including: One Year Program, One Year Sephardic Track Program, Shana Bet, Alumni-Collegiate and Kollel Programs.

Attitude Towards Israel and Medinat Yisrael
Our program is apolitical. We do offer lectures in history of Medinat Yisroel, current events, and ulpan.

Attitude Towards University Studies
For those students qualified and interested in continuing their secular education we do recommend YU. After completing our program boys continue in YU, Touro, other colleges or Yeshiva Gedola.

Attitude Towards Extracurricular Activities
Our students participate in a chesed program packaging food for the needy in Yerushalayim. They do this once a week.

Preparation for Post Israel
We have several lectures and discussions preparing them for answering questions on Israel when they return home.

The "Successful" Student
Our successful student will be either working and being Kovea Itim Letorah or learning and/or teaching.

Dress
There is no formal dress code, but boys are encouraged to wear button down shirts and slacks.

Guidance Personnel
The Rosh Yeshiva, Rebbeim, Av Bayit and Madrich are available to offer advice and guidance. Their homes are open for shabbosim and chagim.

Supervision
The faculty is always aware of where students are and attendance is informally kept a record of. There is a curfew and rules of behavior that must be adhered to. No alcohol or drugs are allowed.

Curriculum

Makeup
About 20% of time is spend studying Talmud on all levels from beginners to advanced. In addition we study Halacha, Chumash, and Machshava.

Courses Offered
In Chumash the students gain proficiency in learning chumash and rashi and there is an advanced shiur which focuses on the methodology of the Ramban. We learn halacha on two levels, Bekiyut and Iyun . The more advanced b’iyun level carefully analyzes the positions and issues leading up to the final psak.

Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 Shacharit
  • 8:30 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Mussar
  • 9:30 Gemara B’iyun seder
  • 12:00 Gemara Shiur
  • 1:00 Lunch Break
  • 3:30 Mincha
  • 3:45 Halacha seder/shiur
  • 4:45 Chumash/Machshava
  • 6:00 Historty/ulpan/break
  • 7:20 Dinner
  • 8:00 Marriv
  • 8:15 Gmara Bekiut Seder
  • 10:00 Optional Seder

Language of Instruction
All classes are in English

Ulpan or Hebrew Class
We offer an ulpan class twice a week and recommend that students attend.

Assessment and Grading
Students receive grades on their transcript and are assessed by both written and oral examinations. Attendance is kept a record of.

Shana Bet
We do have a an active Shana Bet program and boys are encouraged to return. About 50% of our students do return.

Joint Program
We have a joint program with YU and Touro.

Staff

Rosh Yeshiva:

  • Rabbi Michoel Jablinowitz

Rebbeim:

  • Rabbi Shlomo Ribner
  • Rabbi Dovid Silber
  • Rabbi Avraham Safer
  • Rabbi Yaron Weisberg
  • Rabbi Eliyahu Gendelman
  • Rabbi Avi Wiesenfeld
  • Rabbi Shimon Nelson

Extra-Curricular Activities

Interaction with Israelis
Students are encouraged to spend shabbosim with families in different communities. We keep track of current events but are apolitical and do not encourage attendance in rallies etc.

Special Informal Programs
We have guest speakers, kumzitim and different events for the different chagim

Sports Facilities
We have a weight room at the Yeshiva and boys attend a Gym once a week where they can play basketball and swim.

Programming for Shabbat and Yom Tov
Every second Shabbos is an “in” Shabbos. Several times a year we have shabbatonim where the whole student body and faculty members spend Shabbos together. During Succot the boys visit their rebbeim in their succot, and spend Simchat Torah at the Yeshiva. In addition, there is also a tiyul after the chag before the new zman begins. For those students who do not have relatives in Israel we make sure they have a place to stay for Yom Tov.

Field Trips
The Yeshiva arranges tiyulim on the average of once a month. The goal is to learn about and appreciate Eretz Yisroel and also to get a break and come back to learning with renewed energies. In addition, we go to the kotel once a month for shacharit on Rosh Chodesh and have a festive breakfast.

Eligibility

Level of Learning Offered
Beginner – familiar with some Aramaic and Talmudic terminology Intermediate - beginning to independently study a Talmudic passage The texts are taught with an eye towards making the student more proficient in learning, giving him the skills to learn on his own. Shiurim are offered on five levels from beginner to advanced.

Hebrew Knowledge Required
Beginner – shiurim are in English from original sources in Hebrew.

Religious Observance Required
Boys attending our yeshiva have a full commitment to shmirat Torah U’mitzvot, a prerequisite.

Population

Type of American Student
We have students from all over the US. For example, NY, Baltimore, Silver Spring, Miami Beach, Los Angeles, Southfield MI.

Overall Number of Students (Kollel, Israeli, Foreign)
We have an average of 40 students all English speaking

Foreign Student Percentage
100% of our students are from overseas

Number of 1st Year American Students
About 20

Number of 2nd Year American Students
About 20

Other Nationalities
We have several students from England and Australia

Number of Students per Class
We have very small classes. Between 5-8 in each level.

Accommodations

Living Quarters
The yeshiva is located in a double villa in the beautiful residential area of Ramot Bet, away from the bustle of the city. The boys have full room and board. There are 2 boys per room and 3 full meals a day.

Availability of Private Kitchen Facilities
The kitchen is closed after hours but the students have access to a refrigerator and a toaster.

Facility use during Shabbat and Yom Tov
The Yeshiva is open every second Shabbat. During the succot and Pesach breaks the dorm is open if the boys need a place to stay.

Curfew
We do have a curfew. We keep record where boys are going for Shabbat and we have all of the boy’s cell phone numbers so we can get in touch with them.

Security Arrangements
Students are not supposed to leave the premises without permission. All our tiyulim are done by private buses or vans. Boys are told to get in touch with us immediately by phone in case of an emergency or terrorist attack. If necessary, we will be in direct contact with parents by phone and/or e-mail.

History

Ateret Yerushalayim is a dynamic yeshiva founded 11 years ago, specifically geared for the needs of English-speaking students coming to learn in Israel for a year or two. Ateret is the perfect solution for the right environment in which to grow.

Accrediting Universities

Ateret Yerushalayim is a Yeshiva University S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program School.

Tuition

Tuition is $21,500 a year , including the MASA grant. This includes full room and board and tiyulim.

Additional Information

Our yeshiva is kept small so that we can give each student the individual attention he needs to help him grow in his proficiency in learning. We want boys who are serious about improving their study skills.

Contact Information

Ateret Yerushalayim
Rabbi Michoel Jablinowitz /Libby Goldberg
Rechov Mishol Hadekalim 13
(mailing address) P.O.B. 23711
Jerusalem 91236

Phone: (02) 587-9537
Fax: (02) 571-0806
Email: office@ateret.org
www.ateret.org