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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.

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Goal of Program

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

Attitude towards Israel and Medinat Yisrael

Positive

Attitude towards University Studies

Positive

Attitude towards Extracurricular Activities

Positive

Preparation for Post Israel

Intense

The "Successful" Student

Will be a Torah-committed community activist.

Dress

Look like mensch.

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.

Supervision

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.
Curriculum
Makeup
No information provided

Courses Offered

No information provided

Daily Schedule
3 Sedarim

Language of Instruction
No information provided

Ulpan or Hebrew Class

Yes

Assessment and Grading

Written and oral exams

Shana Bet

Yes

Joint Program

YU, Touro College, Talmudic University of Florida, Hebrew Theological College in Skokie
Staff
No information provided
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
No information provided
Eligibility
Level of Learning Offered
Beginner to Advanced

Hebrew Knowledge Required
Basic

Religious Observance Required
Shabbat Observant
Population
Type of American Student
No information provided

Overall Number of Students (Kollel, Israeli, Foreign)
100 students

Foreign Student Percentage
No information provided

Number of 1st Year American Students
No information provided

Number of 2nd Year American Students
No information provided

Other Nationalities
No information provided

Number of Students per Class
No information provided
Accommodations
Living Quarters
No information provided

Availability of Private Kitchen Facilities
No information provided

Facility use during Shabbat and Yom Tov
No information provided

Curfew
No information provided

Security Arrangements
No Information Provided
History
No information provided
Accrediting Universities
No information provided
Tuition
No information provided
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