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.


Goal of Program

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

Attitude towards Israel and Medinat Yisrael


Attitude towards University Studies


Attitude towards Extracurricular Activities


Preparation for Post Israel


The "Successful" Student

Will be a Torah-committed community activist.


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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.


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.
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Courses Offered

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Daily Schedule
3 Sedarim

Language of Instruction
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Ulpan or Hebrew Class


Assessment and Grading

Written and oral exams

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Joint Program

YU, Touro College, Talmudic University of Florida, Hebrew Theological College in Skokie
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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
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Level of Learning Offered
Beginner to Advanced

Hebrew Knowledge Required

Religious Observance Required
Shabbat Observant
Type of American Student
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Overall Number of Students (Kollel, Israeli, Foreign)
100 students

Foreign Student Percentage
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Number of 1st Year American Students
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Number of 2nd Year American Students
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Other Nationalities
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Number of Students per Class
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Living Quarters
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Availability of Private Kitchen Facilities
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Facility use during Shabbat and Yom Tov
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Security Arrangements
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Accrediting Universities
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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

Israel Office
Rabbi Nachy Brickman / Jonathan Speculand
22 Shimon Hatzadik Street, Jerusalem
Phone: (02) 581-8325
Fax: (02) 636-9100