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Tiferet Yerushalayim—S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program

Goal of the Program

To help students form a relationship with Hashem and the Torah that will instruct their actions and lives. To help students recognize their strengths, abilities, and place in the world so they can live productive, Jewish, self-aware, reflective lives. To help them pursue, attain, disseminate, and apply the wisdom of the Torah throughout their live in the personal, communal, and professional spheres.

Hashkafa
Goal of Program
To help students form a relationship with Hashem and the Torah that will instruct their actions and lives. To help students recognize their strengths, abilities, and place in the world so they can live productive, Jewish, self-aware, reflective lives. To help them pursue, attain, disseminate, and apply the wisdom of the Torah throughout their live in the personal, communal, and professional spheres.

Attitude towards Israel and Medinat Yisrael

Very positive. We foster students’ appreciation of Hashem’s gift to us in the form of this incredible opportunity we have to be in Eretz Yisroel, gratitude towards those who protect Am Yisroel, and also to appreciate Eretz Yisroel and its inhabitants. The Yeshiva has special programming on Yom Yerushalayim, Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut. In addition the Yeshiva works with a special Israel syllabus to incorporate Israel focused lessons into the curriculum.

Attitude towards University Studies

Positive. Our alumni attend universities throughout the US including, but not limited to, Yeshiva University and Landers College. Students are encouraged to pursue their profession of choice together with a lifelong commitment to learning and living Torah.

Attitude towards Extracurricular Activities

The Yeshiva facilitates travel and logistics so that students can participate in chesed programs once a week. We also coordinate an annual blood drive with Magen David Adom.

Tiyulim and barbecues also provide opportunities for informal staff-student interaction.

The students are encouraged to exercise, and they organize Yeshiva sports teams, including football, basketball, and baseball.

The Yeshiva students also participate (with much success) in the annual Battle of the Bands.

Preparation for Post Israel

Private, personal meetings with each and every student, class discussions, lectures, and a panel program are devoted to preparing our students for their return to America with its attendant challenges.

The "Successful" Student

The successful alumnus, regardless of future endeavor, career path, or profession he chooses, has laid the groundwork for a lifetime of learning and will continually strive to live with an awareness of Hashem in his life.

Dress

Students must be dressed respectfully during shiurim and davening, i.e., shirts with collars and buttons and respectable pants and footwear. No t-shirts, shorts or sweats in the Beis Medrash or shiurim.

Guidance Personnel

Rebbeim, hanhala,and madrichim are available for individual discussions and counseling. The strong bond that develops between the rebbeim and the students is a major component in the outstanding success that Yeshiva Tiferet has enjoyed.

When deemed necessary, staff – in consultation with parents – refers and suggests professional intervention.

Supervision

Attendance is taken at sedarim. Curfew is checked at 12:30am. The Yeshiva has a zero tolerance policy towards the use of controlled substances. At least one, and usually two madrichim, are in the dormitory every evening and over weekends.
Curriculum
Makeup
Talmud study constitutes approximately two thirds of the students’ formal learning schedule.

Courses Offered
In addition to Talmud, afternoon seder options include subjects such as Tanakh, Mishnah, Contemporary Halacha, Jewish Philosophy, Biur Tefilla, and Ta’amei Ha’mitzvoth.

Daily Schedule
Shacharis: 7:30AM Halacha seder following tefilla, breakfast.
First seder: 9:30AM – 1PM
Lunch and break: 1:00 – 3:00PM
Second seder (1st half): 3:00 – 4:15PM
Mincha: 4:15PM
Second seder (2nd half): 4:30 – 5:45PM
Dinner and break: 5:45 – 8:00PM
Night seder: 8:00 – 10:00PM
Maariv
Optional shiur/ seder: 10:15 – 11:00pm.

Language of Instruction
English

Ulpan or Hebrew Class

Weekly Ulpan

Assessment and Grading

Students are graded based on attendance, participation, and occasional tests.

Shana Bet

Shana Bet is encouraged for students who have demonstrated that they utilize their time in Yeshiva wisely.

Joint Program

Joint programs with YU, Touro, Talmudic University of Florida, and Hebrew Theological College (Skokie).
Staff
Rabbi Chananya Greenwald, Rosh Yeshiva
Rabbi Don Perkal, Mashgiach
Rabbi Avraham Rosedale, 2nd Year Mashgiach
Rabbi Ari Zaidoff, Night Seder Mashgiach
Rabbi Yechiel Buchler, Programs
Extra-Curricular Activities
Interaction with Israelis
An average of 1 tiyul per month. Students are not encouraged to be involved politically in Israel but there are ample opportunities for interaction with the hundreds of Israelis on campus.

Special Informal programs
Guest speakers, extra learning incentive programs, Melavei Malka, Rosh Chodesh seudot.

Sports Facilities
There is a weight room, ping-pong room, indoor basketball court (gym), music room and outdoor basketball courts.

Programming for Shabbat and Yom Tov
Every second Shabbos is an In-Shabbos. There are several shabbatonim in various communities across Eretz Yisroel each year. Extra tiyulim are available during chol hamoed. Students who need assistance with placements for Shabbos or Yom Tov are offered home hospitality. Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeres, Simchas Torah, and Shavuos are spent in Yeshiva.

Field Trips
1 tiyul per month.
Eligibility
Level of Learning Offered
Intermediate to Advanced - familiarity with Aramaic and Talmudic terminology and concepts is necessary.

Hebrew Knowledge Required
Intermediate - shiurim are in English but are liberally sprinkled with Hebrew phrases and terms.

Religious Observance Required
Commitment to Torah and mitzvos.
Population
Type of American Student
Students from across the US and Canada. Schools, e.g., JEC, South Shore, Yavneh, Valley Torah, TA Baltimore, HANC, Maimonides, Skokie, YULA, etc.

Overall Number of Students (Kollel, Israeli, Foreign)
85

Foreign Student Percentage
0%

Number of 1st Year American Students
50

Number of 2nd Year American Students
25

Other Nationalities
Canadian

Number of Students per Class
10
Accommodations
Living Quarters
3 to a room. Rooms are carpeted, split level rooms with separate work and living areas. The yeshiva is located on the campus of Boys Town Jerusalem,in Bayit Vegan, Jerusalem.

Availability of Private Kitchen Facilities
There are refrigerators and vending machines in the dormitory.

Facility use during Shabbat and Yom Tov
Dormitory is open all year.

Curfew
12:30AM

Security Arrangements
There is gated security at all entrances to the complex. All students have cell phones connected by network to the administration.
History
Since its founding in 1997, Tiferet has provided a quality education for students seeking a Yeshiva that presents the inspirational elements of Torah without shortchanging the intellectual rigor of classic Talmud study. Located on the campus of Boystown Jerusalem in Bayit Vegan, Jerusalem, the Yeshiva has grown steadily and has established a reputation as a unique Yeshiva that challenges students to confront themselves and to reach beyond the easy clichés and banality so pervasive in contemporary culture that can prevent them from reaching their potential.
Accrediting Universities
Yeshiva University

Lander/Touro,

Talmudic University of Florida

Hebrew Theological College of Skokie
Tuition
Tuition: $21,000 includes dormitory, meals, instruction and tiyulim
Additional Information
Yeshiva Tiferet seeks students who are motivated to leave their mark on the world, who aspire to make a difference. The Yeshiva imbues its students with a love of learning Torah through its talented and dedicated staff of Rebbeim who work with various aspects of a student's personality and character to help him fulfill his potential as a concerned and committed Jew.

The loyalty and devotion of the alumni, who represent all segments of Jewish life, to the Yeshiva eloquently testifies that the Yeshiva is succeeding in its mission. Our annual Alumni Retreat in the U.S. is attended by hundreds of alumni from the most recent graduates to the original founding students of the Yeshiva’s first year.
Contact Information

Tiferet Yerushalayim
U.S. Office
Rabbi J. Werfel
28 Park Avenue
Monsey, NY 10952
Phone: (718) 874-9406
Fax: (516) 504-9567
Email: office@tiferet.org.il 

Israel Office
Rabbi Chananya Greenwald
24/5 Hakablan
Jerusalem
Phone: (02) 643-7860
Fax: (02) 644-6553
Email: office@tiferet.org.il
www.tiferet.org.il