Midreshet AMIT seeks to imbue its participants with challenging Torah learning and a commitment to Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael. With a great variety of courses and daily volunteering at Beit Hayeled, our students' days are packed with a combination of exciting learning and intense chesed. It is through these experiences that our students can achieve great heights and become the leaders of tomorrow.
Midreshet AMIT seeks to imbue its participants with challenging Torah learning and a commitment to Am Yisrael and to Eretz Yisrael. With a great variety of courses and daily volunteering at Beit Hayeled, our students' days are packed with a combination of exciting learning and intense chesed. It is through these experiences that our students can achieve great heights and become the leaders of tomorrow.Attitude towards Israel and Medinat Yisrael
Midreshet AMIT is part of the network of AMIT schools and is founded upon the ideals of Tzionut. In the classroom, we offer courses on Zionism, Issues in Modern Israel and a workshop in Israel Advocacy. Out of the classroom, we take trips across the country to expose the students to the variety of communities in Israel. Some of the highlights of the year include the celebration and commemoration of Yom Hashoa, Yom Hazikaron, Yom Haatzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim.Attitude towards University StudiesOur students will be encouraged to broaden their horizons by pursuing a university education. We will encourage our students to be “Kovea Itim l'Torah" and as such find a campus where opportunities for learning can coexist with opportunities for higher education.Attitude towards Extracurricular Activities
An integral part of the program at Midreshet AMIT is serving as a mentor to children at Beit Hayeled. There are one to two hours of required daily volunteering with the foster children in the building. Additional opportunities are available to the students as they live on campus at Beit Hayeled and as such can elect to spend their free time with their foster families. Each student is also required to choose an "out of the building" chesed opportunity. There is a wide variety of options to choose from and students are placed according to their interests.Preparation for Post Israel
At Midreshet AMIT, the students will participate in seminars dealing with religious issues confronted on the college campus. The goal of these programs is to fortify the student with a strong Torah background that also encompasses a respect for the secular world. Additionally, in conjunction with the "Jerusalem U" Israel Advocacy course, the students will learn how to respond to Anti Israel and Anti Semitic challenges that they may encounter on the campus.The "Successful" Student
A successful alumna will take her place in the world committed to Torah learning and active participation in the Jewish community. Through the AMIT experience, our alumni develop a lifelong connection to the Land of Israel.Dress
The students are expected to conform to the school dress code. For details, please consult our website – www.midreshetamit.org.Guidance Personnel
Students and faculty have a warm and close relationship. Our Coordinator of Student Activities is available around the clock to assist the students in any way. Our caring Mechanchot meet each student weekly to talk or learn b'chavruta. Our staff opens their homes to the students regularly for Shabbatot and Chagim.Supervision
As the home of over a hundred children under the care of the Israeli government, Beit Hayeled is in close and direct contact with the proper security apparatus at all times. Our building is monitored 24 hours a day by closed circuit cameras with an armed guard present. The building has a "safe area" on the lower level that can accommodate all of the residents at Beit Hayeled. The safety of our students is of paramount important to us while she is out of the building as well. Therefore, students need to sign out each "Off Shabbat" and provide us the name and phone number of hosts to use in case of emergency. Each student has a cell phone which enables us to text her easily in case of emergency.
Our curriculum is designed to allow each student to pursue her own goals on her own level. Every class period offers a choice of classes in Tanach, Talmud, Halacha and Jewish Thought. Likewise, there are advanced text based classes as well as discussion based classes so that each student can create a schedule that meets her own needs. Along side class, each student can choose to pursue her own interest and goals in the Beit Midrash which is supervised by a member of the faculty. It is quite common for our students to pursue, in their free time, one-on-one chavrutot with the warm and encouraging members of faculty. The wide range of range levels, topics, and learning opportunities allows Midreshet AMIT to become a uniquely open and welcoming community of young women who want to embrace the challenge of transformative chesed and transformative learning.Courses Offered
Please consult our website www.midreshetamit.org for a complete listing of all of our courses offered.Daily ScheduleOur morning begins with
Tefilla and breakfast, followed by Morning Seder. Morning classes are from
9:15am-12:30pm. The afternoon schedule consists of two class periods and one
hour of chesed with the Beit Hayeled children. Actual times vary day to day.
Dinner is at 6:00 pm, and Night Seder is from 8:00-9:15 pm.Language of Instruction
Classes are in English. It is recommended that the student has some background in Hebrew to facilitate communication with the Beit Hayeled children and families.Ulpan or Hebrew Class
An integral part of our program is daily interaction with the children at Beit Hayeled. A basic working knowledge of Hebrew is a necessity and language improvement will take place through language immersion, contact with the children and an elective Ulpan. We offer both an intermediate and an advanced Ulpan.Assessment and Grading
Attendance is mandatory and will be monitored. Grades will be assigned on basis of attendance and participation.Shana Bet
A Shana Bet Program is offered based on student interest.Joint Program
Midreshet AMIT is a Yeshiva University S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program School. We offer an official transcript to all colleges that accept overseas credits.
Director: Mrs. Ilana Gottlieb
Rosh Midrasha: Rabbi Daniel Goldstein
Our faculty reflects a broad spectrum of educators trained in many different Torah institutions and universities. For a complete listing of our current faculty, please consult our website.
Interaction with Israelis
As part of the AMIT network of schools we will visit different communities and schools which reflect Israeli society. Our students will interact daily with the children at Beit Hayeled and their Israeli foster parents. Additionally, there are 25 Bnot Sherut Leumi, Israeli girls who are who are doing their national service at Beit Hayeled.
Special Informal programs
Special "Yimei Iyun" are planned throughout the year on topics such as Modern Orthodoxy, religious Zionism, the college campus, Torah and Science and modern halachic issues. Our students will be exposed to Rabbanim, female scholars, and talent from abroad who will engage the minds and hearts of our students. Our program is enhanced by special celebrations on Rosh Chodesh, Chagim, Yom Ha’atzmaut, and Yom Yerushalayim. Our staff includes program coordinators who plan meaningful and relevant activities.
On our premises there is a basketball court and soccer field. There are gyms and swimming pools in close proximity.
Programming for Shabbat and Yom Tov
Monthly Shabbatonim will be held in different cities or on campus. Our dorm is always open and as such, students may host friends for Shabbat. Home hospitality will always be available from faculty and AMIT friends.
We will enjoy a variety of tiyulim which incorporate Jewish history, past and present, and serve as educational, inspirational, and fun bonding experiences. Three times during the year we go on exciting overnight tiyulim to different parts of Eretz Yisrael.
Intermediate and AdvancedHebrew Knowledge Required
Most shiurim are in English.Religious Observance Required
An orthodox woman who exhibits a positive attitude toward Torah and Mitzvot and who is motivated to learn and grow in all areas.
American, Canadian, Australian and British students.
Type of American StudentWe currently have 60 young women from all over the US, Canada, England, Australia and South Africa. Students arrive from cities throughout New York and New Jersey as well as cities such as Stamford, Chicago, Baltimore, Silver Spring, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Boca Raton, Miami, Cleveland, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, Philadelphia. Other students arrive from Canada, London, South Africa and even Australia.
Overall Number of Students (Kollel, Israeli, Foreign)6
Foreign Student Percentage
Number of 1st Year American Students
60Number of 2nd Year American Students
British, Canadian, Australian
Number of Students per Class
Class size ranges from 5-25. Students register for their classes of choice and therefore class size spans the range.
Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is 95,000 Israeli shekel. All students are entitled to a $500 grant from MASA. Midreshet AMIT offers need-based financial aid.
Mrs. Ilana Gottlieb, Director
Gilo, Jerusalem 93841
Phone: (02) 645-0435
Fax: (02) 676-7822
US Line: 646-484-8982
500 West 185th Street
New York, NY 10033
500 West 185th Street
New York, NY 10033
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