What is it?
A program that empowers students to explore Judaism and master independent learning of Torah texts. Students receive personal guidance from dedicated staff members, enabling them to chart their own unique, authentic Jewish path.
How long is it?
2-3 months minimum.
Most students stay for six months to one year.
$1,600 per month, including room and board.*
*Many subsidies available
“The best thing about Aish is the complete growth mindset that every single person in the yeshiva has.”
Who is it for?
The Beis Midrash program is for Jewish men who:
The Beis Midrash program core curriculum features:
From absolute beginner gemara classes, up to mainstream-yeshiva level. Progress through the levels at your own pace.
The fascinating world of Halacha, Chumash, Navi, Mussar, Hashkafa and Chassidus. All studied from classic and renowned sources.
Learn to speak, read, and write Hebrew from one of the most popular teachers at Aish.
Each group receives bi-weekly lectures on Jewish philosophy as well as a weekly address to the entire Yeshiva by the Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Yitzchak Berkovits.
Each student is assigned a personal mentor from among the staff to guide him on everything relevant to his growth in yeshiva and life in general.
We may be the People of the Book, but there’s a rich and vibrant world beyond the texts.
Here are some of the other experiences our students encounter.
Trips around Israel:
Once a month we go on a trip to popular destinations here in our Holy Land - places like Tzfat, beaches, biking and hiking trips.
Our overnights each summer and winter are always a highlight.
Thursday night ‘Tish’:
One of our rabbis leads a candlelit ‘tish’ with good food, singing and dancing each week. Talented students have put together a band to make it even more awesome. It’s become such a popular experience, dozens of students from other yeshivas squeeze in to get a taste of the fun!
gym on campus:
Aish houses an on-campus gym for use at minimal cost. Students often organize pick-up basketball and soccer games at courts in the Old City. Jerusalem also offers fully equipped gyms within walking distance.
One Shabbat each month is an ‘In-Shabbat’, when a selection of Aish rabbis and their families join the yeshiva. Staying for Shabbat in Jerusalem’s Old City is a uniquely powerful, uplifting, and altogether unforgettable experience.
For the other three Shabbats, students are encouraged to spend the meals at the homes of local families or staff, or they can travel to experience Shabbat in other cities.
The yeshiva can help place students with host families for these meals. Many of our students grow so close to these families, they stay in touch for years to come.
“Aish offers incredible variety and options beyond gemara. The inspiration and relevance of Jewish wisdom to my daily life is amazing.”
Current Course Offerings
These are the current offerings for each scheduling time slot. Students are assisted in choosing the curriculum that fits their interests and goals. Prerequisites apply to some courses.
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Other programs on the Aish Jerusalem campus.
The Foundations Program
A three month deep-dive into the foundations of Torah and living a Jewish life.
What is it? A custom-built Torah learning experience in a no-pressure environment. With classes on topics across the spectrum of Torah thought, Hebrew classes and off-site trips, students find their time in the program thought-provoking and profoundly enriching.
Who is it for? Jewish men aged 20 - 30. Application form necessary.
How long is it? Three months.
When is it? Contact us to find out the next start date for the Foundations program.
The Gesher Program
Post high-school yeshiva program.
What is it? A post high-school yeshiva program that familiarizes students with the core concepts of Torah Judaism, helps them build confidence in studying Torah texts and instills in them a passion for Judaism that carries them through college, and beyond!
Who is it for? Post high-school boys with a modern Orthodox background. Application form necessary.
How long is it? One academic year - September to June. Options to stay for Shana Bet/Gimmel
The Gesher women Program
Post high-school seminary program.
What is it? A unique educational experience for post high school women looking to deepen their connection to Judaism and live more thoughtful, spiritual and impactful lives. A blend of high level learning, world-class educators, authenticity, as well as passion will inspire growth, develop leadership potential and challenge the intellect, cultivating the next generation of Jewish women who will influence the Jewish future.
Who is it for? Post high-school girls with a modern Orthodox background. Application form necessary.
How long is it? One academic year - September to June. Options to stay for Shana Bet.
The Discovery Seminar
What is it? Over the course of a day, join us at a full day of fundamentals of Jewish philosophy, truly powerful classes on evidence for the Divine origin of the Torah.
Who is it for? Men. Women. Religious. Non-religious. Jewish. Non-Jewish. No application form necessary.
How long is it? One day - 9:45am - 5:00pm.
When is it? Contact us to find out when the next Discovery Seminar will be held.