Everything you need to know about:

The Sefardi Program

What is it?

A community of Sefardi young men exploring their heritage and discovering how Torah learning leads one to a successful life. 

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How long is it?

10 days to 10 months. We have a variety of trips during the year as well as a daily routine of learning. 

Price?

Each trip has it’s own, subsidized price 

Enrollment in the regular program is $1,600 per month, including room and board.* 

*Many subsidies available

When can I start?

Trips are during winter vacation, summer vacation (June/July) and Elul for Selichot. 

The regular program has rolling admissions.

Nate Davenport

“The best thing about Aish is the complete growth mindset that every single person in the yeshiva has.”

Nate Davenport

Who is it for?

Sefardi men from the ages of 20+ looking for Torah learning that will help them connect to a healthier, empowered, successful life. 

  • Sefardi men from the ages of 20+ looking for Torah learning that will help them connect to a healthier, empowered, successful life.
  • Want the opportunity to focus on personal development and growth
  • Want to integrate Jewish values and spiritual practices into their lives

Discover Yourself.

Discover your heritage.

Discover Torah Secrets to success in life.

Aish Sefardi Program Student Life

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Live in the Old City:

talk about life in old city, the campus, food, the kotel etc.

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Jewish wisdom:

talk about topics covered, great rabbis etc.

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authentic sefardi:

talk about what makes this program great for sefardim  

The full program features:

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Foundations classes:

From absolute beginner gemara classes, up to mainstream-yeshiva level. Progress through the levels at your own pace.

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Sefardi Heritage Classes:

The fascinating world of Halacha, Chumash, Navi, Mussar, Hashkafa and Chassidus. All studied from classic and renowned sources.

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Hilulas:

Learn to speak, read, and write Hebrew from one of the most popular teachers at Aish.

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shabbatons:

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.

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relationships & Middot:

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.

sefardi program trips feature:

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visits to chachamim:

From absolute beginner gemara classes, up to mainstream-yeshiva level. Progress through the levels at your own pace.

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sefardi halacha and mussar:

The fascinating world of Halacha, Chumash, Navi, Mussar, Hashkafa and Chassidus. All studied from classic and renowned sources.

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discovery & essentials:

Learn to speak, read, and write Hebrew from one of the most popular teachers at Aish.

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shabbatons:

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.

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explore israel and learn hebrew:

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.

natan-layfman

“Aish offers incredible variety and options beyond gemara. The inspiration and relevance of Jewish wisdom to my daily life is amazing.”

Natan Loyfman

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.

TimingTask
9:15-9:45AM
  • Jewish Prayer - R’ Dov Ber Cohen
  • Torah Fire - R' Shmuel Zucker
10:00AM-12:15PMTalmud [Five Levels]
12:25PM-1PM
  • Topics in Judaism - R’ Yitzchok Berkovits
  • Halacha [Three Levels]
1PMLunch
1:30PMMincha
3PM-4PM
  • Self Development - R’ Dov Ber Cohen
  • Chassidut - R’ Moshe Chaim Eade
  • Hebrew Level II - R’ Chaim Gogek
  • Rambam - R’ Yaakov Palatnick
  • Halacha Crash Course - R’ Avraham Elbaz
4PM-5PM
  • Hebrew Level 1 - R’ Chaim Gogek
  • Tanakh - R’ Moshe Leader
  • Talmud [Intermediate I & II / Advanced]
5PM-6PM
  • Chumash - R’ Moshe Leader
  • Rambam - R’ Asher Resnick
  • Talmud [Intermediate I & II / Advanced]
6PM-6:30PM1-on-1 Learning

Other Programs

Other programs on the Aish Jerusalem campus.

Discovery

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.

Habla español?

For more information about our programs for Spanish speakers, contact yeshiva@aish.com