Summer Programs for Seminary Graduates

It is our pleasure to inform you that Neve Yerushalayim is once again offering two exciting and challenging programs: The Post-Shalhevet Program and the Moreshet seminar. Both programs will take place on the Neve campus in Har Nof, Jerusalem from July 8 – August 6, 2003, inclusive.

As in previous years, our eighth annual Post-Shalhevet Program for seminary graduates will draw upon Yerushalayim’s finest teachers to produce a varied, high-quality and intensive learning schedule. Included in our faculty will be: Rabbi Dovid Refson (Dean), Rabbi Dovid Kass (Director, Post-Shalhevet and Moreshet), Rabbi Dovid Abramov, Rabbi Nosson Geisler, Rabbi Yonasson Taub, Rabbi Yehoshua Hartman, Rabbi Leib Kelemen, Rabbi Menachem Nissel, Mrs. Rina Tarshish, and Mrs. Tziporah Heller. We will have our normal array of guest speakers plus some surprise participants yet to be confirmed.

The aim of the Post-Shalhevet program is to challenge Bais Yaakov Seminary graduates simultaneously in the realms of textual learning, hashkafa and mussar . We seek to offer the student who has returned to America with her seminary idealism the opportunity to touch base again with the best Eretz Yisroel has to offer and the chance to appreciate it again in a more realistic light.

Inspired by the success of our year-long Moreshet program which has been in existence for six years, and by our renowned one-week Winter Seminar for teachers, Neve inaugarated a four-week summer program that focuses on chinuch and kiruv. Post-Shalhevet graduates, full-time mechanchot and kiruv workers are the targeted population for this program. This summer, the Moreshet Program will be more stimulating and informative than ever before.

The purpose of Moreshet is to inform and motivate young women to take initiatives to fight the spiritual holocaust affecting so many of our brothers and sisters in Klal Yisroel .

The Moreshet summer program will draw from the regular Moreshet faculty: Rabbi Dovid Refson, Rabbi Dovid Kass, Rabbi Avrohom Edelstein (director of Heritage House), Rabbi Zecharya Greenwald, Rabbi Leib Kelemen, Dr. Judith Mishell, and of course, Mrs. Tziporah Heller.

Students in both programs will share two textual classes: one with Rabbi Meir Treibitz and the second, with Rabbi Dovid Kass, Director of the Programs. Mrs. Zahava Kass, will also teach her Inyanei D’Yoma class in both programs, as well as act as Em HaBayis .

A single one day tiyul to the north of Israel (including Amukah) is included in both programs.

The structure of the programs is as follows: Sunday 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; Sunday-Thursday, (excluding Monday) 3:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

We are only too well aware of the debilitating effects of living and studying in Chutz LaAretz and the manifold pressures you live under; such as shidduchim, a need to earn money in the summer, take summer school courses in college, etc. However, based on our past experience, we can tell you that those who made the effort and the sacrifice to come, learned a great deal and gained real inspiration and chizuk from the program, which stands them in good stead for the entire year.

B’virkas Shalom V’Kol Tuv.

The practical details are as follows:

Dates: July 8 - August 6, 2003

The dorms will be open from Sunday, July 6, 2003, and the last day in the dorms will be Monday, August 11, 2003.

Place: The program takes place at Neve Yerushalayim’s beautiful campus in Har Nof, Jerusalem. Housing is provided in student residence buildings on campus and full meal service is offered in the dining hall. Students may also choose to reside off campus.


Full tuition, room and board (3 meals per day) for four weeks.


Full tuition without room and board


Full tuition with room and no board


Full tuition with board and no room


Full tuition with lunch only (no room)


Morning classes only without room and board


Afternoon classes only without room and board


Morning classes only room and board


Morning classes only with lunch (no room)


Please note that there will be no refunds for meals not taken during the program. Students who only take afternoon classes are not eligible to live or eat on campus.

College Credit: Students must study a minimum of four weeks in the summer school program in order to be eligible for credits. Many North American colleges and universities accept for transfer the credits earned at Neve’s programs. Check with the registrar of your home college to ascertain the school’s policy. 


Upon request, a transcript for courses successfully completed will be issued by the Neve office in Israel* if the student is in good academic and financial standing. The fee for each transcript is U.S. $6.00.


Medical Insurance: Students are urged to obtain, if possible, full medical coverage from home for their stay in Israel. Students, moreover, are required to enroll in an Israeli health plan.  The health plan that provides coverage for hospitalization only (up to 90 days) in cases of injury or serious illness occurring for the first time in Israel, costs U. S. $50. This plan does not cover visits to doctors' offices, the cost of medication, or dental work. Another Israeli health plan that covers hospitalization, doctors’ visits, and prescriptions costs approximately U. S. $1.00 a day. 


To Apply: Download the application here, complete the form and mail to the appropriate* Neve Yerushalayim office together with two photos and a U.S. $20.00 non-refundable application fee. The application form itself may be faxed to the Neve office*, in which case the photos and check should be sent by mail.


Flight Arrangements: Students planning to attend Neve’s programs must make their own flight arrangements. Travel arrangements may be made with any travel agent of the participant’s choosing. Please note that flight plans should not be finalized before acceptance to the program is confirmed.


*Applicants living in North America must be in contact with the Neve Yerushalayim office in America. Applicants living elsewhere must be in contact with Neve Yerushalayim in Israel. See below for office addresses.




In America

In Israel

Neve Yerushalayim

Neve Yerushalayim College

25 Broadway, Suite 403

P. O. Box 43016

New York, NY 10004

Jerusalem, Israel 91430

Tel: (212) 422-1110

Tel: 011-972-2-654-4555

Fax: (212) 785-0898

Fax: 011-972-651-9376



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