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Neve School of General Jewish Studies (SGJS)

Including Mechina and Pre-Shalhevet

Summer Program

June 10-August 11, 2003




Start of Mini Session

Tues. June 10

10 Sivan

End of Mini Session

Tues. June 17

17 Sivan

Start of Regular Summer Session 2003

Wed. June 18

18 Sivan

Shivah Asar B’Tammuz (half-day classes)

Thurs. July 17

17 Tammuz

Tisha B’Av

Thurs. August 7

9 Av

End of Regular Summer Program and SGJS

       School Year (2002-2003)            


Mon. August 11


13 Av

Tu B’Av

Wed. August 13

15 Av

Start of SGJS Academic Year 2003-2004/5764

Mon. September 1

4 Elul


Mini Session – June 10-17, 2003
Regular Program - June 18 - August 11, 2003

(For information about Post-Shalhevet and Moreshet Programs, click here,).


The Summer Program at the Neve School of General Jewish Studies is a full-time Jewish studies program designed for the inquiring Jewish woman interested in deepening her knowledge of Judaism. Participants come with varying backgrounds of Jewish education, ranging from minimal to highly advanced. All share, however, a desire to enhance the spiritual dimension of their lives. The program is open to Jewish women ages 19 and over. Offered on levels from beginners to advanced, the program meets each student’s needs with flexibility.


Students may come, with permission, later and/or stay beyond the end of the summer program. However, Neve requires a minimum stay of three-full weeks of the full-time study program. Please contact the appropriate* Neve office to arrange other dates.


Place: The program takes place at Neve Yerushalayim’s beautiful campus in Har Nof, Jerusalem. Housing is provided in student residence buildings on campus. (Those over 30 years of age need special permission to reside in dormitories.) Students may also choose to reside off campus. Full meal service is offered in Neve’s dining hall.


Cost: Fee for the eight-week program for tuition, room, and full meal service is $2,200 ($1,100 per month/$275 per week) not including airfare. Those unable to pay full tuition may apply for financial aid in the appropriate section of the application.


Schedule: A full-time program of classes covering a wide range of Jewish studies is given Sundays through Thursdays. The program includes lectures, small-group discussions, and one-to-one study, as well as these highlights:


v      Special programs and guest lectures on current social, ideological, and political issues in Israel

v      Multi-level Hebrew Ulpan

v      Full and half-day tours throughout Israel to places of religious, historical, and current interest; scenic areas; national parks; etc.

v      Shabbat programs including home hospitality in different communities, group programs on campus, and home hospitality by faculty members

Sample of Topics Covered in the Neve Summer Program:




Jewish Laws and Customs and The Meaning Behind Them; Role of Women in Judaism; Free Will vs. Determinism; Jews and Non-Jews; Human Potential in Judaism; Jewish Mysticism; Existence of G-d; Judaism and Science; Philosophy of Jewish Prayer; Sources in Jewish Law; Classical Texts in Jewish Thought.




Language and Concepts of Biblical Texts; Parshat HaShavua (weekly Torah portion); Rabbinic texts such as Ethics of the Fathers; Midrash and Commentaries.




Kashrut and Its Spiritual Relevance; Shabbat and Holiday Observances; Jewish Law in Relation to Contemporary Issues; The Soul of Jewish Law; Transmission of the Oral Tradition.




Modern Hebrew (spoken and written); Classical Hebrew Texts; Meaning and Mechanics of the Prayerbook.




The Holocaust; Meaning of Jewish Nationhood and Its History in the Land of Israel; Historical Verification of the Torah.


Study Programs: The study program is offered on six levels:


·         Introductory Mechina Level: Assumes little or no previous Jewish studies. A wide range of classes in all areas of Jewish studies, with emphasis on philosophy and practice. 

·         Four Intermediate Neve Levels: For students who have had some Jewish studies background. Instruction is given in improving textual learning skills, in addition to the topics mentioned above.

·         Pre-Shalhevet: For those with advanced Hebrew textual skills, who are able to study text sources independently or with the help of a study partner or tutor. Combination of classes and small group study sessions.


Tutorials: Optional one-to-one tutorials are available to students on all levels in subjects of their choosing in the afternoon and evening hours.


Faculty: Neve Yerushalayim College faculty includes some of the most renowned personalities in Jewish education today, including Mrs. Tziporah Heller; Rabbi Leib Kelemen; Rabbi Yaakov Levi; Rabbi Menachem Nissel; Rabbi Dovid Refson; Rabbi Hanoch Teller; and others from Israel, Europe, the United States and elsewhere.


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 the Neve School of General Jewish Studies. Check with the registrar of your home college to ascertain the school’s policy. 


Upon request, a transcript for courses successfully completed at the Neve School of General Jewish Studies 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
Neve Yerushalayim
25 Broadway, Suite 403
New York, NY 10004
Tel: (212) 422-1110
Fax: (212) 785-0898


In Israel
Neve Yerushalayim School of

General Jewish Studies

P.O.B. 43016
Jerusalem, Israel
Tel 011-972-2-654-4531 Admissions Office

Tel 011-972-2-654-4555 Main Office

Fax: 011-972-2-651-9376


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