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Jerusalem Study Programs

I am the educational director of our local JCC and I often get requests for information about Jewish study programs in Jerusalem. Do you have a comprehensive list that you can send me?

The Aish Rabbi Replies:

I don’t know if this is a comprehensive list, but it’s a good start:

For beginners, perhaps the best educational program in Jerusalem is "Essentials" run by Aish HaTorah. It is directed for men in their 20s. Nevertheless, anyone is welcome to drop in and take a class. http://israel.aish.com/essentials/ There is also comparable women's program called "Jewel" – www.jewel4women.com/.

And of course the world-famous Discovery seminar is offered regularly in Jerusalem – www.aish.com/dis/

For men over 35, check out Bircas HaTorah – www.bircas.org/, or Machon Daniel – www.machondaniel.org/.

For women over 35, check out Eyaht – http://aish.com/progsisrael/, or She'arim – www.shearim.com.

Aish’s Executive Learning Center (ELC) offers a personalized curriculum to explore political, spiritual and personal issues, where one can also get a quantum leap in their Hebrew/Jewish textual skills. Hundreds of visitors to Jerusalem enhance their Israel experience with a tailor-made learning schedule – for an hour, a day, a week. Get more info online at: www.aish.com/elc/

For a place to stay, try the Heritage House Jewish Youth Hostel, located in the Old City of Jerusalem, close to the Western Wall. It's ideal for young Jewish men and women while touring Israel – and it's free! Go to www.heritage.org.il/

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