School Profiles

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    Kol Hadassa

    The central goal of Kol Hadassa is to guide the girls towards achieving an accredited high school diploma via the Penn Foster program. The staff works with the students in both individual and group settings. Once the girls have earned their diploma, they prepare for the psychometric exam that will enable them to apply to Israeli higher education programs.

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    Yeshivat Bnei Akiva Ra’anana

    Beit Sefer Bnei Akiva Raanana is conveniently located in the heart of Raanana. Founded in 1959, the Yeshiva currently has a total 300 students, from grades 7-12 and is under the leadership of Rav Ephraim Zik.

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    The King Solomon School

    The King Solomon School is a Jewish, bilingual and International school in the center of Israel. It is located in Ramat Hasharon in the Kfar Hayarok. The school has a pre-school and will be opening 1st-3rd grade in September 2014. Both religious and non-religious students are welcome.

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    Tzofiah

    It addresses the needs of religious girls who have already slipped far from their social fabric and school system. Tzofiah provides a therapeutic, residential home environment. Offers American adolescent girls from religious homes a fully comprehensive learning environment that also caters to the individual, emotional and special needs of its students. The nurturing, open, and safe family-structured environment, allows each Tzofiah student the freedom to grow at her own pace, without the pressure of living up to superimposed expectations.

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    Torat Eliyahu – Beit Yaakov

    Torat Eliyahu is a Beit Yaakov school with a warm, family-like atmosphere. Beit Yaakov Torat Eliyahu provides individualized attention and strives to nurture each child’s unique strengths.

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    Talmud Torah Binat Natan

    Binat Natan was established to fill the needs of those students who may fall between the cracks of a typical classroom due to size, pressure or learning difficulties, such as ADD.
    Special attention is paid to each student’s educational needs by a warm and specially trained staff.

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    Roi Klein, Raanana

    Roi Klein provides a comprehensive curriculum in Judaic and secular studies yet is different from a Yeshiva High School in which a greater amount of time is dedicated to Judaic studies. The school is compromised of both modern Orthodox and traditional families.

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    Reishit

    In Reishit, there are a variety of students. They include children with Down Syndrome and autism, as well as children with emotional disabilities. There are also gifted children who have strong academic and artistic skills.

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    Reishit

    Reishit offers creative education for children who would like to learn in a more non-traditional setting. Students are placed in learning centers according to intellectual level. Secular subjects are taught in the learning centers and are based on Torani themes as well as the seasons of the year. There are many trips to places that are connected to the curriculum. Animal therapy and ecological studies are offered. Also . There are two classes per grade which lends the schools a family feeling.
    First preference is given to Gush Etzion families and registration closes early due to high demand.

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    Ohr Chodosh

    OhrChodosh has a very successful, yet specific program set up for boys 16.5 – 19. Boys must be drug free and shomerShabbos. Minyan is mandatory. The learning is very individualized, with short shiurim. There are Kollel guys who learn with the boys one on one every morning as well. Vocational training in the afternoons includes carpentry/woodworking and music (full recording studio on premises). Evening programs include computers (web design, flash media) gym facilities, Red Cross medical training, and more. Tiyulim play an active role in the curriculum. Full dorm, with full supervision.

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    Midrash Shmuel

    Midrash Shmuel is primarily a yeshiva for boys from abroad. The yeshiva is designed to be an intensive, yet balanced environment for the advanced development of its students. As a result it is somewhat flexible to accommodate individual requirements. This applies to both the personal studies and wider development of the student. Shiurim are all in English.

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    GED Course – Touro College

    The GED class at Crossroads provides all of the materials and helps the students study and sign up for the exam. The GED Crossroads course is set up as an independent study program.

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    Ohr Torah Stone Banim- Ramot

    Ohr Torah is a Yeshiva high school offering intensive Jewish studies emphasizing the relevance of Torah to modern life as well as a high level of secular studies, including technology, communications and the arts.

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    Beit Shulamit

    Beit Shulamit junior high & high school offers a Judaic and general studies curriculum with a full Bagrut track. The school staff strives to inculcate in the students good Middot (character traits), integrity, Hessed, and the value of modesty in dress and behavior. It is under the spiritual supervision of Rav Neventzal.

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    Pninei Chein

    Pninei Chein offers its students a Beit Yaakov Torah environment while enabling them to earn a full Bagrut certificate. It is a good option for Haredi families who want their daughters to be able to continue on to higher education. Bagrut majors include biology, computer science and graphic design. Many extra-curricular activities are offered to the students including a school play, Shabbatons, a mid-winter retreat, a Purim carnival and a Havruta learning program. The students are encouraged to study for their undergraduate degree in religious women’s colleges such as the Michlala in Bayit Vegan. Most of the students come from Magen Avot elementary school while there are a few from other schools as well.

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    Yeshivat Shaalvim – Naale

    The students in the Naale program are integrated with students in Yeshivat Shaalavim high school, as well as with students in the other Naale programs. The Naale staff works with each boy on an individual basis to make sure they are achieving their potential academically, socially and religiously. The close knit student body support one another in their transition into the program and form relationships that remain after their high school years.

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    Beit Chana – Naale

    The Naale program was designed to encourage youth from abroad to study in Israel during their high school years. The course of study is to earn the Bagrut Certificate. The North American division, known as the Elite Academy Program, has the following schools.

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    Mosenson Youth Village/ Boarding School – Naale

    The Mosenson campus has been home to the Naale Elite program for 8 years, educating high school students who have come to Israel without their family. In 2012, they opened their program to high school Olim who have family in the country and do not want to live in a dormitory. The students are able to participate in all of the the courses that the Naale program offers, including their ulpan.

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    AMIT Maale Adumim- Girls

    MIT Ma’ale Adumim High School for Girls began the 2010/11 academic year with an enrollment of approximately 215 students in grades 7 through 12. The student body is characterized by a broad spectrum of ethnic backgrounds and socio-economic levels. Run on the principles of egalitarianism and integration, diversity in the students’ backgrounds is considered a key value.

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    Ohr Moshe

    Ohr Moshe is a high school catering to English-speaking Olim who have found it difficult to integrate into the mainstream Israeli school system. The school offers small classes, individual attention and personalized learning programs. The aim of the Limudei Kodesh program is to enable students to develop a genuine love of Torah and passion for Yiddishkeit which will accompany them throughout their lives. A full secular studies program is offered, with the goal of preparing students for the Bagrut exams.

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    Ohr Menachem Chabad Boys, Tzefat

    Ohr Menachem Boys Chabad in Tzfat was established more than thirty years ago under the directives of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. The school puts a strong emphasis on Limudei Kodesh classes, and lesser emphasis on secular subjects. The boys learn math, Hebrew, science, sports, and English (through sixth grade). The school is a Mamlachti-Dati school, meaning that it is fully under the auspices of Misrad Hachinuch.

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    Ulpanat Eyal Barama, Nov, Golan

    Ulpanat Eyal Barama is a small girls’ religious dormitory high school located on Moshav Nov in the Golan. The students come from all over Israel, with approximately one third living in the Golan and the North of Israel. Students spend one Shabbat per month at the Ulpana. Girls from the Golan do not need to sleep week nights in the dorm, though they, too, each have a bed and share a room. The Ulpana caters especially to girls who are looking for a small, warm, family-like atmosphere. It also specializes in helping girls with special learning needs.

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    Noam School, Tzefat

    The Noam school in Tzefat, or Beit Sefer Noam, offers a warm, caring environment for its students, coupled with a strong Torani atmosphere and a serious academic program in both secular and Jewish subjects. It is achievement-oriented and academically-oriented, and the students achieve higher than average grades. Side by side with this, the school organizes music and arts classes, as well as many extra curricular events and experiential activities for the students throughout the year. The school was founded over 20 years ago, and moved into its current building just five years ago, with separate girls and boys branches.

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    Ulpanat Gila, Katzrin

    Ulpanat Gila in Katzrin, under the auspices of the Sha’alei Torah Garin Torani, opened with its first class of 24 ninth grade girls in September, 2011. Plans are to add one grade each year, so that by 2014, the school will have grades 9-12. The students come from all over the Golan, and the teaching staff is motivated and dedicated.

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    Amit Girls Tzefat, Netiv Ulpanit, Tzefat

    The Amit Girls’ School in Tzefat is divided into two tracks: the Ulpanit, which puts a large emphasis on Torah learning, and the “New Track,” which accepts girls from a variety of backgrounds. The schools, though sharing a common executive directorship, are housed in separate buildings, each with its own principal and its own characteristics.

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    Mamad Harova

    Mamad Harova, overlooking Har Hazeitim, accepts students from all over the city – it is not restricted by district. Privately arranged transportation services transport the children from neighborhoods such as Baka, Katamon, Kiryat Moshe, and Talpiot.

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    Amital – Mamad Torani (Homat Shmuel)

    For an introduction to this school, please see the school’s video on YouTube. This school, named in memory of Rav Yehuda Amital z”l, The Jewish school, Rabbi Amital moth was established three years ago. The school works collaboratively with the yeshiva in Alon Shevut, where Rabbi Amital served as Rosh Yeshiva and we are fortune throughout the year to participate in events and activities with students and rabbis at the yeshiva. The school emphasizes the values of Torah learning to educational excellence and a good atmoshphere.

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    Efrata Talpaz

    Mamad Efrata Talpaz is a small, new school that provides a dual curriculum of Judaic and secular studies. Rich academic and extra-curricular programming is an intrinsic part of the school environment. Parents are encouraged to take an active role in the school.

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    Netivot Yoram

    Netivot Yoram is a music school in Beer Sheva. The concept of this school is that music develops children’s total senses and makes them more aware of their environment, engaging their concentration and advancing their academic capabilities. Throughout the day, there is always some kind of music instruction taking place, and the program is rounded out by various classes in dance and sports

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    Sadnat Shiluv

    This Mamlachti-Dati (National-Religious) school is geared towards students ages 10-21. Many were not successful in the standard education system due to learning, emotional and/or behavioral disabilities.

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    Yerushalayim Torah Academy for Boys

    The goal of the school is to help English speaking boys acclimate to the Israeli school system. The school is approved by the Ministry of Education, and is part of Yeshivat Netiv Meir.

    Language of instruction: YTA offers a range of options:
    English instruction with Hebrew texts, shiurim in easy Hebrew, Hebrew instruction (classes with Netiv Meir).Our goal is to insure that each student continues to excel academically while learning Hebrew at his own pace.

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    Mamad Kaiser

    This new elementary school, which services the Kaiser neighborhood, offers a dual curriculum of Judaic and general studies.

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    Ahavat Yisrael Ulpana Girls, RBS 7-11

    The Ulpana prides itself on the attention that it gives to each student and on the staff’s creative approach to Torah education.

    There is a strong emphasis on academic excellence. Students are offered an accelerated track in science, math and Hebrew language. In parallel, there are many extra-curricular activities throughout the school year including seminars, Shabbatons, a school play and one-day trips.

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    AMIT Modiin Junior High School (Boys)

    The AMIT boys school, which seeks to foster a heterogeneous religious community, offers a comprehensive Judaic and general studies curriculum. The school’s slogan is “Lilmod, L’chvod, Ul’haamin”- to learn, to honor and to believe. Their approach to interdisciplinary studies is to promote a creative and innovative experience in learning.

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    Ahavat Yisrael (Rappaport) Girls, RBS 1-6

    The school offers a dual curriculum in both Judaic and secular studies. The school has high religious standards, viewing Torah and Mitzvot as the center of life and education. Families are not allowed to own televisions. Students are involved in Chesed programs and special school activities that engender sensitivity to the needs of the Jewish people and to the needs of their local community. The school is particularly proud of their participation in the national Tanach project.

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    Ahavat Yisrael (Rappaport) Boys, RBS 7-12

    The educational and religious philosophy of the Yeshiva follows that of the elementary school. The boys are taught to love learning Torah while acquiring skills to become active members of society. A full Bagrut program is an integral part of the curriculum. Bagrut majors include: Land of Israel studies, electronics and computers. Graduates of Ahavat Yisrael elementary school are not automatically accepted to the Yeshiva; rather, they need to submit an application.

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    Ahavat Yisrael (Rappaport) Boys, Ramot Jerusalem

    Ahavat Yisrael is one of the unique schools in the country that is classified as Chardal: Charedi Dati Leumi. Their philosophy is to adhere to an open Charedi approach to Halacha and lifestyle, while at the same time leaving the possibility for army service and university studies as a goal.

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    GED Courses

    The GED class at Crossroads provides all of the materials and helps the students study and sign up for the exam. The GED Crossroads course is set up as an independent study program.

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    Yerushalayim Torah Academy for Girls

    The goal of YTA is to ensure a successful absorption for new immigrants in high school by focusing on each individual student’s needs. The school provide a warm, caring environment which prepares English speaking girls for life in Israel. While there are new Olim in the school, most of the students have been in Israel for a few years.

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    Matara

    Matara is a Jewish Residential Treatment Center for adolescent boys aged 14 to 18. The students and staff come from almost every continent around the globe.

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    Bais Yaakov Bnos Malka

    Beis Yaakov Bnos Malka takes an integrative and child-centered approach to education. Therefore, lessons are designed to maximally engage the child and skills are built in a developmentally appropriate fashion. Teachers work together to integrate both skills and content in both the Judaic and general studies curriculum. There is an emphasis on Hebrew enrichment.

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    Mesivta Beit Shemesh

    The Mesivta of Beit Shemesh is a boys’ high school that offers its students high-level Limudei Kodesh and incorporates a general studies curriculum leading to a Bagrut degree- all in a warm Yeshiva environment (American style). The daily schedule includes Iyun Seder in the morning, Bekiyus in the afternoon and Night Seder followed by Maariv.

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    Mamad Gonenim

    The school was founded through the initiative of a group of young families who have moved into the the Gonenim (Katamonim) area over the past few years. It is presently being housed in the Rasko neighborhood.

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    Shema Center for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, Haifa

    Shema’s services are available throughout the country, with this particular branch of the organization serving Haifa and other northern communities. It is essential to note that this is not a school, but rather a program. Merkaz Shema (as a continuation of the Micha program which offers services to children aged 0-6)offers diverse services to students with hearing disabilities, all designed to help students integrate into their current school system.

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    Shema Center for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, Be’er Sheva

    Shema’s services are available throughout the country, with this particular branch serving Be’er Sheva and southern areas of the country. It is essential to note that this is not a school, but rather a program. Merkaz Shema (as a continuation of the Micha program which offers services to children aged 0-6)offers diverse services to students with hearing disabilities, all designed to help students integrate into their current school system. The organization’s goal is to supply hearing impaired students with the appropriate environmental conditions and the tools they need to develop at their maximum potential.

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    Shema Center for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, Tel Aviv

    Shema’s services are available throughout the country, with this particular branch of the organization serving the larger Tel Aviv and Center of the country area. This is not a school, but rather a program. Merkaz Shema (as a continuation of the Micha program which offers services to children aged 0-6)offers diverse services to students with hearing disabilities, all designed to help students integrate into their current school system.

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    Tidhar (1-6)

    At the start of each school year a personalized educational program is drawn up for each student which addresses his individual needs. The school accepts students with the following learning disabilities: disturbances with concentration and focus,

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    Tishma School and Center for Autism

    Tishma School and Center for Autism was established to provide a school-based intensive behavioral intervention program for children with autism, designed to substantially improve their communication, learning and life skills; providing them with a more dignified and self-sufficient life. The aim is to help these children, as far as is possible in each case, become integral members of broader society.

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    Yeshivat Bnei Chayil

    Field of Study: History of the Land of Israel and Graphic Design. The students can take courses in the Kiryat Ono College as well.
    Almost all of the students get a bagrut certificate and continue on to mechina programs and army service. Students can live in one of the two dormitory homes with 15 other boys. They live with a family and are involved in preparing meals and taking care of the house.

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    Yeshivat Bnei Chayil

    This is a Religious School for boys with ADD/ADHD/Learning Disablilities The school aims that all students graduate with a full bagrut certificate. The school day is from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

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    Yeshivat Chevruta

    Yeshivat Chevruta is oriented towards those boys who may have difficulty achieving academic success in a typical classroom. Through creative programming, students gain a better understanding of their acheivments and ability to be self motivated. There is a general philosophy that there is no reason to push a student into a course of study that they will probably fail. Most of the students do not take the bagrut tests.

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    Nitzanim

    The curriculum at school focuses on several areas: promoting learning skills, academic skills of independent functioning and community integration, development of language skills and interpersonal communication, and developing life skills, vocational rehabilitation and preparation for working life, instilling religious values: daily prayer in the school’s synagogue and more.

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    Neve Ruchama

    Neve Ruchama is a school for students who need more individualized attention in order to enable them to succeed academically and socially. It is suitable for students who have moderate learning disabilities or who suffer from low self-esteem.

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    Neurim (7-12)

    The staff develops an individual program for each student that will give them the skills to be self-sufficient and independent. They offer a full secular and Jewish studies curriculum as well as many enrichment programs (woodworking, art, drama, judo and music). Beit Midrash program and Havruta learning with boys from a local Yeshiva Tichonit.

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    Naale – Elite Academy – 4 campuses

    The Naale program was designed to encourage youth from abroad to study in Israel during their high school years. The course of study is to earn the Bagrut Certificate. The North American division, known as the Elite Academy Program, has the following schools.

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    Yeshivat Kfar Zeitim, Lower Galil

    YeshivatKfarZeitim provides an enriching experience for Haredi teens who require an alternative educational framework. The students are provided with a fully integrated program of Torah study, vocational training and therapeutic activities.
    Torah Study – The students receive individualized attention and learn in small groups according to their level of learning.

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    Yeshivat Lech Lecha

    The Yeshiva is for students who learned in the yeshiva high schools and needed a different type of framework. It has a family-like atmosphere. They learn all the subjects for the bagrut as well as extra hours of Torah study. They go on a trip once a week off campus.
    Boys come from many different areas, so the school day starts at 10:00 AM to allow for travel time.

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    Yeshivat Nishmas Shlomo

    This is a school geared for boys who had trouble adjusting to the mainstream yeshivot. The students are taken on weekly tiyulim..
    They have a 6 week summer camp.
    Boys must be drug and alcohol free.

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    Meshi Early Childhood Development Center

    For children ages 6 months to 6-7 years, with motor and neurological disabilities including cerebral palsy and spinal bifida. Provides a wide array of state-of-the-art therapy and educational programs to children with disabilities, giving each the chance to reach their potential.

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    Yiftach

    It is for students who were having a hard time in the regular school system and need a nurturing program that will get them back on track. Special attention is given to Anglos. Each class has a homeroom teacher and counselor. Each boy receives an individual program, Full bagrut offered. Megamot in music, art, photography.

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    Meled – Mercaz Lmida Dati

    Meled (an acronym for Mercaz L’mida Dati) is for students from traditional and observant homes who have dropped out of high school for a variety of reasons including: substance abuse, anti-social behavior, or dysfunctional home settings.

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    Meir Shfeya Youth Village

    Since its creation, Shfeyah has been involved in the absorption and education of new immigrants as well as providing services to Israeli youth who are in need of special educational and support services. Our students are the children of new immigrants from Ethiopia, Russia, North America and Israeli students of all backgrounds.

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    Magen Halev

    The Gan, known as Gan Safa is specifically for children ages 4-5 with speech/language delays. There are two boys and two girls groups. Students are from both RBS and BS. Additionally, there is a gan for those who are developmentally delayed in addtion to speech delays. Most students are mainstreamed for first grade into a typical school system.

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    Jerusalem American International School (k-12)

    The Jerusalem American International School is a private, secular, coeducational school for international and local students, offering a challenging program from preschool through high school, culminating with an accredited American high school diploma. JAIS fosters a student-centered environment characterized by supportive relationships that inspire students to achieve academic potential, think creatively, show initiative, assume responsibility, develop a passion for life-long learning, and contribute actively to society.

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    Ma’ale Erev

    Ma’ale Erev is an alternative program for boys and girls going into 11th or 12th grade – or are 16 years of age. The student should be fluent in Hebrew. There is no real support system for a student who does not speak Hebrew.

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    Lifta High School (10-12)

    The Lifta High School in Jerusalem is a scholastically-oriented school with an emphasis on the arts, serving youths who have difficulty integrating into standard city schools due to learning or social issues. Many of these teens were unable to realize their potential in their former schools and some dropped out of school entirely.

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    Magen Avraham, Gan Harmony (Pre-K)

    The goal of Gan Harmony is the inclusion of children with disabilities into the mainstream of life in a variety of settings – from the child’s home to his or her educational institution to the entire community

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    Ginat Eden Rehabilitation Farm (9-12)

    Ginat Eden is a unique rehabilitation farm in Israel’s Jordan Valley, especially for teenage girls at risk, but also for girls who are not at risk. Not far from the Dead Sea, miles from the negative pull of the city, Ginat Eden is a warm, therapeutic environment where the girls live, work, study and become part of a supportive community. Founded and directed by Rabbi Nir and Nava Efrati, both young, dynamic educators, Ginat Eden helps get these young woman back on track and headed toward a brighter future. Among the facilities that this program provides are academic and religious studies, counseling, and innovative therapies such as agricultural work, crafts and trade studies. Ginat Eden’s goal is to help these young women get back on track and for the farm to become self-sufficient.

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    Gevanim (1-12)

    The school provides comprehensive educational and therapeutic services for children with special needs. The children are mainstreamed for a few hours a week into the neighboring Yachad school.
    Girls from the national service program work with the children one-on-one.

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    Gan Sulam (Ages 3-7)

    Sulam provides an educational and therapeutic program for children with developmental delays, cognitive, emotional, physical or motorical.
    Sulam’s devoted staff creates a warm, loving environment that encourages each child to achieve his best and reach his potential.
    Sulam gives each child the chance to become more independent, thus integrating into normal society.

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    Feurstein School (1-12+)

    Educational services offered at the ICELP include a wide range of programs for children and young adults with special needs. The main purpose of the school is to provide intensive mediation to the students and in this way to increase their cognitive modifiability. After two-three years in the ICELP’s school the students are expected to be able to integrate into regular schools or into special classes for students with less severe learning problems.

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    Derech Hashem Academy

    For girls who are seeking an educational environment that will let them question, while being in a proper school framework. This program is geared for girls who are looking to realign themselves emotionally, spiritually and religiously, in a setting that works within a Torah framework. See website for full details

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    Broshim (1-6)

    Students are only accepted to Broshim after they have been evaluated by the “Vaadat HaSama.” The school offers services to any student in Jerusalem who suffers from learning disabilities, regardless of gender or religious affiliation. The school’s population is both Jewish and Arabic. Among the specialists on the staff are: occupational therapists, communications specialists, a psychologist, a social worker, a social coordinator, and a reading specialist. The school provides trips for the children’s enjoyment and boasts a library, a computer room and a sports hall. The school teaches the students activities for daily living. This school services students with the following disabilities: attention disorders, ADHD, language disabilities, emotional disorders and students who have trouble with organizational skills and skills of independence.

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    Beit Issie Shapiro (K-6)

    Beit Issie Shapira provides daycare and therapeutic and educational programs for children and adults who have developmental disabilities as well as support services for their families. The children are mainstreamed into the Bilu (religious) and Yachdav (secular) schools.

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    Beit Chinuch Erev (11-12)

    The school is designed for students who want to finish their high school requirements while they work. The school meets during night hours which allows the students time during the day to work. The school provides its students with a hot dinner every evening and has a guidance counselor and social worker on staff. The school works at providing a supportive, friendly environment for its students. It is intended for students who want to have a 12-year high school diploma.

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    Beis Midrash Har Tzion (11-12)

    Beis Midrash Har Tzion is primarily a Yeshiva for boys with a Yeshiva background who have made Aliyah. They are a bridging institution between the Yeshivot abroad and the Israeli Yeshiva system. The goal of the program is integrating the Oleh students into Israeli society.

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    Teen Ulpan

    For students aged 7 to 18. Hebrew is taught at 5 levels, providing students with a strong foundation to ensure greater success when they begin school. The Ulpan provides a solid background in reading comprehension, writing and conversational skills, as well as 4 weekly hours of mathematics. Teachers provide individualized attention to students as needed. Students are encouraged to transition to a regular high school once the staff has determiend that the student is sufficiently ready.

    The program runs throughout the school year and accepts students on an ongoing basis.

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    Ayelet Hashachar Youth Village for Girls (9-12), Golan

    yelet Hashachar, located on Moshav Yonatan in the Golan, is a small, religious boarding high school for girls who have not been able to succeed in a regular school setting.

    Over the past 10 years, Ayelet Hashachar has helped many girls turn their lives around, and even pursue higher education in a variety of professions. The atmosphere is warm and family-like. The girls are guided not only through their studies, but in their personal development as well. Students are invited to participate in community life in the Yishuv and are invited to join Shabbat and holiday meals with local families.

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    Ahavat Chaim (9-12)

    Ahavat Chaim is a dormitory Yeshiva high school that caters to boys with ADD, ADHD, and other learning disabilities. The staff includes social workers, psychologists, and guidance counselors, ensuring that each student gets the assistance that he needs to succeed.

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    Afikim (1-9)

    The Afikim school, which is supported by Amutat Sulam, is for religious girls with learning and/or emotional disabilities. The staff has developed an individualized, comprehensive program plan to meet each child’s unique educational and therapeutic needs. The school provides a wide range of therapies including: speech, occupational, physical, animal, art, play, music, and dance.

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    Shalev

    Assistant provided in each class. Special programs in music, art, carpentry, and cooking. While there is no special programming for new olim, the school will work together with parents, student, and municipal ulpan. The school features a small animal corner (pinat chai) and special programs related to nature. Placement exclusivly through the municipal special education placement committee

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    Zichron Yaakov – Yeshiva Tichonit

    This is a unique Yeshiva Tichonit offering 14 weekly hours of Tanach and 3 weekly hours of Talmud study. The Tanach curriculum includes: text and commentaries, geography and history of the Biblical time period, art and topics of special interest (examples: weapons and food in the Tanach). They also have a full secular studies program. The school day ends at 4:00 PM. The Yeshiva plans on adding one grade each year until they reach the 12th grade.

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    Yeshiva Nachlas Yisroel Yitzchok

    Nachlas is modeled after the Chofetz Chaim Yeshiva in New York, of whom it is a branch. The Yeshiva offers a particular emphasis on developing critical thinking skills in learning, Mussar, Derech Eretz and Middot. Nachlas offers a warm environment and caters to the English speaking population. No secular studies are offered. There is a dorm option available for those coming from outside the Beit Shemesh area. The yeshiva is housed in its own campus in Ramat Beit Shemesh.

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    Yozma-Tali

    Yozma is affiliated with the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ). Registration is decided by the Yozma acceptance committee and the municipality.They will be relocating to Maccabeem area from 2009-2011 school year. They have a preschool program for 3-6 year olds which provides a new, alternative educational environment. Physical therapy is offered in the program and there are currently six different classes. The school adds on a new class each year and plans to go through 12th grade.

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    Yitzchak Rabin

    Yitzchak Rabin is a regular community public middle school with an emphasis placed on strong academics, ethical character development, and traditional Jewish observance and identity. Programs from the AviChai foundation as well as a Chabad group are implemented to achieve this goal. There is a very warm staff and they pride themselves on the strong family feel in the school. There are holiday programs in which parents participate as well as a bar and bat mitzvah program.The school has a strong sports program for which they have won several trophies.

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    Yesodot – Talmud Torah

    This is a regional school that services students from as far away as Ashdod, Beit Shemesh, and Nof Ayalon. The unique feature of this school is their acceptance of variety of religious orientations, ranging from Dati Leumi to Charedi to Chassidi. This value is evident in many aspects of school life. One example is their uniform school kipah which minimizes differences amongst the students.

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    Yeshivat Hadarom

    This Yeshiva sits on a beautiful, spacious campus at the end of a dead end street.
    Each student has a individual educational program designed for him by his Rav Mechanech (Homeroom Rabbi teacher).

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    Yeshivat Sde Yaakov

    The yeshiva strives to educate the students to be Torah committed young men who are involved in all facets of Israeli life.
    The graduates continue on the Hesder Yeshiva programs or to pre-army mechina programs.

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    Yerushalayim Le’tzeirim (9-12)

    The Yeshiva caters to students who want to learn Torah in a very serious environment and are self-motivated. The students come from strong Torani homes. A full Bagrut program is offered. Majors include computer science, history, physics, geography, and Hebrew literature. The school day starts at 8:45 and ends around 8:30. Dorming is obligatory for students who live outside of Jerusalem. The philosophy of HaRav Kook and a love for the Land of Israel play an important role in the curriculum.

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    Mamad Yehuda Halevi

    This is a religious public school with a full secular and Judaic studies program.
    Each first and second grade class has an assistant teacher to enable the children to get more personal attention

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    Yavne

    The school offers a dual curriculum of Judaic and secular studies, and is part of the Ofek Chadash program which allows teachers to spend more time in school assisting students.

    Learning about the Land of Israel is one of the primary foci of the school. Emphasis is placed on giving individualized attention to the children. Examples of such are: reading, math, and Hebrew language remedial groups; development of creative thinking; and math and logic enrichment. Students are encouraged to take leadership roles in the student committee which organizes school wide programs, and the committee for ecology programs

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    Yavetz

      Yavetz Speaking with the administration at Yavetz, one can sense the energy and enthusiasm […]

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    Yahalom, Ma’alot

    The school offers a dual curriculum of Judaic and secular studies. There are many trips throughout the year designed to imbue students with a sense of the beauty of the country. Each child receives two weekly hours of special elective activities.

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    Tiferet Yehuda – Talmud Torah

    This Talmud Torah has a pre-school program. Minimal general studies are offered in the afternoon hours. Graduates continue on to Yeshiva Ketana. The Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Gramma, is American. There is partially subsidized transportation available from the Beit Shemesh area.

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    Yad Sasson, Lavi

    The school tries to reduce academic pressure by minimizing the amount of tests; the younger grades are not given graded tests and are assigned little homework. Instead, the school focuses on social and communication skills. The children receive written and oral evaluations, with grades being given in the higher grades. Additionally, each student learns to develop his or her individualism in the context of broader society. To this extent, there are many trips and activities planned, as well as art projects, juggling workshops, and leadership programs for the higher grades. The eighth graders participate in a local ecology program, designed to teach them to care for their personal environment.

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    Yachad Upper School

    Yachad is dedicated to promoting Jewish dialogue and education in an environment that integrates children from different Jewish backgrounds.
    This diverse community includes Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and secular families – about 25-30% are Shomer Shabbat.
    Formal morning prayers are optional, but all students participate in some type of prayer service.

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    Yachad Lower School

    This school offers a pluralistic program for Orthodox and secular families. The student body is comprised of approximately 50% from each sector.
    A strong feeling of community is conveyed through projects and special events. The school places an emphasis on celebrating Jewish holidays and traditions. Morning prayers take place within each class.

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    Weizmann, Nahariya

    The school strives for excellence. It offers special programs such as a robotics program, a choir and marching band, several recycling projects, and extra hours of help for those who need to improve their studies, as well as for those who excel.In fact for grades 5-6 there are special classes for those who excel, and from September 2012, there will be a special program in each grade for those who excel, and they will work with special technological devices.

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    Weinberg School (Shuvu)

    The school focuses on the individual needs of its students. The religious studies are more subject oriented rather than traditional Yeshiva style. The boys learn Gemara three times a week.

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    Vilkomitz, Rosh Pina

    Founded in 1899 as the first modern school in the Galilee, theVilkomitz School is a small, intimate school which succeeds in integrating the heterogeneous RoshPina population into a community oriented school. The school welcomes parental participation which includes both a parent steering committee and active volunteering in the classrooms.In the forefront of its curricular and extra-curricular activities is the “Wisdom of the Heart” (“Binat Halev”) philosophy, which strives to develop the children’s emotional intelligence in tandem with their academic achievement. The school aims to be a calm presence in each child’s day, where acceptance, friendship and emotional development allow the children to learn in a nurturing environment

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    Uziel

    Uziel is a Mamlachti-Dati school with a full dual curriculum of Judaic and secular studies. One of the unique features of the school is the Chativa Tzeira. Kindergarten and first grade children learn in classrooms that are close to one another and separate from the older grades. This enables children to adjust better to the transition to elementary school.
    The school strives to inculcate in the children a love of Torah and Israel. There is a strong emphasis placed on developing reading comprehension and writing skills.

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    Uriyah – Ulpanat AMIT

    This school is situated on a large campus in the center of the city. It offers “Kitot Omek” (enrichment classes) and students are allowed to study at the university one day per week.

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    Ulpana L’Banot Kiryat Arba

    The Ulpana places a strong emphasis on the Torah subjects and informal educational programming. There are several majors offered, including: Eretz Yisrael, computers, graphics, communications, art, theatre, music and administration/finance.

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    Tzemach Hasadeh

    This school provides a dual curriculum of Judaic and general studies. Parental involvement plays an important role in the school. Parents participate in extra programming in the lower grades such as improving reading and writing skills. There is a Bat Mitzvah program for the 6th grade students. There are not a lot of Anglos in this school.
    It is located in the newer part of the city

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    Torat Moshe- Talmud Torah

    Graduates of the Talmud Torah, which is designed for American Charedi families, have the ability to continue their education either in high schools that offer a Bagrut track or in Yeshiva Ketana (high schools with no secular studies). One of the goals of the school is to help the children integrate successfully into Israeli society. The school runs according to the Zichru method; the boys learn all of Chumash by the end of 3rd grade. They start learning Mishna in 4th grade while continuing to review Chumash. Gemorah study begins in 5th grade.

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    Mosdot Torat Eliyahu

    Torat Eliyahu operates with the haskama and guidance of Gedolei HaDor, including HaRav HaGaon Eliashiv, z’l; HaRav HaGaon Aaron Leib Shteinman, shlita; HaRav HaGaon Michel Yehuda Lefkowich, shlita; and HaRav HaGaon Nasson Kopshitz, shlita.

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    Toranit L’umaniut – Ulpana

    The Ulpana was founded with the goal of enabling religious girls to develop their musical and artistic talents and to gain a rigorous Torah education. The students are also encouraged to be involved in volunteer work. The school won the national award for education in 2008.