Israel Guidance

yom haatzmaut 2The YUHSG Joy Rochwarger z’l Balsam Office of Israel Guidance works to educate students and parents about the value of a year of intense Judaic studies in Israel as well as walking families through the application and scholarship process. A post high school “gap year” in Israel gives students an opportunity to learn self-reliance in an environment that will allow them to refine their textual skills and grow spiritually.

The process begins in junior year, inviting eleventh graders and their parents to our annual Israel Night, allowing parents and students the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the opportunities available to them post high school. The Israel guidance office is a resource for information and advice for student and family; hosting numerous events such as Israel Night, shiurim by representatives, and an alumni panel so that seniors can ask alumni who just returned from Israel the tough questions on their minds.

The Joy Rochwarger z’l Balsam Israel guidance team of; Rabbi Zvi Lew, Israel Guidance Advisor, and Mrs. Michal Davis-Savitsky, Israel Guidance Coordinator serve as liaisons between students and the Israeli institutions, acting as advocates for our students as they are guided through the decision and application process.

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Our students will be attending the following seminaries this coming year:

  • Be’er Miriam
  • Darchei Binah
  • Emunah V’Omanut
  • Machon Ma’ayan
  • Michlalah
  • Midreshet Amit
  • Midreshet Harova
  • Midreshet Lindenbaum
  • Midreshet Moriah
  • Migdal Oz
  • MMY (Michlelet Mivaseret Yerushalayim)
  • Nishmat
  • Sha’alvim for Women
  • Tiferet
  • TVA (Midreshet Torah V’Avoda)

Rabbi Zvi Lew

Rabbi Zvi Lew

Israel Guidance Advisor

Mrs. Michal Davis-Savitsky

Mrs. Michal Davis-Savitsky

Israel Guidance Coordinator