ב"ה

Daily Life

Overview

Rav Ariel Friedman learning with overseas talmidim

Rav Ariel Friedman, the overseas program director, forms a close kesher with each talmid. Rav Ariel attends the daily gemara shiur and the Rosh Yeshiva’s shiur klali together with the overseas talmidim in order to simultaneously translate and explain complicated issues. In addition he invests time and energy to build a close relationship with each talmid and to help them to develop to their full potential.

Seder Hayom — סדר היום

Bird's-eye view of the Yeshivat Maalot beit midrash
Daily Schedule
6:45
  • Shacharit
  • Breakfast
8:30 Chabura
9:00 Morning Seder
12:00 Gemara Shiur
1:00
  • Mincha
  • Lunch
  • Break
3:30 Afternoon Seder
6:00 Optional Shiurim
7:00 Mussar Seder
7:30
  • Maariv
  • Dinner
8:30 Night Seder

Shiurim 5770 — שיעורים תש״ע

The Rosh Yeshiva’s Shiurim — שיעורי ראש הישיבה
Rav Weitzman delivering shiur
  • Shiur Klali
  • Daily Gemara Shiur
  • Darkei Limud (Gemara)
  • Midrash Rabbah
  • Actuality - (Current Events in Light of the Parasha)
  • Sichat Mussar
  • Orot Hakodesh
  • Parashat Shavua
  • Tehillim
Tanach — תנ”ך
Shiur given in the Beit Midrash
Rav Menashe Viner
Melachim, Iyov, Parasha
Rav Tamir Cohen
Shoftim
Emunah/Machshava — אמונה/מחשבה
Rav Bazak helps a talmid prepare for shiur
Rav Yehoshua Weitzen
Orot Hateshuva, Weekly sicha to shiur alef, Orot
Rav Meir Bazak
Chasidut/Torat Hanefesh
Rav Aharon Engelman
Moreh Nevuchim
Rav Shai Hod
Kuzari, Emunah
Rav Boaz Cohen
Writings of Harav Kook English
Rav Yossi Eherlich
Derech Hashem
R’ Tzviel Solomon
Sfat Emet
R’ Maor Cohen
Orot
Miscellaneous — שונות
Rav Frumer speaking with talmidim
Rav Yosef Yagoda
Hilchot Shabbat
Rav Aharon Engelman
Sha’arei Yosher
Rav Mordechai Frumer
  • Eretz Yisrael: Army, War, and Kedushat Ha’aretz
  • Masechet Brachot: Tools for Life
Rav Shai Hod
Preperation for Shiur Klali
Rav Menachem Weitzman
Gemara Skill Building
Rav Boaz Cohen
Mesillat Yesharim
Daf Yomi

Shabbat and Shabbatonim

Dancing

Singing and dancing, tefilot and Shabbat meals, Oneg Shabbat with Rabbanim and special shiurim all contribute to make Shabbat a unique experience. Shabbat provides the opportunity to reflect on the spiritual growth of the past week and to draw strength for the week to come. It is also a time to develop and reinforce friendships.

The overseas program takes the talmidim on Shabbatonim, to give them a special taste of Shabbat in Eretz Yisrael. Over the course of the year the talmidim spend shabbatot in a variety of locations throughout the country. The shira, dveikut and warm atmosphere add to these unique experiences.

Livui

A talmid having livui with Rav Ilan Goldman

Livui is one of the unique aspects of Yeshivat Ma’alot’s educational philosophy, Bechefetz Lev. Once a week, each talmid has a one-on-one meeting with a Rav of his choice. This weekly meeting affords the opportunity to discuss whatever is on the talmid’s mind- whether it is Torah, current events, family or, most importantly, the talmid himself. Having a Livui offers the talmid the opportunity to develop his personality and grow as an individual.

Living Accomodations

Every eight talmidim share a three bedroom and two bathroom apartment. In addition, talmidim are given three full meals a day. Overseas talmidim are fully integrated in all aspects of daily life. Living and dining with Israeli talmidim adds to the sense of community in Yeshiva.

Overseas Specific

Overseas talmidim
Extracurricular Activities

Talmidim always find the time to play soccer, basketball or tennis during their lunch break or after night seder. There is also a local pool that is used by talmidim for a separate fee.

Ulpan

Knowledge of the Hebrew language is an integral part of learning in an Israeli yeshiva. Ulpan classes are part of the curriculum of the overseas program.

Adopted Families

The town of Ma’alot has a growing religious community of over 600 families. Among these families are native English speakers from all over the world. Each overseas talmid is “adopted” by one of these families and is made to feel at home.

A trip to Mount Hermon
Tiyulim

Our love for Eretz Yisrael is enhanced by tiyulim and shabbatonim all over the country. In addition to connecting to ancient and modern Jewish history, Talmidim are challenged by hikes and daytrips.

Medical Insurance

Full tourist medical insurance is provided through the Yeshiva. The insurance is valid throughout the extent of the school year.

Laundry

A laundry service is provided for overseas talmidim (once every two weeks).

E-mail

Keeping in touch with family and friends is always important, especially for overseas talmidim. The Yeshiva provides e-mail access for the overseas talmidim.

There is no Torah like the Torah of Eretz Yisrael. Bereshit Rabbah 16:7