Yeshiva Life & Atmosphere
The English-speaking students of the Torah L’Maaseh program are part of an Israeli yeshiva (Yeshivat Ramot). They dorm, eat, travel, and study together with the Israeli students. Israeli immersion from the start increases their Hebrew language skills in a more natural way and encourages the students to build lasting relationships with their colleagues and mentors.
(There may be adjustments to the schedule. See Weekly Assembly for why)
7:15 a.m. Shacharit
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Morning Seder
1:00 p.m. Mincha
1:15 p.m. Lunch & Break
3:30–5:45 p.m. Afternoon Seder
6:00 p.m. Twice weekly shiur from the Rosh-Yeshiva
7:15 p.m. Maariv & Supper
8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Self-Study and Weekly Shiurim
Yeshivat Ramot spends every other Shabbat together. At least one Shabbat a month will be a full Torah L’Maaseh Shabbat Yeshiva. During the out-Shabbatot students are free to visit friends and family or enjoy the hospitality of our warm faculty.
In addition, the holidays of Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Purim, and Shavuot are in-Yeshiva with spiritually uplifting and memorable holiday experiences.
Trips and Tiyulim
Torah L’Maaseh students enjoy double the fun! There are hands-on and experiential trips that are specifically for the English-speaking students (which the Israeli students can choose to join), and exciting trips through Yeshivat Ramot which we always make sure to join.
An integral part of the Torah L’Maaseh experience is developing a lasting bond with the land of Israel. Trips are designed to offer hands-on, eye-opening, fun and inspiring experiences throughout the country.
Every Wednesday after lunch, the entire student body and faculty sit together to discuss their yeshiva life experience. Students are given an opportunity to bring up issues, concerns, and requests at this time. Yeshiva-wide adjustments are made on a democratic basis after being debated, discussed and voted upon. The faculty believes that this is a critical part of customizing and personalizing a student’s yeshiva experience as well as creating a mutually beneficial environment for everyone. Our students have a say and impact our program.
Food and Dormitory
Yeshivat Ramot has a fully-stocked kitchen managed by the students themselves. Breakfast and supper are prepared by a rotation of students, and hot, catered lunches are delivered every day.
The dormitories are large, comfortable and clean, and a short walk from the yeshiva building.