We generally recommend studying at Mayanot for a full academic year.
In addition, students come for just a semester or even as little as the minimum, three weeks.
- The Summer and Winter Program (start and end) dates are fixed.
- Applications are due two weeks before each start date.
In selecting students for Mayanot, the Admissions Committee looks at academic ability and
achievement combined with personal characteristics such as motivation, leadership ability and a desire to learn about Judaism, its people, and its history. The application questions take about 20 minutes and the essays take about 30 minutes to complete. Before you continue to the application, please have the following prepared:
- Contact information (email & phone) for two references (rabbi, professor, employer, etc.);
- A recent digital photograph of yourself
No Hebrew language, previous Jewish Studies background or religious
commitment is required for acceptance to the Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies.