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Click here for information of our collegiate Winter Immersion Program.
The inaugural program in June 2010 was the first of many initiatives that aim to engage young leadership in encountering Jewish texts in a serious, intellectually rigorous and inclusive manner. Our collegiate programs attract students who are leaders on their campuses in Hillel communities, social justice projects, campus publications, and more. The collegiate programs are fueled by Drisha's vision of the role Torah study plays in the life of the committed Jew.
The immersion programs are fueled by Drisha’s vision of the role Torah study plays in the life of the committed Jew. Participants engage in an immersive learning environment in which Torah is studied with passion, rigor, and commitment. Faculty incorporate a broad range of approaches to the study of biblical, rabbinic, and philosophical texts, and ask participants to consider how these texts and ideas speak to them as they progress in their life-journeys.
|"[What comes to mind about the June Program is the notion of ] Torat Chesed….for its own sake and to share with others. On a personal individual level it's about growth, but at the same time it is growth to be shared with the community.” - June participant|
Drisha’s June Collegiate Immersion Program is an intensive experience of Jewish text study, community building, and spiritual growth. Our learning is characterized by its rigor, integrity, and pursuit of meaning. Daily morning seder focuses on intensive Talmud courses. Afternoon seder offers options in Tanakh and parshanut, halakhah, Jewish thought, and Hassidut. During our twice-weekly night seder, participants may choose from optional shiurim, or pursue independent learning projects in havruta. Faculty incorporate a broad range of approaches to the study of biblical, rabbinic, and philosophical texts, and ask participants to consider how these texts and ideas speak to them as they progress in their life-journeys.
|“…while Torah learning was plentiful [in high school], I would say it was very narrow. It taught from one perspective… [learning at Drisha] was an intense inquiry into the subject matter and very much focused on the rigorous examination of text. This is different from other institutions in that teachers try hard to not apply their own biases to the text, but rather are exploring the actual words.” - June participant|
Through community programming such as hikes, service outings, joint meals, social activities, Shabbatonim, as well as weekly sichot (informal talks) and guided prayer options, participants are invited into a holistic Drisha experience.
|“[Drisha offers] the sense of striving to create a pluralistic Torah thought community, within which many approaches to Torah are validated and all members of a real community are present - men and women, thinkers and doers, people who respond to intellectual appeal vs. emotional appeal within religion, people who have never learned before and people who spend all day learning.” - June participant|
Click here to download an application or email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Word version. Applications submitted by April 30, 2014 will receive priority.
Students will receive a $1,000 stipend upon full completion of the program.
Check out Drisha's Parsha Blog for divrei Torah written by 2011 June Immersion students!
Me, Myself, and You: Dialogue and Its Limits
How do we balance our sense of self as individuals with whom we are as we relate to others? How can weproductively encounter others but still maintain an integrity of self? We will explore these issues from aphilosophical perspective (reading Maimonides, Buber, Rosenzweig and Levinas) and also from the perspectiveof Biblical and Rabbinic Texts.
Day time classes will take place together with our General Winter Week of Learning. The collegiate program will include evening programming.
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For information on our Collegiate programs geared exclusively for women, click here.
These programs are made possible, in part, by the funds granted by the Covenant Foundation.