The Kollel students devote at least half of each day to Talmudic study in the traditional yeshiva format of havruta (partnership) learning, interspersed with shiurim by the Rashei Yeshiva a Most students are graduates of the five year Hesder program which combines yeshiva study with service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
Students attend regular lectures on Jewish thought, Emunah, Halacha, Bible commentaries; and special classes in Shulchan Aruch. A new venture enables secular students to join young Institute scholars for the havruta learning experience and receive credit for one of the University's required Basic Jewish Studies courses.
The Beit Midrash students learn for their rabbinical ordination and dayanut (
Twenty outstanding Doctoral Fellows of Excellence in diverse fields (e.g. law, musicology, mathematics, Talmud) who are ordained rabbis or studying for smicha engage in 25 weekly hours of advanced Talmud learning at the Beit Midrash.
For more information see the Beit Midrash website.