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Issue 13   | January 23, 2019

Derech Emunah Newsletter
Rabbi Cohen Seeks Out Best Seminaries in Israel for Post-Derech Emunah Studies

By Rabbi Michael Cohen, Head of School


In the last week of December, during the winter break, I traveled to Israel to visit the Seminaries that received admission applications from our Senior class.


My trip was an opportunity to see which schools Derech Emunah feeds into and to learn what expectations we could have of the Seminaries and, in turn, what expectations the Seminaries have of us.


I visited a total of 10 different programs in Jerusalem, each unique in what they have to offer. Some of the Seminaries focus on touring Israel and completing an intense curriculum. Others concentrate on a college-type experience, while a third program highlights testing and grades.


One particular Seminary boasts that students leaving their program have a clear understanding of why they do what they do in their religious observance. They achieve these outcomes by encouraging students to ask many questions, and as a result, they receive valuable answers.


One thing that all the Seminaries had in common was that they were excited about the prospect of getting an enrollment application from a girls high school in Seattle.


Derech Emunah students are in the process of interviewing with various Seminaries, and it is comforting to know that our students are well received.




Below: Derech Emunah graduates, Shevy Alhadeff (left) and Shani Klitzner (right), enjoying a beautiful hike in Eilat, as part of their year of study at Me'ohr Bais Yaakov Seminary in Jerusalem.


For more information about Me'ohr Seminary:


Upcoming Dates and Events

January 25th - 28th

End of Semester Break


February 18th
Presidents Day - No school


March 1st - 2nd
Mini-Shabbaton with Mrs. Chaya Tendler


March 3rd
Derech Emunah's Major Fundraising Event of the Year


The Annual Winter Garden Party -
"A Fine Dining Experience"


Click for more information or to RSVP

March 27th
A Musical Production


by Derech Emunah Students




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