Jewish and Israel Studies


In addition to the DFI Beit Midrash, Fellows must continue their Jewish studies as part of their Personal Learning Program. Jewish studies in the setting of the Personal Learning Program may take on a variety of incarnations, formal and informal, group and individual, traditional and alternative. Fellows with little formal Jewish education learn in a traditional chavruta (paired learning) setting. A Fellow with extensive formal Jewish education may wish to explore new material or explore previously learned material through a new prism or in a new setting.



In addition to the seminar program, Fellows are encouraged to continue their exploration of the intricacies of Israeli society as part of their Personal Learning Program.

The DFI encourages study in small groups, through tutorials, through engagement with creative arts and through encounters with the Land of Israel, and in a variety of formal and informal settings.