Yeshivat Migdal Hatorah, now in its second year in Modi’in, Israel, has launched a new initiative to award a year’s free tuition to one lucky high-school senior.

The year in Israel is marked by personal growth in Torah, middot, and love of Eretz Yisrael. Reflecting these aspirations, each applicant can qualify for the raffle by answering five Torah questions (using any resource to help) as well as writing a short essay. Entry information and other details are on the Migdal website at

When asked about the innovative idea, Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, Migdal’s rosh yeshiva, explained, “Many programs, including ours, offer financial aid, but not everyone can qualify for assistance. We are offering a full scholarship to Migdal to one student regardless of financial status. We are making it available to everyone to demonstrate that the year-in-Israel is universally beneficial.”

Parents of high-school seniors and their sons can meet Rabbi Ginsberg, as well as 5TJT’s Shmuel Katz (author of the “Our Aliyah Chronicle” column), this Sunday, November 16, 8:00 p.m. at the home of Carolyn and Yehuda Deutsch (332 Barr Avenue in Woodmere) to find out more about Yeshivat Migdal HaTorah and this creative raffle program.

Yeshivat Migdal Hatorah offers a unique, extraordinary experience for post-high-school yeshiva students. In addition to advanced studies in Gemara, Tanach, halachah, Jewish history, hashkafah, and Eretz Yisrael, the Migdal Hatorah curriculum also focuses on contemporary halachic issues with an emphasis on the many halachic challenges b’nei Torah will face as they establish careers and confront the complexities of our modern world. For this reason, the majority of Migdal’s rabbis and faculty hold positions in the professional world and thus serve as positive role models of a lifestyle that balances a commitment to advanced Torah learning and mitzvot with the demands of college, career, and family.

Yeshivat Migdal Hatorah offers its talmidim an individualized learning program that provides them with the skills needed to succeed in their future ventures.


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