37 West 65th Street, 5th Floor | New York, NY 10023

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: I’d like to study at Drisha but have limited financial resources. Do you offer scholarships?

A: Please contact the Drisha office to discuss financial aid options.

Q: Do you have classes in conversational Hebrew?

A: No. Our Hebrew classes are specifically in Biblical Hebrew, which are designed to develop skills in reading the Bible and the prayer book.

Q: Can I come to the Beit Midrash to learn even if I’m not taking a class at Drisha?

A: You are welcome to learn in the Beit Midrash at any time Drisha is open.

Q: Do you offer classes over the internet?

A: There are podcasts available on this site and we occasionally offer webcasts. We are exploring the interest and need for interactive classes on the internet.

Q: Can you arrange for a Drisha speaker to come to our children’s school, synagogue, or community center?

A: Yes, we would be happy to work with you. Please contact Drisha at 212.595.0307 or email us with information about your topic preferences as well as the proposed date, location, and speaker fee.

Q: Will I be able to find parking near Drisha?

A: It is difficult (but not impossible) to find parking on neighborhood streets. There are also several parking garages, including one on the same block (65th Street near Central Park West) that you can also enter from 66th Street.

Q: Are there any kosher restaurants in the area?

A: Yes, there are several meat and dairy restaurants as well as takeout places within walking distance of Drisha.

Q: My lifestyle is non-Orthodox. Will I be comfortable at Drisha?

A: Yes, Drisha is non-denominational. Students from different backgrounds and all walks of life enjoy learning together in the open and respectful environment that is the hallmark of Drisha. While many of the students and faculty are Orthodox, there are many students from a wide range of backgrounds and lifestyles.