Drisha Institute.

Serious learning. Commited lives.


About us.

The Drisha Institute for Jewish Education is an international, multigenerational learning community committed to providing the highest quality Jewish education for all. Our model of deep and honest learning, alongside our commitment to action, provides women and men of all demographics with the opportunity to encounter texts in an intellectually rigorous, spiritually meaningful and inclusive manner.

Through our immersive programs, we offer students the opportunity to study alongside a cohort of dedicated individuals in an intensive setting. We also provide weekly courses as well as events, shorter intensives and an annual lecture series.

Upcoming Courses

Mishnah In-Depth: Nazir & Sotah
April 7 - June 2, 2024 (Sunday)
Join Rabbi Avie Walfish for Mishnah In-Depth every Sunday!
May 5 - June 2, 2024 (Sunday)
The 10 plagues, leaving Egypt, and the Song at the Sea
Becoming Bat Mitzvah
May 5 - June 9, 2024 (Sunday)
A five-week course under the guidance of an expert in Jewish law

Immersive Programs

Drisha offers immersive programs for every stage of life.
June 25 - July 5, 2024
Summer Kollel
The Drisha Summer Kollel is an immersive, multi-week Torah learning and cohort building experience for undergraduate and graduate students, including rabbinical and cantorial students, and draws participants from across the spectrum of Jewish life.
Beit Midrash in Israel
The Drisha Beit Midrash's signature program is an intensive, two week summer program of Torah study, prayer, and exploration for young Israelis, ages 22-30. Throughout the year, join us for several programs including a weekly Friday open Beit Midrash for chevruta learning and year-round courses.
June 25 - July 25, 2024
West Milford, NJ
Dr. Beth Samuels Summer High School Program for Girls
A summer program for girls from across the world, with five weeks of immersive and intensive textual study centered around classical Talmud study, combined with fun camp activities like bonfires, swimming, arts and field trips.
July 2 - July 21, 2024
West Milford, NJ
Summer Middle School Program for Girls
An intensive three-week program for girls allows students the opportunity to engage in serious study of Jewish texts beyond the scope of a middle school classroom. The program emphasizes hands-on and creative opportunities for learning, mixed in with camp fun and friendships formed for life.

Yeshivat Drisha.

Yeshivat Drisha enables women to achieve the highest levels of Torah learning by fostering their development as talmidot chakhamim and cultivating intellectual, religious, and personal depth. Applications are open every winter for our Shana Alef program, where highly motivated, post-high school women join the Yeshiva for a tailor-made one-year program. We also accept applications from those looking to pursue learning beyond shana alef.