The Yeshiva Program is designed for women of any age and level of knowledge or observance, who desire to immerse themselves in full- or part-time intensive Torah study on a year-round, semester, or short-term basis. At Machon Chana, learning Torah is not just about acquiring knowledge. It’s about using that knowledge to maximize each student’s potential as a Jewish woman so she can live the most fulfilling and productive life possible.
Based on that premise, the yeshiva program provides a broad, multi-disciplinary sequence of Jewish studies, including courses in Biblical Studies, Our Jewish Heritage, Hebrew Language, Jewish Law, Jewish Thought and Ethics, Prayer and Chassidic Philosophy. Students gain skills necessary for further in-depth study, and develop proficiency in the Hebrew and Yiddish languages. The program also provides the challenge of analytical study and independent research, and gives each woman a practical understanding of how to live each day meaningfully as an observant Jew.
Machon Chana’s courses are offered on beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Level I is geared to the beginner who may not even know the aleph-bais and needs basics, while Level II and III are for advanced Yeshiva students wishing to grow in their knowledge of Torah and Chassidus. Students have the option of taking courses for personal growth, towards the Machon Chana Teaching Certificate or the Certificate of Advanced Jewish Studies (full-time students only).
The Yeshiva program is a full-time two year program. Upon completion, the student earns a certificate in Jewish Studies, which is equivalent to a seminary degree. The emphasis of the program is to teach skills that facilitate continued independent study, to gain a reservoir of knowledge in Halacha, Judaica and Tanach, and to build a strong foundation in Chassidus.
Machon Chana will assist part-time and short-term students in planning a suitable schedule to fit their needs and time. No matter what a student’s schedule – whether she can only come mornings, has flex-time at home or work to take one course a semester, if she wants to squeeze in one class before work, if she has one free day or morning a week, or if she has a long weekend vacation- Machon Chana welcomes and encourages every woman to attend classes at Machon Chana. It’s an opportunity no woman should miss to learn, grow and experience Torah and Judaism like never before!
Students develop individualized programs reflecting advanced placement and transfer credits, where appropriate, in consultation with faculty advisors. The Yeshiva Program has three levels of study: Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced. Placement will be determined by testing of previous knowledge in Judaic Studies. All courses at Machon are instructed in English. Texts of study are in Hebrew. Click here for more details
The Core Program consists of Biblical Studies, Chassidic Philosophy, Jewish Law/Talmud, Ethics/Jewish Thought, Women’s Studies, Jewish Home, and Sichos. The electives include Advanced Biblical Studies, Chavrusa Program, Independent Study, Our Jewish Heritage,
Advanced Ethics Courses, Talmud and Summer Courses. Click here for more details.
Classes run Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Friday until noon. The day begins with Chassidus. Halacha, Parsha, Sichos, Jewish History and Jewish Home are followed by a hot lunch. Skills are the focus of the afternoon where Chumash and Navi (Prophets) are taught in small groups to facilitate maximum progress. Pirkei Avot and The Chassidic Way of Life bring the day to a close. Optional chavrusas are available afternoons or evenings. Click here for full schedule.
Fall classes begin in late August/early September and Spring classes at the end of January, with breaks for Jewish holidays and a mid-winter break. Classes end mid June. Though the dormitory is closed during the summer, Machon Chana runs summer programs both at the school and in different locations throughout the tri-state area.
Machon Chana Womens Institute
Phone: (718) 735-0030
Fax: (718) 735-9175
556 Crown St
Brooklyn, NY 11213
1367 President St
Brooklyn, NY 11213