Curiosity. Investigation. Resolution.
“The purpose of study is the conquest of content and new ideas”
~ Rabbi Joesph B. Soloveitchik
Migdal’s educational approach is rooted in both offering an intellectually challenging and inspiring Torah curriculum alongside promoting individual achievement and excellence, all in a thought-provoking Modern Orthodox environment.
Whether it is the unique analytical approach to Gemara, wide ranging discussions in Philosophy and Contemporary Halacha, novel classes such as Socratic Logic and Creation & the Thirty-Nine Melachot, or unprecedented trips to CERN in Geneva, to delve into the origins of the universe, and to Dubai, to explore the monumental Abraham Accords, tolerance and coexistence, the yeshiva’s schedule is filled with diverse shiurim and opportunities that engage, excite, and elevate.
Migdal empowers its talmidim to take advantage of opportunities to deliver their own shiurim, develop their own divrei Torah, write their own teshuva (responsa), and even complete their own Megillat Esther.
The selective admissions process at Migdal guarantees small class size, high faculty/student ratio and weekly one-on-one chavrutot with all rebbeim. This ensures there is never the feeling of a “cookie cutter experience.”
Being the only gap year Yeshiva located in Modi’in, Migdal offers an unparalleled living experience for our talmidim. Fully integrated in the local community, talmidim live in apartments, equipped with such features as living rooms, kitchens, and porches. The prime location of the Beit Midrash and the apartments gives Migdal talmidim easy access to benefit from the amazing amenities found throughout the city.
Migdal aims to instill a true love of Eretz Yisrael in all of its talmidim. Whether it be through innovative tiyulim, shiurim that highlight the special nature of the land, or taking our talmidim to actually experience the episodes depicted in Tanach, Jewish identity springs to life with the experiential learning opportunities presented by living and learning in Eretz Yisrael.
Love of Am Yisrael is also a crucial element of the Israel experience. Migdal talmidim have unique opportunities to give back to the Modiin community in which they join for the year. Chessed at Migdal ranges from blood drives to tutoring local teenagers; the limit is only the imagination and drive of the talmidim that attend. We encourage our talmidim to get involved in the acts of kindness that speak to them and help create the connections for them to take initiative in their own acts of chessed.