Grand Opening
of EYAHT's New Campus, June 9, 2014

Programs

EYAHT offers full-time learning for serious and thinking women looking for intellectual stimulation and personal growth. A well-balanced course schedule provides students with the tools to integrate and apply their Torah knowledge to all aspects of their lives, and skills needed for continued independent learning. Although many students spend a semester or year in the program, EYAHT accommodates those who are able to come for shorter periods of time (a day, week or month). (This privilege is not available for a few weeks during the Elul and pre-Pesach programs—please refer to the introduction of the Application Form for specific dates. For details as to when EYAHT is not in session, please refer to semesters and vacations under "Academic Year" below.)

At EYAHT there is a strong focus on the uniqueness of the Jewish woman and her role in her family, community, and the world at large. Celebrating femininity and the strengths inherent in a woman are emphasized, as is the principle that philosophy and theory can be applied within one's day-to-day living.

EYAHT offers various levels of learning. An individualized schedule is designed for each student, depending on her skills and knowledge upon arrival. These schedules may include classes in more than one level to ensure maximal growth and development. Students may also obtain college credits for completed coursework, provided that the necessary arrangements are made upon arrival.

An introductory program is available under the auspices of the Jewish Women's Educational League. (Details can be found at Jewel4Women). JEWEL, offers classes on the meaning of prayer, women's issues, Jewish philosophy, Jewish history, holidays and mysticism, as well as tours of Israel and Shabbatons. JEWEL provides women with a deeper understanding of their heritage and prepares them for higher learning at EYAHT.

To learn more about the classes included in EYAHT's weekly schedule, please look at our Course Descriptions. For more information regarding living arrangements and other details, please click here for Practical Information.

Academic Year:

The academic year begins in August/September (Elul). There are breaks scheduled around the Jewish holidays as well as organized trips at various points during the year.

The academic year is divided into three semesters of learning to provide a focus on the holidays which fall into each period. In addition, several weeks preceding each holiday are dedicated to spiritual preparation and learning how to put technical observance into practice. Students learn about the customs related to the holidays, the additional prayers and their meaning, and laws relating to each celebration. This special preparation time provides students with the ability to truly experience each holiday with an intellectual understanding of its meaning and an emotional connection to its holiness.

The semesters and holiday focus are:
Fall:
August/September
(Elul-Tishrei)
Preparation for the High Holidays
Fall/Winter:
October-March
(Cheshvan-Nissan)
Chanukah, Purim and Pesach
Spring/Summer:
April-August (Iyar-Av):
Shavuot and Tisha B'Av.

 

 

Students who enroll in the fall/winter semester must arrive before Rosh Chodesh Adar.

Daily Schedule  
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday 8:15am-9:00am class (depending on level)
9:00am-1:50pm classes
Lunch break
5:00pm-9:00pm classes (free evening for level 2B on Sunday)
Tuesday, Thursday 8:15am-9:00am class (depending on level)
9:00am-1:50pm classes
Free afternoon
Friday & Shabbat No classes. Students may visit relatives or friends, make their own Shabbat placements or have home-hospitality arranged by Eyaht. From time to time, Shabbatons are held in Eyaht or in other locations.
Private tutorials can be arranged during lunch breaks or other free time for students who are wish to undertake additional learning.

  Semester and Vacation Schedule:

Semester/ Vacation

COMMENCES

ENDS

Chanuka break

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Classes resume

Monday, December 17, 2012

 

Pesach Holiday break

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Summer semester

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer break

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tuesday,  August 6, 2013


Winter/Fall semester

Monday, August 7, 2013

Thursday, September 15, 2013

Succos holiday break

Sunday, September 18, 2013

Tuesday, October 6, 2013