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The Conservative Yeshiva is a co-educational institute for study of traditional Jewish texts in Jerusalem, Israel. The Yeshiva was founded in 1995 and is under the Academic Auspices of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Roshei yeshiva are Rabbi Shmuel (Richie) Lewis, Rabbi Pesach Schindler and Rabbi Joel Roth.

The Yeshiva offers a synthesis of traditional and critical methods, allowing Jewish texts and tradition to encounter social change and modern scholarship. The curriculum focuses on classical Jewish subjects, including Talmud, Tanach, Midrash, Halacha, and Philosophy. Learning is conducted in the traditional yeshiva method (chevruta and shiur) with an openness to modern scholarship.

The Conservative Yeshiva's educational programs include the one-year program, pre-college program, advanced studies program, summer program, and Nativ Yeshiva Track.

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Typical schedule

The following is a typical daily schedule for students at the Conservative Yeshiva:

  • 7:00 a.m. Optional daily Halacha study
  • 7:20 a.m. Shacharit (morning service)
  • 8:45 a.m. Talmud chevruta
  • 11:00 a.m. Talmud shiur
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:40 p.m. Mincha (afternoon service)
  • 2:00 p.m. Ulpan
  • 3:15 p.m. Afternoon class chevruta
  • 4:45 p.m. Afternoon shiur
  • 6:15 p.m. Maariv (evening service)
  • 7:00 p.m. Optional evening learning

This schedule is generally maintained Sunday through Thursday.

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