Will i have free time?
Three nights a week there are night classes (the other evenings are free), Friday is free and there are three free weekends out of four (there is a Shabbaton once a month).
What should i do if i have dietary needs?
Please indicate your specific needs on your application form and we will do our best to cater for you.
What is the dress code?
Jewessence doesn't have a dress code per se, but there are times where we may visit sites or invite speakers who do require students to be clad in sleeved shirts and skirts that reach past the knee, so we do recommend that you either bring some with you or bring money for shopping in Israel!
Is it all formal learning?
We see ourselves as more of an experience than a teaching institution!
Our schedule combines discussion groups, outings, learning through meeting people and hearing about their lives, meditation, community projects and creative outlets as well as some formal learning.
Personal Development and wellbeiing?
Jewessence is an environment where we facilitate each student in gaining well-rounded and overall emotional health. Whenever necessary, we refer the students on in order to further assist that process.
We find that everyone benefits from the tools we do provide within the program that enable each student to garner the basic every day skills that we all need to function at maximum capacity. We feel that learning these basic skills is necessary for empowered living as a woman in today's world and as such, our program incorporates learning them into it's core values with our holistic education.
You'll find that the application form has a special section for you to fill in your psychological history and we invite you to be honest and open so we can be there for you as much as we possibly can.