We understand that joining a program on the other side of the world can be intimidating, therefore we want to reassure you and provide you with all of the information we can

Please feel free to bombard us with questions

Our Dates 

Jewessence is an 8 month program

You can join our summer session or our winter session

Our current session 

June 18th - August 30th 2017

Our upcoming session 

October 16th 2017- june 19th 2018


The Jewessence House
44 Sheshet Hayomim
Givat Hamivtar,

3 minute walk from the Jerusalem Light Rail with access to

Downtown Jerusalem. 


 $500 deposit upon acceptance (non-refundable)

 $2,000 per month

There are scholarships available for students who need financial assistances.

"students will not be turned away due to financial constraints" 
-Tali, Founding Director  


Jewessence provides 2 healthy meals a day. Breakfast & Lunch

Our typical Breakfast Grocery List:

Eggs, Milk, Soy-milk, Bread, Crackers, Assorted Cereals, Oatmeal, Cheese,Yogurt, Cottage, Cream Cheese, Sliced Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Fruits: Apples, Bananas, Pears, Persimmons  Vegetables: Red & Green Peppers, Mushrooms, Onions, Peanut Butter, Tuna, Hummus

Our Daily Catered Lunches includes:

Soups: Pea, Sweet Potato, Onion Soup, Salads, Chicken, Rice, Pasta, Quinoa

(You may also request  preferred foods)

There are kosher cooking facilities available for those of you who like dabbling with cooking.


The schedule runs from Sunday through Thursday, weekends you have off and do as you wish.Once a month we will have an group Shabbaton together. Our staff are available to help you set up your Shabbat plans as and when you need


If you do not have a Travel Health Insurance Plan from home, there is an Israeli plan available for purchase. You may not attend Jewessence without a health insurance plan, for more details Contact us


Jewessence is located in the heart of Givat Hamivtar Jerusalem.

Our door has a security code on it and there is a fortified bomb shelter in our basement. When there is any compromised security situations in the country, all our students will be made aware of national security protocol and Jewessence will remain in close contact with the home office.

Non- negotiables 

We do not anticipate having to deal with these but, for the record!

  1. No illegal drugs.
  2. The building is a Women Only Zone.
  3. Class attendance is obligatory.
  4. Weekday/ Weekend Curfew 
  5. Misleading application information will result in being dismissed.

Please check out the FAQ page