The Whole Picture
YTD follows the holistic Chabad approach to Torah study that students find both satisfying and energizing: Classic Talmudic and legal study is integrated with the study of ancient Kabbalah, Chassidic thought, and contemporary mysticism. Students tackle Jewish law with the same vigor with which they embrace spirituality, and apply logical analysis to the study of metaphysics.
Learning Jewish Law must be balanced with its proper spiritual and mystical framework. YTD follows in this revolutionary tradition, providing students with a profound grasp of the secrets of existence. The Rebbe often stressed that the knowledge of Kabbalah and Chassidic thought is a fundamental requirement that addresses the unique challenges of our generation.
At the end of the day, the ultimate goal is to apply the wisdom we gain in order to improve our lives and those of the people around us.
Maintaining a disciplined schedule is highly stressed in our yeshiva. In addition to the actual content of the learning, our students learn to organize and maintain their days and even hours; a skill which impacts the rest of their lives, their future goals and pursuits.
Students are generally expected to enroll in a full-time program of study. Special arrangements are sometimes made for students transitioning into or out of our program.
7:30 – 8:30 Chassidic Thought
9:00 – 10:15 Morning Services (Shacharit)
Breakfast & morning break
11:00 – 12:45 Talmud Class
12:45 – 13:30 Jewish Law
13:30 – 13:45 Afternoon Services (Mincha)
Lunch & afternoon break
15:30 – 15:45 Moshiach & Geulah
15:45 – 18:30 Independent Study (in pairs)
Dinner & evening break
19:30 – 20:00 Tanya (Chassidic Thought)
20:00 – 20:45 Sichah Class (on the weekly Torah portion)
20:45 – 21:30 Chassidic Thought Review Period
21:30 Evening Services (Maariv)
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