Every summer, teens from around the world spend five memorable weeks together, building their knowledge and friendships at Drisha.
As a program participant you will have the chance to engage in serious study of Jewish texts beyond the scope of a high school classroom. You will develop your ability to analyze these essential texts, challenge yourself to ask questions and be an active participant in thought-provoking discussions.
Students at Drisha form a close bond as they immerse themselves in new experiences both in and out of the beit midrash. They are united by a love of Torah and a deep respect for each other’s perspectives. Summer in New York City is experienced through engagement with the arts, culture, sports, local festivals and by enjoying the vibe that NYC life has to offer. Conversations that begin over sacred texts transcend the physical walls of Drisha and continue while students ride the subways, jog the reservoir in Central Park, explore museums and experience the depth and sophistication of urban living. Over the course of the academic year relationships continue to grow through alumni shiurim and events, online engagement through web-based learning, active social media channels, listservs and mid-year shabbatonim.
The program is housed downtown at The Bronfman Center at New York University, as part of NYU’s Summer High School programming, giving our students the opportunity to draw upon the resources of a world class university as they immerse themselves in the study of classical and contemporary Jewish texts. Students live in an NYU dorm and have access to campus library, gym, and resources.