Dr. Beth Samuels Drisha High School Program | Find Your Summer

Dr. Beth Samuels Drisha High School Program

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.

NY-New York City / Westchester / Long Island
Female only
Additional Cost Information
Funding for this program is provided by grants and by donations from several of our generous donors. Admitted students may be eligible for a fellowship for study. The cost of subsidized room and board for 2019 is $900. (need-based financial assistance available)
Scholarships Available
Start and End Dates
06/25/2019 to 07/25/2019
5 weeks
Program Type
Internship / Fellowship Program, Residential Program
Academic, Jewish Study, Leadership
Number of Participants
Additional Information
Special Needs - Inclusive
Kosher food
Shabbat friendly