Israel Option


The Israel Option of Hebrew Theological College enables HTC students to spend a year of college study in a yeshiva  in Israel. A year in Israel is a challenging and enriching experience that serves as a guide in developing a lifestyle consonant with Torah values. Students can earn up to 30 credits for their Fall and Spring semesters of college studies and are provided academic advising to map out their course of study upon their return, culminating in a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Enrollment in Hebrew Theological College’s Israel Option is a mutual commitment. We expect students to continue their undergraduate studies at Hebrew Theological College. Students may not hold a deferral at another institution during their Israel Option Program.

The following Yeshivot are participants of the Israel Option*:

  • Aderes HaTorah
  • Ateret Yerushalayim
  • Bais Yisroel
  • Chofetz Chaim
  • Derech Etz Chaim
  • Derech Ohr Samayach
  • Hakotel
  • Har Etzion
  • Kerem B’Yavneh
  • Kesher
  • Lev HaTorah
  • Mercaz HaTorah
  • Midrash Shmuel
  • Migdal HaTorah
  • Nesivos Ahron


  • Netiv Aryeh
  • Ohr Yerushalayim
  • Orayta
  • Or Dovid
  • Reishit Yerushalayim
  • Sha’alvim
  • Sha’are Mevaseret Zion
  • Tiferet Yerushalayim
  • Tehilas Shlomo
  • Toras Chaim
  • Toras Moshe
  • Toras Simcha
  • Torat Shraga
  • Yishrei Lev

*List subject to change


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  • Fax: (847) 674-6381
  • 7135 N. Carpenter Rd.
    Skokie, IL 60077


Hebrew Theological College is authorized to operate as a postsecondary educational institution by the Illinois Board of Higher Education