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Jewish Studies Online (JSOL) offers internet-based college courses in Math, Psychology and History. Our classes are taught by highly-qualified and engaging professors through Hebrew Theological College, an accredited college with an 90-year history of excellence.
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HTC boasts a long history of distinguished guests who have enhanced our academic environment with their thoughtful commentaries. Our students, faculty and staff—as well as members of the larger Chicago community—all benefit from the challenging and thought-provoking insights shared by these illustrious speakers. Most lectures at HTC are free and open to the public.
Likutei Peshatim is a publication of weekly Divrei Torah and community happenings distributed in synagogues throughout Chicago and suburbs. Likutei Peshatim are prepared by the faculty, Kollel, and student body of Beis HaMidrash LaTorah- Hebrew Theological College.
Hebrew Theological College's Beis Midrash & College Program is a serious Yeshiva College program, where its focus is to foster a love of Torah learning and enable students to advance professional goals in a framework of a Yeshiva. Students form lifelong relationships with Rabbeim and faculty, making HTC a warm and comfortable environment to grow.
The Yeshiva & College Program is led by Rabbi Avraham Friedman, Rosh HaYeshiva and Rabbi Dr. Hertzel Yitzhak, Dean. Their combined years of Yeshiva and college experience ensure a challenging academic program, in which students may succeed. All shiuirm and courses are held on campus in the classroom wing, a few feet from the Beis Midrash, and delivered by distinguished Rabbeim and faculty members from some of the most respected universities in Chicago.
All primary majors in our accredited on-campus degree program are in Judaic Studies. Options for additional majors include Accounting (with CPA Track), Business and Psychology. Students may also pursue Pre-Law, Pre- Engineering and Pre-Professional Health Studies (Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dental and Pre-Pharmacy.) HTC also has a Dual Acceptance Pharmacy Program with Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy.
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Other options for majors not offered on our campus are attainable through concurrent registration with eminent universities in the Chicago area, among them Northwestern University and Loyola University. Details are available upon request.
Our Semicha Program led by Rabbi Chaim Twerski, is one of the most renowned and oldest in America. Its requirements include intense and thorough study of the Shulchan Oruch and its Meforshim, in addition to regular shiurim dealing with practical Halachic issues.
Academic advisers are available to help guide students in their area of study.
Whichever career choice you make, our program will allow you to embark confidently upon a rewarding career or to enter prestigious graduate programs. Our placement service is prepared to suggest appropriate graduate programs, or to help in arranging job interviews with prospective employers.
Skokie Men's Campus
Hebrew Theological College and Fasman Yeshiva High School are housed on a seven-acre campus situated in the quiet suburb of Skokie, Illinois. Our Beis Midrash building houses a separate high school Beis Midrash, a Chadar Iyun and classrooms, providing an ideal setting for growth in Torah learning, and for career preparation. The Yeshiva boasts a a state-of-the-art computer lab, science laboratory and the Saul Silber Memorial Library, containing over 60,000 books and manuscripts, the largest Rabbinic library of its kind in the Midwest. Students have access to a variety of on-campus leisure facilities, ranging from a full-size gymnasium, newly built outdoor basketball court, newly ronnovated softball field to a fitness center. Access to these facilities allows them to make excellent, constructive use of their free time. Adjacent to the Beis Midrash is our dormitory facility, featuring spacious and recently updated accommodations, a laundry room and a full-service dining hall, providing three meals a day. Many Rabbeim live only blocks from the Yeshiva campus. The result is a close-knit and nurturing family setting in which students feel an integral part of a fast-growing yeshiva community.
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Chicago Blitsein Institute (TI) Women's Campus
The Blitstein Institute for Women campus surrounded by several parks features two classroom buildings that house computer labs, art studio, a fully equipped science laboratory and a branch of HTC's Saul Silber Memorial Library.
Located in the heart of the Chicago Orthodox Jewish Community, Blitstein Institute for Women is in proximity to many Torah Institutions and Synagogues, as well as Kosher restaurants and groceries, Jewish bookstores and libraries, and a full-service community center providing women’s only swimming and exercise facilities. Students are actively involved in community chesed activities, and are often employed as teacher aides, student advisors and youth group counselors and activities directors.
Adjacent to the classroom buildings are the TI Student Residences, featuring spacious apartments with full kitchen and laundry facilities, as well as a student lounge and workout room. Residents are supervised by a Rabbinic family living on the premises. The family provides a taste of home, counseling and Shabbat placement. Out-of-town students are rapidly integrated into the community, while developing life-long friendships and cooperative skills through shared domestic responsibilities.
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