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The Israel Experience Program (IEP) 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 Experience Program is a mutual commitment. We expect students to complete their undergraduate studies at Hebrew Theological College. Students may not hold a deferral at another institution during their Israel Experience Program.

The following Yeshivot are participants of IEP*:

  • 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
  • Shaarei Tevunah
  • Tiferet Yerushalayim
  • Tehilas Shlomo
  • Toras Chaim
  • Toras Moshe
  • Toras Simcha
  • Torat Shraga
  • Yishrei Lev

*List subject to change

Earn College Credits through Internet classes!

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.

Rabbi Zimmerman BM pic for webHebrew 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 Counseling

Academic advisers are available to help guide students in their area of study.

Placement Services

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.

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