Alisa Flatow

In Nishmat I found “my people”

In Nishmat I found “my people”

I can’t really tell you what I came to Nishmat expecting. Part of that is because I had already come to learn at Nishmat for five weeks during one of my winter breaks, so I knew how warm an environment it is and how growth oriented the students and faculty are. Really, though, I just… read more

My Summer at Nishmat – By Malki Sinenski

My Summer at Nishmat – By Malki Sinenski

Summer is usually the time when you relax, go on vacation….however, over the past few years I have been consistently taking classes in Torah study, (mostly Tanach, philosophy, and some halacha). My friends who spend their summers in Israel suggested that I join them for three weeks at a Torah study seminary in Jerusalem. I… read more

Student Voices: Looking back at my semester in Nishmat

Student Voices: Looking back at my semester in Nishmat

by Rachel Silverman, Alisa Flatow International Student 5775 (2015) I came to study at Nishmat in Tochnit Alisa last year, directly after finishing a joint undergraduate and masters program in engineering in the U.S. I grew up in a Modern Orthodox family, but I had never attended day school or participated in a formal Jewish education.… read more

Pre-Pesach Series with Dafna Siegman

Pre-Pesach Series with Dafna Siegman

  We will join the Jewish people on their journey from slavery to freedom.  In this series we will immerse  ourselves in the challenges of enslavement and exile, the process of the Ten Makkot, and the meanings behind the Korban Pesach.  We will grapple with a range of texts, including Tanach passages, midrashim, classical and modern parshanim,… read more

Video Highlights from our Sigd Celebration

Video Highlights from our Sigd Celebration

Nishmat’s Ethiopian students celebrated the Sigd holiday in November with over 300 peers, family and community members in attendance (including groups of Ethiopian high school students). This year’s production was more moving than ever before, as our students openly and confidently shared their trials and triumphs as Ethiopian-Israelis. Enjoy these video highlights with English subtitles.   read more