Derech Hachaim Seminary

Derech hachaim Seminary

Monroe, New York

History

2003

Founding

Recognizing the rapid population growth of the Satmar community, and the need to prepare young women for their adult role, a group of rabbinic leaders, educators, and community activists joined Derech Hachaim Seminary was established to answer the needs of the Satmar population located in Kiryas Joel. Recognizing the rapid population growth of the Satmar community, a group of rabbinic leaders, educators, and community activists joined to create a post-secondary institution for women. In 2003, the founding committee collaborated with the existing Satmar educational network (UTA) to establish DHS, with the purpose of providing higher education opportunities and perpetuating the Satmar philosophy.

our mission

Derech Hachaim Seminary (DHS) is the Satmar chassidic community’s leading institution of Jewish higher education for women, dedicated to strengthening students’ commitment to practicing and perpetuating the Torah’s teachings and the Satmar chassidic legacy. The seminary’s curriculum – which includes comprehensive studies of the Jewish Bible and Jewish law and philosophy, with a focus on Satmar ideology – provides women with a derech l’chaim, a clear path for leading lives as formal or informal educators in the Satmar community.

our campus

The DHS campus is conveniently located at the center of the Kiryas Joel community, in close proximity and central to the location of the target population.

extra curricular

Aside from its intensive academic program, Derech Hachaim Seminary provides students with a full range of extracurricular events and programs.

Workshops
Convention
Elective non-credit courses
Bilvavi program- interpersonal skills

Contact us

Classical Torah Studies Certificate

Upon the completion of 24 credits

Classical Torah Studies Degree

Upon the completion of 60 credits

Year 1

Fall Semester:                August 30, 2023 – January 18, 2024

Spring Semester:          January 22, 2024 – June 21, 2024

Fall Breaks:                    September 15, 2023 – September 18, 2023

                                       September 23, 2023 – September 25, 2023

                                       September 29, 2023 – October 9, 2023

                                       December 9, 2023 – December 12, 2023

Spring Breaks:              March 21, 2024 – March 25, 2024

                                       April 17, 2024 – May 1, 2024

                                       June 11, 2024 – June 16, 2024

Year 2

Fall Semester:               August 22, 2023 – January 11, 2024     

Spring Semester:         January 15, 2024 – June 20, 2024

Fall Breaks:                    September 15, 2023 – September 18, 2023

                                       September 23, 2023 – September 25, 2023

                                       September 29, 2023 – October 9, 2023

                                       December 9, 2023 – December 12, 2023

Spring Breaks:              March 21, 2024 – March 25, 2024

                                       April 12, 2024 – May 1, 2024

                                       June 11, 2024 – June 16, 2024

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