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

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Classical Torah Studies Certificate

Upon the completion of 24 credits

Classical Torah Studies Degree

Upon the completion of 60 credits

Year 1

Fall: August 24, 2021-January 20, 2022
Fall Breaks: September 6, 2021-September 8, 2021, September 15, 2021-September 16, 2021, September 20, 2021-
September 30, 2021
Spring: January 24, 2022-June 23, 2022
Spring Breaks: March 16, 2022- March 20, 2022, April 8, 2022-
April 24, 2022, June 3, 2022-June 7, 2022

Year 2

Fall: August 24, 2021-January 20, 2022
Fall Breaks: September 6, 2021-September 8, 2021, September 15, 2021-September 16, 2021, September 20, 2021-October 4, 2021
Spring: January 24, 2022-June 24, 2022
Spring Breaks: March 16, 2022-March 19, 2022,April 3, 2022-April 24, 2022

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