The quiet and serenity of Cholot Chalutza make it a perfect environment in which our students can build strong and healthy spiritual foundations in preparation for the tasks of contributing productively to Israeli society in general and serving proudly and successfully in the IDF in particular.
The pre-army yeshiva is designed for idealistic, religious young men who aspire to deepen their Torah knowledge, strengthen their spiritual convictions, and take responsibility for all aspects of their lives both during and after their military service.
The Otzem Yeshiva has been active since 5752 (1992), and is constantly developing and rising to meet new challenges.
The Otzem Yeshiva has more than 300 students on campus (about 160 in the first year program and 140 in the second year and graduate programs).
Students in the Yeshiva represent a broad geographical spectrum of Israeli Religious Zionism, hailing from the Golan Heights in the north to Eilat in the south. We seek to create a mixture of students from different communal backgrounds including development towns, urban centers, kibbutzim and moshavim, and the settlements of Judea and Samaria. The Yeshiva’s continued contact with its graduates during and after their military service constitutes an important element in our educational success. The “Torah of the Yeshiva” becomes more and more of a “Torah for Life” for its graduates.
Rabbi Yaron Levy Head of the English Speakers Program
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