Midreshet Tehillah students are housed in one of the eight student residences located on the Neve Yerushalayim campus. Residence buildings are divided into apartments, with each apartment having four or six dormitory rooms, a kitchen, and washroom facilities with showers. Laundry machines and dryers are available in the school building. Three students live in each dormitory room. Midreshet Tehillah’s housemother, Mrs. Ariela Cohen, supported by four madrichot, is responsible for the well-being of Midreshet Tehillah students in the dormitory.
Midreshet Tehillah accepts responsibility for its students from the beginning of the program until its conclusion. Therefore, the Midreshet Tehillah dormitory is open continuously from the day before the commencement of the program until several days after its conclusion in June. It remains open during all vacations.
A full complement of meals are served in the school’s dining hall throughout the academic year including vacations. On a regular weekday a light breakfast is served in the morning. Lunch always includes a salad bar with either tuna or eggs, with a hot vegetable and rice/noodle/or potato option. Supper usually includes chicken and vegetables. Options are available for vegetarians, but anyone with more specific dietary requirements has to take responsibility for her own needs. There is a fridge and freezer and microwave in the dorm apartment for student use and cooking equipment is available for student use in the dining hall.
Shabbatot and Yomim Tovim
Approximately once a month Midreshet Tehillah has a shabbaton when students spend Shabbat together. Some of the shabbatons are on campus and others are at other locations, such as the Old City and Tzfat. For the shabbatot and chagim when the school has no planned activity, students generally make their own meal arrangements with friends and family. If students prefer, they can be set up for meals and/or sleeping with families by the school. We look upon these requests as educational opportunities to introduce students to different people living in Israel and expand their understanding of how these days are experienced.