A Scholarship towards a post high school year in Israel

A scholarship towards a post high school year in Israel will be awarded annually to select qualifying applicants. A year in Israel offers students an opportunity to further develop deeper connections to our language, texts and traditions, while developing an appreciation of many different styles and techniques of learning Limudei Kodesh. Students will also gain exposure and the ability to develop relationships with teachers and students from across the globe. These amazing experiences will be brought back to our community!

This scholarship is valid for students who are enrolling for a full year in Israel to one of the following institutions:

Emunah V’ Omanut

Midreshet Amit

Midreshet Eshel

Midreshet Lindenbaum

Machon Maayan

Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim

Midreshet Moriah

Migdal Oz

Midreshet Torat Chessed

Midreshet Torah V’Avodah



This Year’s Scholarship recipients

Sarina Cohen

Magen David Yeshivah High School

Sarina Cohen graduated from Barkai Yeshivah Elementary School and moved on to graduate from Magen David Yeshivah High School as part of the Scholars Program through all four years. She constantly gives back; Sarina spent her high school career on the committee of the Philanthropy Club and the Blood Drive and served as president of the Seniut Club. Out of school, Sarina is an active member of the Beth Torah High School Minyan committee and enjoys learning weekly in the Allegra Franco Bet Midrash Program. Sarina gained a firm foundation of Torah and misvot formed by strong family values, and under the guidance of community rabbis that foundation flourished into a love for learning and a thirst for knowledge. She is eager to form a deeper connection to Hashem and the land of Israel attending Shaalvim for Women this coming year.

Vivian Cohen has grown up in the Yeshivah of Flatbush community for the past 12 years of her life. Throughout these years she has enhanced her love for Torah, Missvot, and Israel through engaging in conversations, asking questions, and participating in extra classes and clubs. She has also found a deep passion for devoting her time to helping the vulnerable, whether that was through implementing new ideas in the Tzedakah Commission, coordinating student/teacher activities, or volunteering at the Special Children’s Center in the summer. In her free time, Vivian enjoys being in nature and creating art. She is looking forward to learning and respecting various opinions in a diverse environment, expanding her knowledge of Neviim and Ketuvim, connecting with the land of Israel, and reflecting upon the intrinsic values that the Torah and Judaism hold.

Vivian Cohen

Yeshivah of Flatbush High School

Rochelle Hafif

Yeshivah of Flatbush High School

Rochelle Hafif has attended Yeshivah of Flatbush ever since Atideinu all throughout her years of high school where she became involved in a variety of chesed programs, including Yachad. Last year Rochelle spent her winter vacation on Chesed Mission where her love for chesed grew into an abundance of desire and love to help others. Rochelle is looking forward to expanding her horizons and spending the next year growing and learning in Midreshet Moriah all while doing chesed for herself, and for others.

Born into a community oriented, traditional family, Kaden Harari is passionate about embracing Torah as a lifestyle and exploring daily life by applying the proper values acquired through deeming Torah studies not merely a subject. As the youngest of seven she was constantly exposed to new ideas and different perspectives, ultimately developing an earnest love of learning – from our beloved pizmonim to nuances of others’ personalities. Kaden graduated as salutatorian of Magen David Yeshivah Elementary and continued her education at Yeshivah of Flatbush High School where her thirst for both Judaic and secular knowledge and pursuit of her interests only grew alongside her fervent pride in her identity as Syrian, as a Zionist, and as a Jew.

Kaden Harari

Yeshivah of Flatbush High School

Laurie Haber

Ilan High School

Laurie Haber was born into a loving family that is dedicated to Torah. Her family gave her a strong foundation in Judaism and constantly encourages her growth in all areas of life. Laurie graduated as Salutatorian from Barkai Yeshivah.

Laurie then went to Ilan High School, where she graduated with Valedictorian. There, Laurie thrived in a warm, loving, and inspiring environment. In Ilan, Laurie developed deep relationships with her teachers, friends, and especially Hashem. Ilan also nourished Laurie’s passion for learning, performing missvot, and Torah. She does not only enjoy learning but strives to apply the values of the Torah to her everyday life. Laurie is eager to continue growing in Shaalvim for Women. There she will gain new experiences, form new relationships, and delve into a variety of sefarim.

2020 Scholarship Recipients

Robyn Chalme, Magen David Yeshivah High School, Midreshet Eshel

Sylvia Cohen, Magen David Yeshivah High School, Midreshet Eshel

Diana Gindi, Yeshivah of Flatbush High School, Midreshet Eshel

Celia Shaoul, SKA High School, Midreshet Shaalvim


Proudly Recognizing our graduates