Everything you need to know about:

The Foundations Program

What is it?

This program is a three-month deep-dive into authentic Torah Judaism, exploring its beliefs, practices, and relevance to the life of every Jew.
You’ll learn: How to achieve mindfulness and self-mastery, how to read Hebrew, study Torah texts and how the timeless teachings of the Torah invigorate and bring spirituality to your everyday life.

What is it-min

Program length

One to three months.


$1,600 per month*

*Scholarships and grants available.


Students come more or less when it works for them. Get in touch for the next intake cycle.

Nate Davenport

“The best thing about Aish is the complete growth mindset that every single person in the yeshiva has.”

Nate Davenport

Who is it for?

Foundations is for Jewish men who:

  • Are looking for clarity in how Judaism relates to their lives
  • Want to explore their Jewish heritage in a no-pressure environment
  • Want to experience Israel... hands-on

What happens at Foundations?

We discover how to maximize our lives.

From life skills to spirituality to interpersonal relationships, we learn how to make the biggest positive impact to our lives.


We find the answers to our questions.

  • Why do bad things happen to good people?
  • Is there an afterlife?
  • How do we know God exists?
    ...and all the other Big Questions.

We chill at awesome locations around the Holy Land.

Once a week, we get out of the classroom and hang out as a group at a bar, shoot some hoops together or watch a movie at Aish’s own theater (donated by Kirk Douglas).


We open our minds to the wisdom of the torah.

Can’t read Hebrew? No worries. Hebrew classes are an integral part of the curriculum.
And you’ll get a personal Hebrew tutor to help you over the bumps.


We experience Shabbat in the old city.

Shabbat festivities are three days of celebration, starting with our now-famous Thursday night musical ‘tish’ and continuing all the way through our Saturday night ‘Melave Malka’ meal.

Current Course Offerings

This is an example of the types of classes and teachers that you might encounter on the Foundations program. The schedule is updated weekly, and students have other options than just what’s on offer at any given time.

9:15-9:45AMMaking Sense of the Siddur - R' Dov Ber Cohen
10:00-10:50AMJewish Hows & Whys - R' Gav Friedman
11:00-11:50AMInside Classic Texts - R'Moshe Chaim Eade
12:20-1:00PM Jewish Philosophy - R' Yitzckak Berkovits
1:00PMBeginner's Prayer Service
3-3:30PMLiving Mindfully - R' Dov Ber Cohen
3:30-4PMMysticism & Me - R' Moshe Chaim Eade
4-4:50PMHebrew Ulpan Level I - R' Chaim Gogek
5-5:50PMCrash Course in Jewish History - R' Ken Spiro

Other Programs

At a glance….other programs on the Aish Jerusalem campus.


The Discovery Seminar

What is it? Over the course of a day, join us at a full day of fundamentals of Jewish philosophy, truly powerful classes on evidence for the Divine origin of the Torah.

Who is it for? Men. Women. Religious. Non-religious. Jewish. Non-Jewish. No application form necessary.

How long is it? One day - 9:45am - 5:00pm.

When is it? Contact us to find out when the next Discovery Seminar will be held.

Habla español?

For more information about our programs for Spanish speakers, contact yeshiva@aish.com