Why is Makor Chaim unique?
34 years ago, at the young age of 27, Rabbi Dov Singer was asked by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz to establish and lead the Yeshiva. Their unique collaboration has resulted in the rare synthesis of high level intellectual pursuit together with the warmth and joy of “Chassidut Eretz Yisrael”. Students are empowered to develop their inner spiritual consciousness in a way that is open and integrative with the outside world, inculcating graduates with a strong sense of individuality coupled with commitment to their communities, land and people. Alumni go on to integrate into combat units in the Israeli military as well as to establishing a Torah presence in new communities in Israel. Wherever they go, it is with the mindset of bridging between all facets of Jewish peoplehood. It is from such a place, that the cohesiveness briefly witnessed in the summer of 2014, which had been missing for so many years, could spring forth…
In addition to our well known, pioneering Yeshiva High School now serving 320 students, Rabbi Singer’s leadership has led to the establishment of the “Beit Midrash L’Hitchadshut” – a nation-wide, “Personal Spiritual Self-Renewal” study & prayer outreach program for adults which appeals to Israelis from all levels of personal observance. Other educational programs include “Lifnei V’Lifnim” – a creative, alternate educators’ training program, which emphasizes the development of emotional intelligence as well as refining sensitivity and creativity. Our success has spread overseas, with the addition of unique international student exchange programs with New York’s Yeshiva University High School – MTA and South Africa’s Yeshiva College.