Having just completed a successful pilot year, SVARA is now offering an expanded full-time yeshiva program. Students will be able to learn for one or more years in immersive traditionally radical Talmud study. Our goal is to graduate students who will be expert in teaching Talmud in the SVARA method, and who will establish SVARA-style yeshivot across the country.
The full-time program is also open to those looking for a single year of intensive yeshiva learning to prepare for rabbinical school (i.e., as the required or recommended prep year for rabbinical school admission). Advanced placement for those completing a year of full-time learning at SVARA is considered by each rabbinical school on a case-by-case basis.
NOTE: We will not be admitting new students to the full-time program for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please check our website for current information on how to learn with us locally in Chicago, at Queer Talmud Camps around the country, at SVARA-on-the-Road learning events or a One-Night Stand near you.