MTA partners with Yeshivat Makor Chaim in Israel for an annual exchange program. Located in Kibbutz Kfar Etzion, Yeshivat Makor Chaim (YMC) was founded by noted Jewish educators Rabbi Adin Steinzaltz and Rabbi Dov Singer. Each year, MTA sophomores and YMC juniors spend an academic quarter in each other’s yeshiva. This immersive experience of Torat Eretz Yisrael affords MTA students an opportunity to connect with their Israeli peers and with Israeli culture. Sophomores who participated in this year’s program returned from an incredible experience in Israel this week, along with the YMC juniors who are spending this quarter learning at MTA.
To enhance their experience, MTA juniors who participated in the exchange program last year, have been given the opportunity to stay in the school’s dormitory with the Makor Chaim talmidim. This unique experience will help reinforce the life-long friendships that have been built as well as the spiritual growth that was ignited during their shared time learning together at YMC. Talmidim will enjoy an exciting variety of spiritual and Torah programming during the evenings, including chaburahs, special trips and kumzitz. The entire MTA community is thrilled to welcome YMC students and looks forward to sharing new learning experiences.