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Jamie Sternlicht made aliyah in 2014 but has been living in Pittsburgh for the last two years. She made plans to fly back to Israel in the beginning of April to start learning at Midreshet Rachel v'Chaya after Pesach. With the coronavirus crisis, she knew that if she waited until early April she might not be able to fly here in the foreseeable future. She didn't sit back and wait for her MRC dreams to evaporate. She arranged for an apartment in Yerushalayim where she could be in the required self-quarantine for 14 days (Though as an Israeli citizen she could enter the country, she would need to self-quarantine for 14 days after reentry.). She then drove from Pittsburgh to New York where she begged the staff at the ticket counter to let her change her ticket to fly.....immediately. She convinced them and landed safely in Israel. Though self-quarantine isn't fun, she is excited to get to spend Pesach in Israel and, of course, to start learning at MRC. With dedication like that, we're sure that she'll succeed! ... See MoreSee Less

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5th Annual Holocaust Education Program in Memory of David Shapell z”l

This week the faculty and students of Shapell’s and Midreshet Rachel benefited from an extraordinary evening Holocaust Education Program commemorating the fifth…


Our recruiting department is busy again with upcoming trips to America and England, meeting with rabbis, students and young professionals, and connecting…

Meet the 4th David Shapell Memorial Couples Fellowship Winners

David Shapell z”l Memorial Married Couples Fellows for 5780/ 2019-20: Simcha and Sabrina Brick Shapell’s/ Darche Noam is excited to announce that…

Thank you SO much!!

We deeply appreciate your gift to our matching campaign. Together we raised over $392,000 in scholarship funds, over 108% of our goal,…

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