To improve the quality of life and learning of mainstream Haredi Israeli teenagers, by establishing a new Yeshiva High School which offers a high quality Israeli matriculation certificate, slower paced learning of Talmud, and the study and use of technology. This Yeshiva High School will reduce the number of boys dropping out of the Haredi education system and will increase the number of ultra-orthodox men joining the workforce.
Hachmey Lev Yeshiva High School will offer an intensive study program that provides the knowledge and skills necessary for Haredi youth in Israel to succeed intellectually, socially and spiritually.
Students will be selected using a standardized entrance examination administered by the Karni Institute, and a personal interview. To this end, the program includes high level Jewish textual study, a high school curriculum of 24 – 31 points (a quality Bagrut diploma enabling them to access university) and incorporates the use and study of technology. There will not be one, standard curriculum, but rather a number of study tracks with differing proportions of Talmud versus instruction from the general curriculum.
The school week will consist of four hours per day of general curriculum study (20 weekly hours.) This is more than the measure offered in any other Haredi institution in Israel. The students will be active from Sunday to Thursday from 07:30 to 21:30 following a similar day plan to their peers learning in classical “Yeshiva K’tana” institutions.
Here an article wrote by Bezalel Cohen: The Ultra-Orthodox Community: Between Integration and Segregation