A unique opportunity is coming to South Florida's Jewish high school students this fall: the chance to earn two private college credits while exploring the tenets of Judaism.

The course is being offered by CTeen U: a collaboration of Yeshiva University and CTeen International. Yeshiva University is the world’s premier institution for higher education in NYC. It is home to a network of undergraduate and graduate programs. The undergraduate programs offer a unique dual curriculum comprising Jewish studies and liberal arts, sciences, and business courses.

CTeen, the Chabad Teen Network, is the fastest growing network of Jewish teens, with over 500 chapters in 37 countries and 6 continents.

Yeshiva University and CTeen have carefully curated a course that will appeal to Jewish high school students from any background. No previous Judaic knowledge is required.

CTeen U’s relevant and engaging curriculum on the tenets of Judaism cultivates a strong sense of purpose and Jewish identity. Formulated to be relevant, interesting, and even fun, the class is something that the students will actually look forward to.

Once a week, CTeen U students will meet at Chabad Chayil. A small class setting will make it possible for the instructor to get to know each student, as well as for the students to study and bond with each other.

The teens will be encouraged to ask questions and make their knowledge personal.

Yeshiva University credits have been accepted to many different colleges throughout the country, including highly selective schools, state colleges, liberal arts colleges, public flagships, specialized programs, and many more.

The course is available to 10th graders and up. Classes will be held once a week for 14 weeks, starting Fall 2020.

If you are interested in finding out more or if you would be interested in a zoom course this summer, email rabbi@ChabadChayil.org. 

 

FAQ'S
What is the course?
The course is a Jewish studies overview presented by Rabbi Shloime Katz, Rebbetzin Lala Katz & Rabbi Moishe Kievman, with an online review on the Yeshiva University Portal.

What is the course length?
14 sessions of 1 hour each. The semester was going to begin in the fall, but if there's enough interest we can do one over the summer. Send an Email to rabbi@ChabadChayil.org saying that you are interested to join. 

Price?
The cost is $999 for 2 credits. There will G‑d willing be some scholarships available on a first come first serve basis. Please let us know if you need. 

What if there's no need for any credits?
You will be able to take the course for only $360. Some scholarships may be available.     

Are there age requirements?
The program is for students in 10th grade and up.

What category subjects are these credits counted towards?
These would count as “elective credits” in another college. All students have to fulfill a quota of elective credits in order to graduate.

Will all schools accept these credits?
Yeshiva University credits have been accepted to many different colleges throughout the country, including highly selective schools, liberal arts colleges, public flagships, specialized programs, and many more , such as: Baruch College, Binghamton University, Brandeis University, Brown University, Cal Arts California State University Collin College Northridge (CSUN) FIT Florida State University George Mason University Georgia State University Grand Valley University Harvard University Indiana University Kennesaw University Lehigh University Loyola University Michigan State University Monmouth University Northeastern University Northwestern University Nova Community College NYIT NYU Ohio State University Oklahoma State University Penn State University Purdue University Rhode Island School of Art and Design Ringling College Of Art And Design Rutgers University Seton Hall St. John’s University State College of Florida Stony Brook University Temple University Towson University Tulane University University of  Central Florida University of  Florida University of  South Florida University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Iowa University of Kentucky University of Louisville University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of North Texas University of Texas at Dallas University of Virginia University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee University of Wisconsin- Madison Wayne State University William Patterson University University of Virginia Virginia Tech University Yale University

What topics does the course cover?
Happiness, Faith, Purpose, Choices, Freedom, The Development of Abraham's Faith, Definition of the Mitzvah to believe in G‑d, Chosen People 

How are grades determined?
Grades will be determined as follows: Attendance: 30%, Midterm: 35%, Final: 35%. A final grade of D is the minimum required to receive credit.

Is there coursework?
After each lesson, follow up assignments will be submitted online. There is no homework.

What is the admission process?
Applicants must first fill out the application 
form. Those accepted will receive direct correspondence from Yeshiva University with instructions regarding how to apply to be a non-matriculated student of the university. Once completed you will receive your Yeshiva University ID# and information related to the online course.

What is the Cancellation policy?
Reimbursement will follow these terms: Before the course begins: 100%, During the first week: 90%, Before the end of the fourth week: 50%, After the end of the fourth week: 0%

 

REGISTRATION
Please note that the below form is embedded and will register you directly through YU. If you have any questions, ask them BEFORE filling out the form. Once the form is filled, you will have to contact YU or the CTeenU office for support. 
Make sure to choose Miami/North Miami Beach as your location
even if you are registering for the Zoom class