Thank you for submitting the Southern Hemisphere Summer Application form.
A completed application includes:
Please pay the non refundable application fee of $50 here.
- one formal letter of recommendation
- resume (optional if you are currently completing an undergraduate degree, but very helpful)
- transcript (unofficial is fine) if you've been a student within the past 4 years
We will notify you within two weeks if your application is not complete.
Completed applications are forwarded to the Director of Admissions for review. Decisions concerning acceptance are made on a rolling basis, usually 4-6 weeks after an application is completed.
If you did not attach your resume, transcript or photo to your application, please scan and send to email@example.com.
You should request a Letter of Recommendation from individuals who can testify to your seriousness as a student as well as your personal character and commitment to your Jewish identity. Typical recommenders include: supervisors, professors, rabbis or professionals at Jewish or other organizations with which you have been involved. Please do not submit recommendations from personal friends or relatives. Here is the link to the recommendation form as well as a paragraph that we ask you to include when requesting a recommendation.
Instructions to recommender: Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (www.pardes.org.il) is a religious and academic institution of higher Jewish learning that caters to Jews of all backgrounds and knowledge levels. Successful students must be capable of deciphering difficult texts with a partner in the study hall and contributing appropriately and insightfully in seminar-style classes. They will also be mature adults who will be valued participants in a close-knit Jewish community. Because Pardes does not generally give grades or tests, students must be self-motivated, reliable, and serious. Recommenders should describe their relationship with the potential student and their assessment of the applicant's abilities and character, with special attention to their academic and interpersonal skills particularly as they relate to the demands of Pardes study.
(Please note: you must contact your recommender personally to request a recommendation. Pardes does not make the request.)
If you have any questions concerning the application process, contact Hodaya Levi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have submitted this application you will be directed to the link to pay the $50 application fee, without which your application cannot be processed.
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