Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Midrash Shmuel located?
How many talmidim are in Midrash Shmuel?
How many talmidim do you accept each Elul?
How many first year Rebbeim are there?
How many first year shiurim are there?
There are three iyun shiurim for the first year boys. In addition all first year boys are encouraged to attend the Rosh Yeshiva’s afternoon shiur which takes place three times a week and is on the same Gemara they are learning.
Are the shiurim divided according to level?
How are chavrusas organized?
Where do the boys sleep?
The Yeshiva dormitory facilities, Kollel families and Yeshiva premises are all within a few minutes of each other.
Typically there are three to four boys per room. Our priority is that the boys are happy and to that end we make sure friends are together and that the apartments are well-maintained. Great care is taken to ensure that boys are placed in a way that satisfies them socially and personally.
What time is curfew?
Where and what do the boys eat?
Do boys have to be in Yeshiva for Shabbos?
On an out-Shabbos there are minyanim and meals in Yeshiva. Boys who want to eat in Yeshiva must sign up by Thursday lunchtime. Many boys enjoy taking advantage of the warm hospitality provided by the kollel families in the neighborhood. Of course, the boys are free to go away for Shabbos to family and friends.
Do you have extra-curricular activities?
Do the boys go on Tiyulim?
Does the Yeshiva have a dress code?
- From Motzei Yom Kippur until Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan.
- The month of Nissan.
- From Motzei Tisha B’Av until Rosh Chodesh Elul.
During these times the yeshiva apartments are supervised as usual. There are minyanim and a morning learning seder each day. The yeshiva provides breakfast, but not lunch or dinner, and the boys are given an allowance to buy food locally. Most boys stay for the Sukkos break and go home for the Pesach break.