Judaic Studies Institute


Certificate, Diplomas, and Degrees in Yeshua-Torah based Studies


Instructor: Rabbi Mordecai Silver Ph.D, USA, President JSI

Instructor: Rabbi Deborah Brandt Ph.D, USA, Vice-President JSI


Information on courses available upon request to Student Support student.support@jsi-edu.org.


Questions may be directed to Student Support or

JSI General Inquiries jsi.academics@jsi-edu.org



Admission to the Judaic Studies Institute (JSI) is entirely on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve. We operate an admissions policy which ensures equality of opportunity to all applicants. Applications are welcomed from students with excellent academic potential and the Institute recognizes the importance of admitting applicants to a Program suited to enhance their knowledge and aspirations in the field of Judaic Jewish Studies. The selection process therefore takes account of all aspects of an application and not just an applicant's academic profile.


In seeking to attract applications from students with excellent academic potential, JSI is committed to widening participation and to promoting wider access to Judaic Education. JSI is committed to treating all applicants within the admissions cycle fairly.



This program, awarding a Religious Degree in various Yeshua-Torah based Judaic Studies and Rabbinic Semicha (Ordination), is a comprehensive series of tertiary qualifications with exit points for students, to be ordained and practice as Congregational Rabbis, among other areas of studies as noted previously. We are a religious non-profit institution whose sole purpose is to train students in religious disciplines to prepare them to assume a vocational objective relating primarily to religion.


The level at which the various year programs are presented will enable the student to become well versed in Jewish Halachah (Law), Torah, Tanach, Jewish Ethics, the Oral Law and other pertinent writings as determined by the Institute's staff to name but a few, teaching a Yeshua-Torah based Judaic / Jewish understanding about the Moshiach Yeshua. The program can not only produce practicing Rabbis, but also teachers in the Field, all of whom will be able to converse on the deep aspects of Traditional Judaism with Rabbinical authorities worldwide. The Yeshua-Torah based Judaic system thus combines the traditional aspects of Judaism with other teachings about the Yeshua-Torah based Judaic / Jewish Messiah Yeshua. 



Every Program (Certificate, Diploma, and Religious Degrees ranging from an Associates Degree, Bachelor's Degree, master's Degree, and a Doctorate Degree) has an admissions process, which considers all the applications for that area of study. Advisors are interested in an applicant's academic achievements but they will also take note of the spread of subjects studied in related formal and informal courses. Selectors take an applicant's Personal Statement (CV) into account when they make their decision, as well as actual or predicted examination grades. Advisors are looking for evidence of knowledge and understanding of a subject, of commitment, motivation and responsibility, and ability to cope with the challenges of an institute's education.


Applications for admission to Programs are considered without regard to any inappropriate distinction e.g. ethnicity or national origin, nationality, disability, gender, political beliefs, marital status or socio-economic background. Mature students (those who will be 21 years of age and over at the time they start an undergraduate course), and students who have suffered educational hardship or disruption (including students with disabilities), may receive special consideration.


JSI believes a diverse student population is important from an educational and social perspective; enhancing the educational experience for all.



Listed below are the minimum requirements for any candidate to enroll:


1. The candidate must have a minimum of Grade 12 or equivalent school qualification to enroll. JSI applies academic criteria and therefore, the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) as well as EL (Experiential Learning) are considered when prospective students apply for the study Program at the Institute. RPL means that although you may not have matric/grade 12, your applicable life experience will be in your favor but you will still have to be examined and tested in all theoretical subjects and practical subjects for the course you have enrolled in. This may be done in a variety of formats.


2. The candidate must have access to a computer.


3. The candidate should be computer literate - if in possession of a computer as assignments must be typed.


4. The candidate must have a good grasp of the English language as all classes are in English.


5. The candidate must understand the basics of research - although comprehensive training is supplied in the first year.



JSI considers you an applicant if you are still in high school or have graduated from high school but have not enrolled in a regular session at any college or university. Freshman applications to JSI are evaluated on the following:


The number of preparatory courses completed and the level of achievement in those courses including:


1. Courses completed beyond the minimum subject requirements.


2. Academic grade point average.


3. Evidence of intellectual or creative achievement or substantial public service.


4. Special talents, achievements, and awards in a particular field, such as in the visual and performing arts; special interests, such as intensive study and exploration of Jewish Studies; experiences that demonstrate unusual promise for leadership, such as significant community service or significant participation in student government; or other significant experiences or achievements that demonstrate the applicant's promise for contributing to the intellectual vitality of the Judaic Studies Institute.


5. Academic accomplishments in light of the applicant's life experiences and special circumstance.




"Recognition of prior learning is a process whereby, through assessment, credit is given to learning which has already been acquired in different ways."


Judaic Studies Institute


RPL is a process that allows candidates an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. Candidates undergo a series of assessments specifically designed to assist them to display their competence. At the end of the assessment process each candidate is issued with credits for the learning that they have been able to display. These credits are liked to JSI registered qualifications. Through RPL, a candidate could earn credit for a few unit standards or a full qualification. RPL recognizes any learning that the candidate has acquired, whether it was from formal training, workplace experience, or general life experience.