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Dear Parents and Applicants,


Thank you for your interest in the Tzohar Seminary for Chassidus and the Arts.


We review each application in its entirety using a holistic review process to determine whether a student will thrive at Tzohar Seminary. Since not all students showcase their abilities in the same way, each application is given careful consideration before an admission decision is reached. Tzohar seeks students who are focused and serious about their Torah learning as well as those who are talented in the arts and looking to integrate creativity and the arts into an authentic seminary experience.

Applicants must submit the following:

1. Completed application for admission (including the attached essay)

2. $100 application fee 

3. Official high school transcripts

4. Two letters of recommendation

After submitting the above items, applicants will be contacted to complete an interview (either in New York or via skype) and to please bring a portfolio (samples of art, writing, performances, etc.) to your interview!

Please download our application in your format of choice:


Please email all forms and your application to: tzoharforms@gmail.com



When we receive all of the above, we will contact you to arrange a personal interview to be held in Crown Heights, the weekend of Chof Beis Shvat.


Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $10,000 ($9,500 for tuition paid ahead in full)

Full Board: $4,250 (including 3 daily meals)

Full Room: $3,750

Activities Fee: $325

Laundry Fee: $160

Limited scholarships awards are available for families in need.

Israel Trip- Touring & accommodation expenses for this anticipated trip will be fully funded, flight costs will be the responsibility of each individual family.



Please feel free to call our office with any questions that you have about the program or the application process (412) 521-1197.

Thank you for your application and we look forward to meeting you!

Much Bracha and Hatzlacha,


Mrs. Amy Guterson, Founder & Artistic Director


Rabbi Dovid Hordiner, Director of Education

Tzohar Seminary admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to its students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and any athletic, artistic or other school-administered programs.