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Student Services

Environment and Student Services

CYS College of Jewish Studies (CYSCJS) is located in the premises of The Shul, a Chabad-Lubavitch synagogue in Surfside, Florida, and near to Bal Harbour, North Bay Village, and Bay Harbor Islands. The Shul has become the focal point of a vibrant Jewish community, and CYSCJS students will enjoy the amenities such a community affords: synagogues, kosher restaurants, convenient shopping, and recreational activities.

Students will have access to the extensive Jewish community of Miami Beach, with the many institutions which support a rich Jewish life, including synagogues, kollels, Jewish learning centers and libraries, a Holocaust memorial, a Jewish community center, restaurants, Judaica shops, etc.

​CYSCJS is located at 9540 Collins Avenue, and is accessible by public as well as private conveyances.

Physical Plants and Facilities Management

The Shul is an extensive, decade-old complex, with a sanctuary, chapels which are used for a Sephardic minyan, lecture halls, and the College’s library. As a focal point for the Jewish community, The Shul offers extensive resources: early childhood education, recreational facilities, mikva’ot, extensive space for social functions, etc. The Shul offers the community a vigorous lecture series, including leading rabbinic scholars, concerts, and lectures on Jewish interest. The Shul also hosts a biannual conference on “Torah and Science” co-sponsored with B’Or HaTorah of Jerusalem and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, as well as a conference on Jewish education, co-sponsored by FIU. The Shul has classrooms, a study hall, and other facilities for use by CYSCJS students.

Library

CYSCJS maintains a professional, rabbinic-Judaic library for use by its students, staff and faculty. The Library is located at the southwest corner of the first floor of The Shul and is under the direction of a qualified Judaica librarian.

The Library contains an extensive collection of the sacred writings and commentaries which form the heart of the curriculum, as well as historical, literary, and modern critical works, journals, reference materials, electronic publications, and manuscripts.

CYSCJS is connected globally to users of the Internet. Online search services enable students to access a myriad of research and technological tools.

Mon, January 17 2022 15 Shevat 5782