Full Time Program for Women


Living stipends and tuition waivers available for young women engaging in advanced Jewish study.

Women from all walks of life, of all ages and backgrounds, are attracted to the intellectual rigor and personalized attention they receive through the Yesodot and Beit Midrash classes. Join us for the unparalleled experience of studying our tradition in our open and respectful learning environment.

The full time programs run from September through May. Students may apply for a second year of study and, if appropriate, may advance to the next level.

Full time students may be awarded a tuition waiver and/or living stipend.

Click here to see highlights from the fall 2012 semester.
Click here to see highlights from the spring 2013 semester.
Click here to see end-of-year highlights. 

 Amanda and Chaya Jackie


Yesodot Skill Building Program
Women develop skills in Jewish text-study through classes in biblical Hebrew, parshanut (biblical interpretation), Jewish law and Talmud. Full or part time study programs are available.

Beit Midrash Program
Women with strong Hebrew skills and experience with biblical and rabbinic texts engage in life transforming, full time Jewish learning. The curriculum consists of the intensive study of Talmud, halakha, and Tanakh

Arts Fellowship
Professional women in the arts develop skills to interpret classical Jewish texts and integrate Jewish thought and philosophy into their various artistic expressions. They study full or part time in the Yesodot or Beit Midrash programs and engage together in targeted thematic text study in a weekly Artists' Beit Midrash. Works-in-progess are planned, discussed, and presented in weekly salons.


Sydney Schiff and Melis ErdurDevorah LevineRachel Friedman with studentsMira Niculescu

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