Matan has been at the cutting edge of Torah learning for women since it was established in 1988.  What began as a small group studying around a dining room table with Rabbanit Malke Bina, has developed into a dynamic, broad based institute with intensive Beit Midrash programs and a wide array of innovative and challenging learning opportunities for women of all ages and from all backgrounds. We are inspiring generations of women through multifaceted transformative Jewish study.

Matan has an open and nuanced approach to Torah studies: The Beit Midrash programs are designed for women who want to study Tanakh, Gemara, Halakha and Philosophy thoroughly and in-depth.  There are yearlong and multiyear Beit Midrash programs characterized by a deep commitment to tradition and Halakha alongside intellectual honesty and openness to academic research.  Studies take place in small, select groups, with a dialogue between the students and the lecturers and an emphasis on chavruta (paired) study and personal contact.  Matan’s Beit Midrash is educating women who are leaders in the fields of Tanakh, Talmud, Jewish and academic studies.  The Beit Midrash serves as the foundation for the growth of women leaders who are sensitive to the needs of society and scholars and lovers of Torah.

The Melton Centre of Jewish Education in partnership with Matan, offers a unique opportunity for Matan students to complete an MA in Education specializing in Jewish Education at The Hebrew University concurrently with their Beit Midrash learning.

Matan students may complete the online semesters during their time in Israel, followed by the 6-week summer semester in Jerusalem. Selected Matan courses are recognized by Hebrew University and will be counted as credit towards the Master's Degree.

This program provides fellows with the unique opportunity to live, work, and complete their MA degree at one of the top hundred universities in the world, within the year.

Special benefits and scholarships apply to students registering as current Matan students.

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