In 1988 Malke Bina and a group of women created Matan while learning around a dining room table. From this modest start, Matan grew into an innovative institution dedicated to furthering women's Torah study. Matan's Beit Midrash has paved the way for women to learn Torah at the highest levels.
At the heart of our activities lies Torah Lishma - studying the Torah for its own sake. Matan's educational philosophy emphasizes nurturing our students' individual growth while equipping them with the foundation to guide their families, communities, and modern Jewish society as a whole.
The learning at Matan stems from a commitment to tradition and Halakha, coupled with openness to diverse spiritual and intellectual perspectives. This richness is reflected in our students' diverse cultural backgrounds and life experiences. The vibrant hum of our Beit Midrash nourishes the active spirit of the Matan community.
Matan strives to remain conscious of the educational and religious needs and wishes of Jewish women in Israel and across the world.
Initiative, openness, and excellence are the unifying characteristics of Matan's faculty. Our educators serve as wonderful role models who continuously evolve both professionally and as individuals. They successfully combine traditional Torah study with cutting edge research tools, while guiding their students toward ever increasing levels of excellence in their academic and spiritual pursuits.
Matan's goal is to establish a generation of expert Jewish leadership-women who are passionate about the Torah and sensitive toward the needs of other individuals and the community.
The dynamic resources of Matan are the staff, faculty, students, board of directors, and our generous supporters. We believe in the strength of women's Torah scholarship and its essential and decisive role in revitalizing the position of women in Judaism.
Matan commits itself to the values of social responsibility, primarily in the area of education. Matan's mission also includes engagement with the world outside our Beit Midrash, particularly with those in need. This call to action is inspired by the spiritual tenets that fill the books inside our beloved halls of study. Through our classes and community based programs Matan is helping to create the next link in the chain of Jewish history - Jewish women's Torah leadership.