Women's Institute for Torah Studies
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 is changing the conversation in Israel about women and Judaism. We are empowering our students with the knowledge, tools and the self-confidence to become teachers, spiritual guides, leaders, role models and change agents in Jewish communities throughout Israel.
Matan has an open and nuanced approach to Torah studies. Our Batei Midrash create an atmosphere that encourages independent thought, inquiry and discovery. We have become the address for Israeli women seeking to delve into Tanakh, Talmud, Jewish Law and Philosophy, taught by faculty who are renowned experts in their fields.
Matan also provides ongoing education and community programs such as our summer Tanakh institutes, multiple cohorts participating in the mother-daughter Bat Mitzvah program in Israel and abroad, a wide array of weekly lectures and learning series, seminars, Tanakh learn & tour programs and more. We are impacting tens of thousands of people annually.
Matan graduates are part of the contemporary Jewish conversation, spearheading change, shaping and strengthening future Jewish generations and informing Jewish life.