Amira Rosenberg

is currently an English teacher and michanechet with experience teaching in the Israeli educational system. Over the last ten years, Amira has had the opportunity to work with Jewish secular and religious Israelis, Arab Israelis and Christian students. Amira holds a BA in religion, philosophy and fine arts from New York University and a Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. Before aliya, Amira was an adjunct professor in Georgetown University’s Theology Department. She is a mother of four grown children and is currently residing in Netanya with her husband.

Chaya Bina-Katz

is Matan's CEO. She graduated from Bar Ilan University law school and practised law for a number of years. In 2008 she joined the Matan staff. She has worked with the Bat Mitzvah program, event planning, programming and development. Chaya's role as CEO combines her skills, knowledge and passion for Matan and women's Torah learning.

Leah Maimonie

has a B.A. in Speech Therapy from Tel Aviv University and an M.A. in Educational Counseling from the University of Alabama in conjunction with Michlelet Orot.  She is a graduate of the Matmidot program at Matan HaSharon.  Leah teaches Midrash at Matan HaSharon and is the coordinator of activities in the Gavna studio and for the Matan Bat Mitzvah program throughout Israel.  She is a founder of a website which features content, materials and activities designed around the calendar (
Melissa Rayman, Director of Programming

Melissa Rayman

is the programming director of the Matan Bellows Eshkolot Educators Institute. She has been involved in formal and informal Jewish education for both adults and children for almost 30 years. Melissa has a degree in computer science from Stern College and certification from the Dyslexia Training Institute. After teaching Judaic studies at Shevach High School and at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey, Melissa and her family made aliyah to Beit Shemesh, where she is the Director of Matan Beit Shemesh, teaches children with dyslexia and leads a very popular Tanakh chabura at Congregation Nofei Hashemesh.

Rabbanit Malke Bina

Rabbanit Malke Bina founded Matan in 1988 and served as Director for 33 years. She has now taken on the role of President and she continues to guide Matan's growth and development. Rabbanit Bina is a visionary and is widely recognized for her revolutionary work in advanced Torah learning for women. She has won numerous prestigious awards including being decorated as a Yakir Yerushalayim - Worthy Citizen of Jerusalem - in 2021.

Rabbanit Oshra Koren

is the founder, director and a lecturer at Matan HaSharon and creator of Matan’s International Mother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah program. She has a B.A. in Machsevet Yisrael and Hebrew Literature from the Hebrew University and is a graduate of the Matmidot program in Matan Jerusalem.  Rabbanit Koren runs the Gavna choir.

Rabbi Johnny Solomon

Shulamit Shimon (Katz)

is a lawyer (LLB), and a proud mother and grandmother.  She works as a lawyer and mediator.  Formerly she was a legal advisor for the municipality of Rehovot.  Shulamit has been a student at Matan HaSharon for nine years and is a member of the board of Reut.  She is a volunteer in the nonprofit Paamonim and the Rehovot Municipal Mediation Center.  She believes in the power and right of every woman to be educated and independent and to use her skills to further self-growth and contribute to the world around her.

Sue Gelber

has a B.A. in History and Political Science from CCNY, the Teacher’s Institue of Yeshiva University and an M.A. in Library Science with a specialty in medical sciences from Columbia University.  She is a graduate of the Matmidot program in Matan HaSharon. Sue is the Administrative Director and a lecturer at Matan HaSharon.

Tamar Roth

is head of the Matan Hashmonaim Beit Midrash. She has a B.A. and M.A. in Jewish History from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and is an instructor nationally, supervising the teaching of civics for the Ministry of Education. She is a lecturer at Efrata in the department for the retraining of academics.

Tamara Caplin

(née Baum) deepened her love of Torah study at Shaalvim for Women seminary in Jerusalem (07/08) and then returned to London to study Speech and Language Therapy. Whilst studying, and later working, Tamara was involved in establishing “The Midrasha” providing shiurim for women of all ages in North West London. In September 2016 Tamara and her husband Josh and their two daughters made Aliyah to Modiin. Tamara is now working as a speech therapist and as coordinator for Matan Modiin.

Tzippy Ramati

has a B.A. in informal education and educational administration and an M.A. in Talmud from Bar Ilan University. She is a guide for groups travelling to Poland and the Ukraine. Tzippy is the coordinator of the Matan Bat Mitzvah program in Israel and she is a lecturer and group facilitator. She is the marketing manager and coordinator of educational programs at Matan HaSharon