Board of Directors

Debra Applebaum

Dr. Yael Ziegler

is the Rosh Batei Midrash and Academic Director of Matan. She received her BA from Stern College and an MA and Ph.D. in Tanakh at Bar Ilan University. Dr. Ziegler teaches Tanakh at Herzog College and has lectured widely on various Tanakh topics in Israel, the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, and Europe. Dr. Ziegler is the author of Promises to Keep: The Oath in Biblical Narrative, Lamentations: Faith in a Turbulent World, and Ruth: From Alienation to Monarchy, which has been translated into Hebrew.

Frieda R.F. Horwitz

Noomi Lifschitz- Chair

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.

Suzanne Hochstein- Matan Founder