Midreshet Rachel Approach to Learning
Striking a Delicate Balance
The Midreshet Rachel v’Chaya program, tailor-made for educated adult Jewish women, aims to delicately balance seemingly divergent educational goals.
Be challenged to grow spiritually, personally, and intellectually in a supportive, nurturing environment. Personal growth is exciting but challenging. We strive to foster a warm and friendly environment within which to grow, with a staff that is helpful, accessible, learned, and experienced.
Learn how to independently access Torah sources while strengthening your link to tradition. We have developed a skills-based curriculum to help open you up to a broad range of Jewish texts. It is taught by faculty who are steeped in tradition and strive to pass on what they have gained from their own mentors.
Study in the classroom and learn outside of it. Our intensive curriculum combines formal instruction with independent chavruta-partner work. Those are complemented by a broad program of tours of the land of Israel, Shabbatonim, holiday celebrations, guest lectures and special events. Every student also participates in the Chesed program, making a real difference in people’s lives and growing in the process.
Be part of a close community that respects your individuality. Our students are taught to realize both their uniqueness as individuals, and the joy and importance of connecting up with others. Friendships grow and develop at Midreshet Rachel v’Chaya that last a lifetime; and a Darche Noam community reflecting the diversity of Darche Noam Institutions has emerged both in Israel and the Diaspora. Our alumni are very active in the Jewish community at large, acutely aware of their responsibities as Jews.