About Yeshivat Maharat

For the first time women have an official path for gaining the skills, training, and certification they need to become spiritual leaders within the Modern Orthodox community.

Through a rigorous curriculum of Talmud and halakhic decision-making (psak), our graduates are authorized to be poskot (legal arbiters) within the boundaries of halakha. During their four years of study, our students also gain superior training in pastoral counseling and leadership development so they can lead with distinction. Through our unique internship program all of our students gain experience in synagogues, campuses, and communal organizations, where they hone their ability to bring Talmudic scholarship to real-world situations.

Once a woman graduates from Yeshivat Maharat she has the credentials to lead Orthodox congregations alongside her male peers and to lend her voice and talents to help build rich, dynamic Jewish communities. 

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Upcoming Events

Ani L'Dodi V'Dodi Li: The Halakhot of Niddah, Mikveh and Marital Sex Taught with a Modern Sensibility. Sundays 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13 at 5:00 PM, West Side Jewish Center (347 West 34th Street). To register, email info@yctorah.org or call 212-666-0036.

Itim La'Torah: Winter Week of Learning in NYC. January 11-15 followed by a Shabbaton in Riverdale. Click here to apply. 

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