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Thank you for your interest in applying to Yeshivat Maharat! Learn more about our programs:

Learn about applying to Maharat. We look forward to getting to know you through the admissions process!

Applications for our Core Semikha, Beit Midrash program, Va'Tichtov Fellowship,  and Emerging Scholars Award/ Cohort are now closed. If you are still interested in applying for the upcoming year, please write directly to to discuss your candidacy and reason for late application. Thank you--we look forward to reviewing.

  • Core Semikha is a four-year rabbinic ordination program for Orthodox women. We offer in-person, hybrid, and remote learning options. 

  • Beit Midrash Program is a one-year immersive learning program for Orthodox women and men who are exploring rabbinic ordination. The program is run by Yeshivat Maharat and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. 

  • The Emerging Scholars Award celebrates women who are high school seniors and have demonstrated a personal commitment to leadership, spirituality, and Torah learning. 

  • The Emerging Scholars Cohort brings together post-high school young women learning in different seminaries and gap year programs in Israel for monthly sessions plus a Shabbaton. 

  • V'aTichtov: She Writes is a fellowship which elevates Jewish women's scholarship by building a cohort of scholars and providing the skills, support, and resources necessary to produce new content.

Note for students living outside the United States: We are an authorized F-1 Student Visa educational institution through the U.S. Government. If you are in need of a student visa to attend, please contact Amanda Shechter, SVP of Finance and Operations.

Maharat does not charge tuition and offers a generous stipend to support students’ learning. Learn more about student finances here.

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