Midreshet Lindenbaum

The breath of life and the shofar blasts

The breath of life and the shofar blasts The one biblical mitzvah that characterizes Rosh Hashanah reenacts the creation of humankind, an event that occurred on this very date in history Rabbanit Dena (Freundlich) Rock teaches Talmud and Halakha at Midreshet Lindenbaum, in addition to coordinating the school’s Matmidot Scholars program. Rosh Hashanah appears to …

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Religious Girls to Serve in Cyber Corps

Rav Ohad with students serving in the IDF

Religious Girls to Serve in Cyber Corps Young religious Zionist women at pre-army academies can now serve in cyber and programming positions in the C4I Corps ⦁ Chair of the Joint Council of Pre-Army Academies: “Many young women want to study Torah and serve in the IDF” Moshe Vistuch | September 6, 2020 For the …

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Women’s Torah World Commences Zman Elul and the School Year

Women’s Torah World Commences Zman Elul and the School Year Women’s Torah seminaries have opened for Zman Elul of Hebrew year 5780. Lindenbaum Seminary opened its gates to the 185 young women who arrived at what is currently the world’s largest women’s Torah seminary. Sixty of these young women came from abroad and are spending …

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Virtual Beit Midrash Summer Program for Teens

Scavenger hunt online

Midreshet Lindenbaum Launches Unique Virtual Beit Midrash Summer Program for Teens The Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program at Midreshet Lindenbaum is always looking for new ways to strengthen young women’s Torah learning and connection to Israel.  Realizing that COVID-19 had left teens around the world without plans for the summer, staff utilized the online-teaching …

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Virtual Beit Midrash Summer Program

girls studying in beit midrash

Midreshet Lindenbaum Plans Virtual Beit Midrash Summer Program By JLNJ Staff | June 18, 2020 Since traditional camps and summer programs will not be operating as usual, some programs are looking to switch to virtual scheduling. Ohr Torah Stone’s Midreshet Lindenbaum recently announced a new Virtual Beit Midrash program for young women completing 10th and …

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Ready to Give Their All – and More

Reut Bar

Ready to Give Their All – and More The young Israeli women whose pre-army studies at Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Jerusalem, Lod and Carmiel branches were interrupted by COVID-19 are thrilled to be back on campus. “During the lockdown, it was difficult to be away from my friends, who have become like sisters,” says Reut Bar, a …

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Voices | A Seminary Experience, Disrupted

Stephanie Deichman

Voices | A Seminary Experience, Disrupted By Stephanie Deichman It’s hard to believe Shavuot has already passed.  It feels like just a few days ago that I celebrated Purim in Jerusalem with my friends and teachers. My friends and I made our way to Ben Yehuda Street and sat around eating falafel, laughing and talking, …

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Is Rut Really a Role Model?

Is Rut Really a Role Model? By Rabbanit Dena Freundlich, Ram’it in the Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program at Midreshet Lindenbaum The Question About a year ago, a Midreshet Lindenbaum alumna (Sarah Cabot, ML 5778) posed a thought-provoking question to me over WhatsApp about the character of Rut.  Her query unsettled me because it hit …

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The Second Tablets and the Role of Divine Intervention in the Halachic Process

Rabbi Kenneth Brander

The Second Tablets and the Role of Divine Intervention in the Halachic Process Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander Shavuot celebrates a foundational event in Jewish history, the day that God gave the law to the Jewish people. In this lesson, we will investigate God’s role in the halachic (legal) process after the giving of the Torah. To begin, …

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In Honor of Yom Yerushalayim – Two Seminary Students

In Honor of Yom Yerushalyim – Two Seminary Students Elli Steinlauf from Los Angeles and Avigayil Halpert from Teaneck, NJ. May 20, 2020 In looking forward to our year of study in Israel at Midreshet Lindenbaum, some of the days we both were most looking forward too were the “Yoms,” – Yom Ha’atzmaut and Yom …

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“Equal Benefits for Women Studying Gemara”

Request from the Ministry of Social Affairs: “Equal Benefits for Women Studying Gemara” A cheider of their own: women studying Torah at religious institutes are not eligible for the benefits given their female peers in academia, or to men studying in yeshivas | ITIM applied to the Ministry of Social Affairs demanding that women Torah …

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Intergenerational Learning in Carmiel

Intergenerational Learning in Carmiel

Last week, the pioneering northern branch of Midreshet Lindenbaum-Matat opened their doors for 60 new voices to join their unique chorus of learning in the seminary’s Carmiel beit midrash.

“We invited our students’ mothers and grandmothers for a rich and exciting program of intergenerational learning,” revealed Matat director Rabbanit Neta Lederberg. “The visit provided an opportunity for them to take pride in their daughters’ or granddaughters’ skills and accomplishments, to see firsthand their academic and residential surroundings, and to expand our midrasha’s family,” she said.

The women spent the day enveloped in the warm study hall learning a variety of topics from the Talmud, Tanach, Chasidut and Jewish Philosophy, before enjoying a delicious, healthy spread, prepared and presented by the students. 

“It’s very apparent that my granddaughter is in a real place of Torah,” said one grandmother. “The calm, holistic nature of the midrasha and its staff were the perfect backdrop for this meeting, which was really a gift.”

Another participant shared her reflections by text message on the way back home:

Dear Neta, saying thanks verbally wasn’t enough to show gratitude for a day like today.  I wanted to really share my gratitude for this inside look into my daughter’s world, and an introduction to the sweet taste of their enchanting seminary.  Thanks for reminding us that it’s good to take time out of work and daily routine to meet and spend time with our daughters. Thank you very much for understanding that it is good that I “take” from the times of work, running and routine to encounter with my daughter.  Please thank the staff, who brought us back to the basics, enabled us to explore slavery and true freedom and to think about the here and now. I wish I could have attended all of the classes without having to choose.  Thank you for the pampering refreshments. Thank you for bringing all of us mothers and grandmothers together, providing us with a space to discuss ‘maternal’ matters and embark upon a true partnership . Lastly, thank you for your warm countenance and soul, for your incredible fortitude and investment, and for making place in your heart for my daughter and now, for me too. “

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