This August Drisha launched a new yeshiva in Rosh Tzurim, Israel. The yeshiva is an advanced learning institute for women which offers both one-year and multi-year programs for young women who have completed at least one year in a post-high school beit midrash.
The yeshiva is led by Rabbanit Hanna Dreyfus (Godinger), who holds the title Rosh Yeshiva. Rabbanit Dreyfus has served as Rosh Beit Midrash in Midreshet Lindenbaum, Rabbanit of Pelech High School, and director Matan’s advanced Talmud program, Metivta.
Other members of the core faculty are Rabbanit Yael Shimoni, Assistant Rosh Yeshiva and Ramit; Nechama Porat, Ramit; and Noa Ovadia Wechsler, Dean of Students.
Studies at the yeshiva focus on gemara; gemara study takes place five mornings a week (iyun) as well as every evening (bekiut). Additional foci are Jewish thought and halakha. Jewish thought involves a study of religious, theological, and philosophical texts to create a foundation for the cultivation of religious depth. Halakha focuses on developing familiarity with a broad range of halakhic texts and an understanding of halakhic decision-making as reflected in responsa and codes.
Understanding individual and communal prayer to be core elements of religious life, the yeshiva works to build communal prayer experiences as well as help deepen students’ engagement in prayer through hakhana litfilla.
The goal of this yeshiva is to enable women to achieve the highest levels of Torah learning, to enable female scholars to continue to develop as talmidot chakhamot, and to help women cultivate intellectual, religious, and personal depth.
To read more about the yeshiva on our Hebrew website, click here.
To see the yeshiva’s daily schedule, click here.