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She'arim College of Jewish

Studies for Women

is committed to educating Jewish women to deepen their knowledge and commitment to their Heritage. Our approach to education is holistic, integrating intellectual study and spiritual growth with practical everyday skills.

We believe that education and growth are a continuing life long process.  We encourage  women to develop, maintain, and utilize a close student teacher relationship in this process.

MASA - Gateway to Israel Programs

She'arim is an active participant in the MASA program.

MASA (Hebrew for "Journey) is a partnership between the Israeli government and the Jewish Agency which seeks to strengthen the next generation of Jewish People. MASA endeavors to give thousands of young Jews in the Diaspora the opportunity to spend a semester or a full year in Israel without financial constraints.


To make this vision a reality, MASA is working to create the conditions that will enable thousands of young adults from around the world to participate in long term programs in Israel each year.

She’arim has been approved as a MASA program, and as such students that study at She’arim will be entitled to grants and scholarships.

Basic eligibility to receive a Masa Grant and/or Scholarship

1. Must be between the ages of 18-30
2. Cannot be an Israeli citizen, or if an Israeli citizen has not lived in Israel after the age of 14
3. Has not received a Masa scholarship program in the past

4. Has not participated in a MASA program since 2004

5. Will be studying at She’arim for at least five months
6 Application must be sent in 60 days prior to starting the program (For more details contact Mrs. Ariela Sher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

MASA Grants

Grants are based on country of residence, with USA citizens receiving $2000-$4500 depending on age and length of stay. Students from other countries will receive a grant of $1000 grant.  Students can apply for an  additional-needs based Scholarship.

MASA Needs Based Scholarships

A needs based scholarship is based on a formula of the average income per person in your household divided into the average income in your country.

In order to receive a needs based scholarship, you will be required to give your parents' proof of income. If you are financially independent, you are required to give your proof of income for 12 months, an apartment rental contract for 12 months and a notarized letter by your parents stating that they do not support you financially.

To download a MASA application you can go to MASA’s website http://masaisrael.org/masa/english/ and follow the link to their grants.

Health Insurance

MASA scholarship recipients are required by the MASA program to have Israeli medical insurance. Failure to acquire it will result in losing your scholarship. 

All MASA applications should be submitted directly to She’arim.

She’arim will be happy to assist you in filling out your application and regarding any question you might have.

Please contact Mrs. Ariela Sher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

Mrs. Sandie Freishtat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Choose your Shearim learning level! At She'arim we take your success seriously
offering a host of textual based classes on a variety of levels. Get to know your level:

Taste of Torah is a program designed for women who are curious about their Jewish heritage. No prior knowledge of Jewish Studies, commitment to Jewish observance, or knowledge Hebrew is required      .   Read more

Beit Midrash or study program

Shiur Aleph (beginner - Level 1a and Level 1b)is suited to students who have a positive identification with Judaism, basic committment to Shabbat and Kashrut observance, and are ready to gain basic skills in Torah study     Read more

Shiur Bet (Intermediate - Level 2) is appropriate for students with some Jewish knowledge of Torah learning. Students in this level wish to develop their learning skills and broaden their philosophical knowledge, particularly through the study of Chumash with classical commentaries.               Read more

Shiur Gimel (Advanced - level 3) offers students who are comfortable studying Chumash with commentaries the opportunity to deepen their skills and encounter challenging, new levels of learning.              Read more

She’arim’s core educational program is divided into the beginner- Taste of Torah program and the Beit Midrash or ,Study Program.  These programs have several levels

We are flexible! Come when you can!

She’arim created short-term and long-term sessions throughout the year.

This allows women to join us at any season they find convenient!

We have created programs and sessions that start and end at different times throughout the year,

We realize that the dates of our sessions might not work for you, so we will make it work for you. Using individualized schedules , tutors and a close student mentor relationship allows students to join an ongoing session, at any time.

Whenever you come to She’arim, you can know that we will welcome you warmly and help you acclimate to the ongoing classes.  

Full sessions list and their dates

Upcoming sessions

 Mid Winter December 23, 2012 - January 3, 2013    Winter January 6 - March 11, 2013 


She'arim offers a variaty of programs including:

She'arim offers several seminars.

These seminars cater to goups visiting Israel as well as women living in the Jerusalem area.

Need a spiritual boost?

Bring She'arim to your hometown by inviting one or more of our lecturers to your community for a lecture, weekend or seminar.

She’arim faculty members are sent abroad to spread She’arim's unique Torah learning style throughout the Jewish world. These places include U.S., Canada, England, South Africa and Australia.

Rebbetzin Pavlov usually travels to the States and Canada in November, March and May/June.

She travels to England in January/February.

  If you are interested in bringing one of our outstanding educators to your community, contact us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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