Etz Chayim 2019

We need your support!

February 2019


To our WBM community,

Today, we begin our annual fundraising campaign.  We feel privileged to work with an amazing Board to support, manage and develop our Women's Beit Midrash and Transformative Torah project.  It is a labor of love.

We continue to offer our high level weekly shiurim in conjunction with Katedra, provide the community with the valued , highly anticipated programs around the Jewish calendar and  present programs to address the needs of our community.

The WBM continues to be our Mishkan for spiritual development and nourishment.

As head of the Board, and chair of the Transformative Torah Project, we invite you to join us in this remarkable mitzva to support our spiritual home and hub.

With Hashem's help, may we together continue to provide thoughtful quality programs to cultivate Torah in our ever expanding Gush Etzion community.

Join us with your contribution today,

Pnina Farkas, Head of the Board           Vicki Frolich, Chair of Transformative Torah Project


Make Torah your priority

Classic WBM  ♦  Flagship WBM Programs  ♦  Transformative Torah

Dear Friends,
We are proud to launch our annual Etz Chaiyim Campaign!
Following a year of transition, we are delighted to celebrate the accomplishments of our Women’s Beit Midrash. The WBM, now run by our dedicated board with Batya Hefter’s spiritual guidance, is the umbrella organization for three components:

Classic Women’s Beit Midrash
The Women’s Beit Midrash joint program with Kathedra Gush Etzion, offers more annual classes including a new tiyul program, bonding our community with enriching experience.

Flagship WBM Programs
The Women’s Beit Midrash marks our calendar with programs for the Holidays, Shabbat, and special occasions.

Transformative Torah
Batya Hefter’s trail-blazing spiritual pedagogic program, devoted to teaching and writing to reach our community and the broader Jewish World.


As members of the board, we are committed to ensure that our Beit Midrash provide high level, inspiring Torah programs that make a difference for our community. We can only be successful with your partnership. Please join us today in this mitzvah to provide a financially strong base for our spiritual home. Your donation will ensure that you will continue to benefit from the quality education that you enjoy and value. Make Torah your priority.

We need that more than ever today.

Thank you for your generosity.


WBM Board

Mindy Barad, Sara Jo Ben Zvi, Rivka Demsky,
Pnina Farkas,  Vicki Frolich, Jackie Gross,
Elisheva Hershler, Dina Roemer, Batya Hefter

Amount Raised of NIS 500,000 Goal:

  • 10%

Join the Etz Chayim Society

Donations of 2,000 nis and above are included in our Etz Chayim Society

Guardian…..NIS 100,000
Benefactor…..NIS 50,000
Patron…..NIS 20,000
Builder…..NIS 12,000
Partner……NIS 8,000
Fellow……NIS 4,000
Friend…..NIS 2,000