Our Mission

Founded in 1998 by veteran Jewish educator Batya Hefter, the Women’s Beit Midrash of Efrat and Gush Etzion is a vibrant community organized around Torah Study for women of all ages and backgrounds. In our encounter with classic Jewish sources, we encourage personal growth through conversation and introspection, aiming to break rote behavior and foster holistic religious experience. We also provide a forum to address contemporary social and personal issues, hoping to create a more knowledgeable, spiritually engaged, socially active, and tolerant society.

Our Board

Sara Susswein Tesler


Elisheva Hershler

Mindy Barad

Haya Shames

Vicki Frolich

Batya Hefter