Our Girls at the Forefront of an Educational Vision
Midreshet Afikim was founded in order to reach out directly to Israeli girls and provide them with an experience of limud Torah unavailable to them in the school system. The goal of Midreshet Afikim was' for a decade, to expand the horizons of as many girls as possible through extra-curricular programming, in the hopes that not only will their lives be changed, but that they will be part of a small but growing number of voices who yearn to change the assumptions about and opportunities of Torah learning and living available to girls.
And lo and behold – things indeed have changed, and Midreshet Afikim was given the extraordinary opportunity this year, 2021-22, to open the doors to a full curricular Midrasha Tichonit Beit Midrash program, with the help of Ulpanat Haleli in Givat Washington. Girls who previously could only experience Afikim outside of school now have the opportunity to be part of an environment committed to learning and loving Torah, growing in tefilla, and, as the first class, building the layers of a program which is entirely new to the religious school system.
Afikim's extracurricular programs are continuing to grow, and together with the new Midrasha Tichonit, we are poised to reach many young women, who will be able to grow and study in ways that their mothers could only dream of.