While Israeli society has taken great strides toward gender equality over the past few decades, a significant gender gap persists. The Shalom Hartman Institute seeks to empower young Israeli women to become confident leaders now and in the future through educational programs aimed at developing women who are confident with their self-image and with their intellect and who have been trained to be at the forefront of changing the Israeli discourse.
Established in 2007, the Midrashiya High School for Girls has successfully implemented an authentic and coherent educational vision that fuses respect for Jewish tradition and learning with an obligation to halakha and feminist ideology. The Midrashiya has the benefit of being able to draw on resources from the Shalom Hartman Institute, including the Institute's award-winning Charles E. Smith High School for Boys, to develop its unique curriculum.
Innovative, Experimental Education
The school instills its students with a strong self-image by providing a holistic environment in which Orthodox teenage girls can advance spiritually, physically, and intellectually. The school's Body-Soul-Consciousness Program has recently been approved and recommended by the Israeli Ministry of Education for use as an Orthodox feminist curriculum for the state religious school system.
The Golden Body-Soul-Consciousness Triangle
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