Ma’aleh, Women’s Advanced Torah Programme

The Chief Rabbi has designed the Ma’aleh, Women’s Advanced Torah Programme, which will be launched by the United Synagogue, along with Mizrachi UK, Matan and LSJS, in October 2023. This programme will provide broad and in-depth knowledge of Torah to create inspiring female role models and leaders. The scope and skills acquired through the programme will enable participants to teach a variety of core Jewish subjects with passion, proficiency and confidence.

This two-year programme will cater for women looking to learn Torah at an advanced level, with outstanding educators. The programme will give participants the opportunity to learn Tanach, halacha, gemara and Jewish thought in depth, acquiring a solid grounding in all of these areas. In addition, the programme will include high-level leadership and pedagogic training. Through guided weekly study and Torah classes, participants will hone their learning and teaching methods.

The programme will run for two evenings each week (one in person and one online), with six whole day Sunday seminars each year. The core teachers will be Rabbanit Shani Taragin, Rebbetzen and Yoetzet Halacha Lauren Levin, and Rabbanit and Yoetzet Halacha Rachel Weinstein.

This programme is open to applications from any woman who would like to study Torah at a high level. Study will be textual and in-depth and there will be a thorough application process. Previous Torah learning experience is necessary. We are happy to discuss requirements with anyone who is interested in taking part. Please email Laurie Maurer on for more information.


Term dates for first year:

Term 1: 10th Oct – 13th Dec (10 weeks)

Term 2: 9th Jan – 6th April (12 weeks)

Term 3: 7th May – 10th July (10 weeks)


The programme fee is £350 per term. No-one will be denied a place due to financial difficulties. Please contact us to discuss this further.


The application window for this programme has now officially closed, but if you are interested to find out more about Ma'aleh please contact Laurie