Matan is pleased to inform you of an exciting opportunity for aspiring female Jewish educators who are eager to make a positive lasting impact upon the Jewish community: The Bellows Eshkolot Educators Institute for Tanakh and Jewish Studies. In August 2016, Matan opened The Eshkolot Institute to train a cadre of expert female teachers and leaders who are equipped to tackle the specific needs of Jewish schools and their students, and spark passion for Jewish learning, the State of Israel and Am Yisrael. Eshkolot offers current educators and recent college graduates pursuing a career in Jewish education the opportunity to study at Matan’s Jerusalem campus, and an option to earn an MA in Jewish Education from Hebrew University—all within one year
The Eshkolot Institute provides full-tuition scholarships and living stipends of up to a total of up to $15,000 for suitable candidates who commit to returning to North America to teach in Jewish schools for a minimum of two years upon completion of the program. The program combines intensive Beit Midrash learning and lectures in Tanakh, Parshanut, Torah She'beal Peh, Jewish Philosophy, as well as cutting-edge pedagogic resources, technological tools, classroom teaching and professional mentoring.
Classes are taught by renowned scholars including Dr. Bryna Levy, Dr. Yael Ziegler, Rabbi Menachem Leibtag, Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Sabato, Rabbanit Shani Taragin, Dr. Avigail Rock and many more.
We are now accepting applications for the Eshkolot program which begins in July 2017. More information can be found here.