The OU Israel L’Ayla Women’s Learning Initiative is dedicated to inspiring Jewish women of all ages and backgrounds to grow in their Avodat Hashem. L’Ayla programming consists of a wide variety of classes, inspirational trips, seminars, Torah and Tarbut workshops, learning opportunities, and mother-daughter programs.

Rosh Chodesh Seminars

The Rosh Chodesh Women’s Seminar aims to provide a burst of inspiration to English-speaking women living in Yerushalayim and beyond. Each month or theme is addressed from a halachic, hashkafic, Tanach, and personal perspective from a wide range of top speakers.

Mother & Daughter Programs

Before every holiday, mothers join their daughters aged 9-12 together for an event of learning, art, bonding and fun.

Torah and Tarbut

Torah and Tarbut programs are events that combine Torah and the arts, allowing women to use their creative expression in Avodat Hashem. Ongoing activities include:

  • The Dorot Inter-generational choir.
  • Pre-holiday “Food for Thought” cooking and Torah workshops.
  • Writing Seminars and Torah & Art workshops.
Women's Tiyulim

At L’Ayla, we offer periodic “women-only” trips. The goal of these trips is not only to see Israel, but to really inspire us as women. Trips include:

  • Kever Rachel on the yahrzeit of Rachel Imeinu.
  • Pre-Rosh Hashana tiyul to Kever Shmuel
  • Siyur Selichot
Bat Mitzvah Program

Join us in a mother-daughter Bat Mitzvah journey which includes:

  • Learning from the sources
  • Group discussions
  • Meeting inspiring women and hearing their stories
  • Challa baking
  • Amen party
  • Trip to Kever Rachel
  • Old City tour and More…
Mini-Midrasha Series

Offers women who are looking for a bit more of an intense learning experience. The program provides women with weekly mornings and/or bi-weekly evenings of learning including:

  • Tanach programs
  • Elul Midrasha programs
  • Taharat Hamishpacha courses
  • Winter and summer break courses

Stay tuned for the next L’Ayla Midrasha opportunity.

ATID program for young Olot

ATID….Building your future in Israel

Making Aliya on your own can be an amazing but challenging opportunity. ATID provides single women ages 18-30 with a community of like-minded friends, support and chizuk to help them thrive in Israel.
*Shiurim *Dinner *Tiyulim *Fun Activities *Interactive Workshops *Shabbatonim
In the Community

One of our goals at OU Israel L’Ayla is to offer Torah learning and inspiration not only at the OU Israel center itself, but to Anglo communities around Israel. Currently the program is active in four locations including:

  • Maaleh Adumim
  • Beit Shemesh
  • Efrat
  • Yad Binyamin

More locations to come…

Nach Yomi

Join a community of women in Israel who are learning Nach Yomi (a perek of Neviim/Ketuvim each day) with the OU Women’s Iniative Nach Yomi cycle. OU Israel L’Ayla provides Nach Yomi participants (as well as Tanach lovers) with Tanach Yemei Iyun, Siyum celebrations, and Tiyulim in Israel.