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.
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:
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:
Join us in a mother-daughter Bat Mitzvah journey which includes:
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:
Stay tuned for the next L’Ayla Midrasha opportunity.Timeout for Torah
Hear two-minute insights on the Parsha by a rotation of female educators.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:
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.