Who Are We?
The first religious Zionist overseas program for women, dedicated in full to the integrated learning of Torah and the Arts.
At Midreshet Emunah v’Omanut, your Torah study will concentrate on the traditional areas of textual study in order to expand your breadth of knowledge and deepen your religious understanding. This will provide you with a reservoir for authentically Jewish artistic expression.
At Midreshet Emunah v’Omanut you will learn and create in many artistic modalities: Drawing, Painting, Sculpting, Photography and Graphic Design. These courses will advance expressive creativity, technical mastery and conceptual understanding.
As a student at Midreshet Emunah v’Omanut you will not just make friends for life but you will grow with a group of young women who share your desire for a deep and expressive inner life rooted in Torah and Mitzvot. You will learn with inspired Torah personalities attuned to the creative spirit and discover the many ways in which Torah learning informed by art and art infused with Torah can become a vehicle for avodat Hashem.
In 5766, Emunah of America, in partnership with the Emunah College of Torah and Art realized a long anticipated dream by creating Emunah v’Omanut. This first of its kind program will incorporate the vision and utilize the outstanding resources of the well established and successful Emunah College. While Emunah v’Omanut will first open in 5767, Emunah College has been in operation for 34 years. Since its inception, the Emunah College has been recognized and respected throughout Israel for its pioneering and award winning work in educating religious young women in Torah and the Arts. Its graduates have gone on to become gifted artists, graphic designers and Jewish educators contributing to all aspects of Israeli society. The College grants a Bachelors of Education degree and is recognized by the Israeli Ministry of Education as an institute of higher academic learning.
Emunah v’Omanut strives to help its students live inspired religious lives. Through the development of multiple modalities – mind, heart and expression – students can bring all of their youthful vitality into the service of Hashem. Thus we stress developing our minds through Torah study, our creative capacity through artistic expression, emotional depth through reflective study in a nurturing environment and a vibrant appreciation of G-d’s wondrous world through a developed aesthetic sense. We are a religious Zionist program. Students will enjoy a joyful and inspiring Yom Ha'atzmaut and Yom Yerushalyim celebrations. We encourage our students to continue their studies in an environment conducive to continual Torah education. We also recognize that some of our students will continue in their pursuit of the arts in a variety of institutions including secular universities and programs. We see these studies as complex as the study of art in a secular environment can present both overt and covert challenges to religious sensibilities. Therefore, Emunah v’Omanut will fortify its students with an understanding of the Halachic guidelines and a positive religious view of their artistic pursuits.