A Letter from the director
Shiviti is a hope and a dream…
Where can women come to learn and develop their textual skills while also immersing themselves in the Torah’s inner dimension? Shiviti is a place where light meets vessel--where you don’t have to compromise on textual rigor in order to taste the sweetness of the Torah’s soul...its niggun.
Where can women come to study in a multi-tiered environment, where we work together, synergistically, to actualize our potential to study Torah and grow? Where do advanced students sit side-by-side with those who are concept-rich but still undeveloped in their skills, to explore areas of Torah together that are a chiddush for everyone equally? Shiviti is a place where we meet as equals, collaborators in our work to come closer to G-d and His Torah, each one contributing her strengths for the benefit of everyone.
Where can we build a true symbiosis between learning center and community, where students give back to their environment by sharing freely of what they have with the women outside of our walls? Shiviti is a place where our students know that their greatest learning will come through initiating a Torah relationship with the broader community as an act of service.
Shiviti...a home for women’s learning in Jerusalem where mind, heart, body, and spirit are cultivated and celebrated. For aspiring educators, we will help you maximize your ability to contribute to the Jewish future. And for those who come for themselves...you’ll see that all learning is meant to be shared.
here, you are home.
The Brodts have devoted themselves for decades to the spiritual needs and yearnings of Jerusalem’s seekers, and established Yeshivat Simchat Shlomo as a nexus from which a Torah of joy and connection has reached communities all over the world. Before his passing in Elul 5777, Reb Sholom z”l anticipated the opening of an educator’s course for women that would synthesize the depths of Torah with a rigorous textual approach. We hope to make his dream a reality.