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What`s so unique about the Women's Center?

 
 
 
 
 
Or Chaya is a unique college for young women located in the heart of Jerusalem. The center was founded in 1989 with the blessing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe in memoriam to Rebetzin Chaya Mushka. 

Or Chaya is a spiritual Torah center that enables women to become inspired to acquire knowledge through a dynamic learning process that develops women of strength who radiate light to their surroundings.
 

OR CHAYA: Premises — A Home-Away-from-Home
Housed in a charmingly reconstructed and magnificently appointed landmark building in midtown Jerusalem, the OR CHAYA CENTER offers an extensive and diverse array of classes, courses, and lectures on all facets of Judaism, with an emphasis on the inner dimension of Torah. The warm, cozy ambience, coupled with the personal attention and caring attitude of its staff, in tandem with the highest caliber of educators and course material, all mesh together to provide a unique and refreshing learning experience in a warm, welcoming, and vibrant setting.

Between classes, students enjoy a hot drink, chat with fellow students, or find a quiet spot in which to complete their morning prayers. The knowledge acquired is invaluable; relationships forged here are priceless; this is their home, and students are loathe to take their leave at day’s end.
 

OR CHAYA: Student Body – A Utopia of Unity
The unique ambience of unity that characterizes OR CHAYA is something that must be experienced first-hand to be fathomed. Housewives, teens, newly-weds, career women, golden-agers, college graduates, from the entire spectrum of religious observance—be it ultra-Orthodox, traditional, or newcomers to Torah study and observance, hailing from literally all parts of the globe—sit side-by-side in rapt attention of the material being taught in the spacious lecture halls. The common denominator among them, which bridges all gaps, is that they all share the same goal: the sincere quest for the acquisition of Torah knowledge through in-depth study in an atmosphere of professionalism and acceptance.
 
Or Chaya combines a warm, home atmosphere combined with quality, high level of learning.

Location:  the center of Jerusalem, near Jaffa Road and easily accessible from the outskirts of Jerusalem, in an atmosphere that combines modernity with the connection to our past.

Building:  originally a beautiful 80 year old hotel which has been renovated for our students’ needs complete with a lobby, lecture rooms, refreshment area for relaxation, a private meeting room, internet access, library and video corner.

Students:  young, mature Jewish women- academicians, teachers, secretaries and housewives- each from different Torah backgrounds- from the ultra-Orthodox to those with a low level of Torah knowledge.

Or Chaya is a unique place- personal attention is our motto!
Atmosphere:  it is exciting to see so many young women participating at the center.  It is teeming with women from 9:00 am until 10:00 pm enjoying themselves during and between classes .

Personal interest:  Special attention with a smile is given to each student.  The staff also mentors those who don’t attend on a regular basis.

Curriculum:  Tanach, Judaism, Chassidut and self-awareness, weekly Torah portion, Oral Law, Prophets, fieldtrips in Jerusalem, experiential movement, positive thinking, enhancement in marriage, Chassidic singing, Tanya, and Jewish Art.

Lecturers:  the best in Israel: Roshei Yeshiva, Rabonim and professionals in various fields.
e.g.
Rabbi Farkash-   Ran more horaha  in Jerusalem and author (women’s rituals, Shabbat observance)
Rabbi Z. Gufin- Rav Mashpia  in Yeshivat Tomchei Temimim in Kfar Chabad
Rabbi Z. Nutik-   Rav Mashpia  in Yeshivat Tomchei Temimim Torat Emet in Jerusalem

 

     




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