“Arevot” is a Beit Midrash for women’s social leadership, which fosters women social leaders and women scholars in the spirit of the heritage of Sephardic and Mizrahi Judaism, relying on the power of women for transmitting tradition and social healing. We believe in the power of the Sephardic-Mizrahi heritage to serve as a model for a heterogeneous society based on values of social justice, moderation, peace, and mutual responsibility. We aim to form a traditional feminism, which links the eternal Torah to the changes of our times and combines study with action in order to influence social, religious, and political issues by means of the power of tradition.
"Arevot" is open to women from all identities and affiliations who seek to engage in the encounter of tradition, feminism, and social justice. For years, the group’s members have led social action in various fields: education, society, law, culture, welfare, Jewish identity, social justice, and Mizrahi feminism. The members include educators, psychologists, social workers, lawyers, organizational consultants, directors of nonprofit organizations, scholars, rabbis, and writers/performers of liturgical songs.