Educating Women for Life.

Women’s Institute of Torah Seminary & College (WITS) מכון אור יהודית is a seminary and an undergraduate college, accredited by the Association of Institutions of Jewish Studies (national accreditation) and approved as a degree-granting institution by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

WITS has provided Jewish women with an undergraduate education leading to BA and BS degrees since 1998. We are proud of over 1900 alumnae who have gone on to graduate school and to careers in a diverse array of fields.

The student body in 2020-2021 includes 182 young women studying a wide range of disciplines including Jewish studies, education, natural and physical sciences, pre-med, business and accounting, graphic arts, computer science, cybersecurity, psychology, speech and language pathology and humanities.

With a 96% graduate school admissions rate over the past two years, students have been accepted to prestigious institutions locally and across the country including Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, Georgetown University, Columbia University, Towson University, Yeshiva University, Purdue University, Stevenson University, Temple University, Touro College and New York University.

WITS at a Glance


182 Current Enrollment


From Baltimore



From Out of Town


96  On-site

35  Dual HS/College

39  Israel Study Abroad
     Program (ISAP)

12  Certificate in Jewish 

      Education & Leadership


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WITS / Maalot
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Points of Pride

Serving Your Spirit

WITS is more than just a way to attain your degree. It provides you with all the tools you need to develop into a successful, accomplished Jewish woman in the 21st century. We serve your  spirit  as well as your mind.

A Personal Touch

With our small class sizes and devoted teaching staff, WITS students gain much more than the knowledge they need to succeed. They create personal connections with the Rabbonim, Mechanchos, professors, instructors and academic advisors guiding them

for a lifetime.

Growth in Learning

The programs and courses available at WITS are designed to not only provide students with the information they need to complete their academic goals, but also to continue to grow as Jewish women in the 21st century.

Accreditation Information

History of


Life in Baltimore

Board of Directors


Mr. Solomon Spetner*              Chairman

Aviva Weisbord, Ph.D.*            President

Mrs. Mindy Spetner*                Vice President

Mrs. Aliza Sklare, CPA                      Treasurer

Deborah Stern, LCPC              Secretary


*Member of the Executive Committee of the Board


Mrs. Leah Berry

Moshay Cooper, M.D.

Hinda Dubin, M.D.*

​Mr. Marvin Itzkowitz

Mrs. Sara Itzkowitz

Rabbi Zev Katz

Mrs. Eve Messing

Mrs. Sue Nissel

​Mrs. Shifra Rabenstein

Rebbetzin Ettie Rosenbaum,* Ex-officio

Janet Sunness, M.D.

Consumer Information

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