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 2019-2020 includes 163 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

Enrollment

Current Enrollment

From Baltimore

144

 

From Out of Town

19

93  On-site

26  Dual HS/College
      Enrollment

44  Israel Study Abroad
      Program (ISAP)

successes

Years in

Operation

22

Graduate School
Acceptance Rate

96%

Graduation Rate

80%

faculty

Number of Kodesh Faculty

17

Number of General Studies Faculty

52

 

 

alumnae

WITS / Maalot
Alumnae of Record

1,609

 

Cities Represented
by our Students

 

60

 

Countries Represented
by our Students

 

9

Meet Our Leadership & Staff

Rebbetzin Ettie Rosenbaum, Menaheles, and Dr. Leslie G. Klein, Academic Dean, are more than academic administrators at WITS. Their dedication to the school and to each student is a hallmark of the institution. They, along with the faculty and staff, combine erudition and refinement with creativity and scholarship to create a vibrant, challenging learning environment.

Academic Dean

Dean Emerita

CFO

Mrs. Aliza Sklare

Director of Marketing
& Development

Mrs. Sarah Brody

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.

Ms. Lesley Austen

Executive Assistant
to Academic Dean

Mrs. Mimi Biegacz

Director of Academic

Advisement

Mrs. Laura Ann Glazer

Office Administrator

Mrs. Yocheved Lapidus

Academic Advisor

Mrs. Elaine Mael

Librarian

Mrs. Sima Oratz

Bursar

Mrs. Tova Rappaport

Financial Aid

Administrator

Mrs. Cindy Ring

Registrar and
Academic Advisor

Mrs. Rachel Wainhaus

Special Projects
Coordinator

Mrs. Malky Weill

Student Services
Coordinator

Accreditation Information

History of

WITS/Maalot

Life in Baltimore

Board of Directors

Officers

Mr. Solomon Spetner*              Chairman

Aviva Weisbord, Ph.D.*            President

Mrs. Mindy Spetner*                Vice President

Mrs. Sue Nissel                        Treasurer

Deborah Stern, LCPC              Secretary

 

*Member of the Executive Committee of the Board

Members

Mrs. Leah Berry

Moshay Cooper, M.D.

Hinda Dubin, M.D.*

​Mr. Marvin Itzkowitz

Mrs. Sara Itzkowitz

Rabbi Zev Katz

Mrs. Eve Messing

​Mrs. Shifra Rabenstein

Rebbetzin Ettie Rosenbaum,* Ex-officio

Janet Sunness, M.D.

Consumer Information

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