is a Center for Jewish Learning, catering to young men (and those
young-at-heart) who want to learn more about Judaism and Israel.
personal attention and first rate teachers, our mission is to help our students
develop a personal connection to their heritage, enhance their Torah knowledge
and guide them to find their path toward living a complete Jewish life.
Participating in the historic return of the Jewish people to build the State of
Israel, we celebrate and explore the significance of living in the Land of
Israel as a central element of the learning experience.
Meir was established by Rabbi Dov Bigon, a commander in the Israeli Defense
Forces that helped liberate Jerusalem and the Western Wall. Moved by the
miracle of the Jewish nation's return, and driven to contemplate his personal
attachment to Torah, he turned to study in the Merkaz HaRav Kook Yeshiva in
Jerusalem. Shortly after the Yom Kippur War in 1973, he founded Machon Meir to
assist other Israelis in their first steps toward Teshuva, 'return'
to their Jewish identity, and began spreading the Torah of 'Love and Faith' in
the inclusive and passionate spirit of his teachers in the heart of Jerusalem.
its inception Machon Meir has continually expanded and now serves hundreds of
students yearly, and thousands of alumni frequent Machon Meir and stay in
personal contact with their Rabbis. Alongside the Hebrew program, additional
departments were opened in English, Russian, French and Spanish, and Machon
Meir soon became a popular first step for many new immigrants from countries
around the globe. Studying in Machon Meir gives new olim a
valuable introduction to Israeli culture and language. We encourage serving in
the IDF, if applicable, and guide our students toward full integration into
Television and Multimedia
Meir is a world leader in distributing Torah, with a broadcast network called
Arutz Meir on the internet, and on cable TV. With a variety of programming, and
over 25,000 video and audio classes archived and available online, including
new classes that are added daily, Jews around the world can enjoy the Torah of
Eretz Yisrael on TV, websites and facebook pages in English, Spanish, French, Russian,
Arutz Meir is at the forefront in Torah education for children as well, with
original shows written and recorded in our state of the art recording studio on
campus. (Many popular episodes of the 'Asi & Tuvia' children's program are now
dubbed and available in English. If you would like a taste of educational fun,
unique program at Machon Meir is a yeshiva-based conversion preparation program
for committed candidates who are dedicated to becoming members of Am Yisrael.
For more details see here: http://giur.machonmeir.net/.
Meir has the only Ulpan for Hebrew language instruction in Jerusalem which
offers men-only classes in a Torah environment. Our professional program
includes 16 weekly hours of instruction during the afternoon hours
Ora is our sister-school, where women from all over the world come to study
Torah from many of the Rabbis who teach in Machon Meir, with classes in Hebrew,
Spanish and Russian. http://mora.machonmeir.net/heb/