Rabbi Meyer Berglas is our Founder and Dean. Rabbi Berglas's warm smile, gentle manner, and deep wisdom have made him a beloved mentor to decades of Midreshet students, and his shiurim play a central role in shaping the character and values of our students. Every year, a few students are privileged to learn with Rabbi Berglas be-chavruta as part of Midreshet's unique commitment to the growth of each individual student. Rabbi Berglas, a student of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, received Semichah and an MHL from RIETS and an MA at Columbia University. Rabbi Berglas lives in Neve Alizah, the community he founded with his wife, Vicky.





Rabbi Meyer Berglas


Mrs. Vicky Berglas is our Director. Vicky's warmth and empathy make her a much sought-after confidant and chavruta, and the sounds of laughter with the joy of learning always accompany her "chevrah" in the Bet Midrash. When Vicky leads our students on the annual tour of Poland, they are treated to her unique perspective, which combines encyclopedic historical knowledge with a deep connection to the great personalities of our past and the conviction that the Holocaust can inspire us toward meaning and accomplishment in our personal own lives. In addition to the role she plays at Midreshet Moriah, Vicky also serves as a guide at Yad Vashem. She earned a BA in Psychology and Judaic Studies at Yeshiva University and an MA in Jewish History at Haifa University. In her spare time, Vicky spends time with her many grandchildren BH. Vicky lives in Neve Alizah, the community she founded with her husband, Rabbi Meyer Berglas.


Mrs. Vicky Berglas


Rabbi Eitan Mayer, our Menahel, teaches Tanach, Halachah, and Jewish Philosophy. Rav Eitan is known both for his wry sense of humor and his shiurim in Chumash and Machshavah, which emphasize creative thinking and personal grappling with Torah and its implications for our lives. Rav Eitan is always available for personal advice, halachic questions, and discussions on emunah. Rav Eitan learned at Yeshivat Sha'alvim, received Semichah at RIETS as a Wexner Graduate Fellow, and continued his learning in the Beren Kollel Elyon. He earned a BA in English Literature and an MA in Jewish Education at Yeshiva University, and is completing an MA in Jewish Philosophy and an EdD in Jewish Education at Yeshiva University. Rav Eitan taught Gemara and Halachah at the Graduate Program for Women at Yeshiva University and served as Assistant Rabbi at The Jewish Center on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Rav Eitan lives in Neve Daniel with his family. In his spare time, he's out in his garden tending to his pineapples, strawberries, mulberries, blackberries, cherries, blueberries, and more.


Rabbi Eitan Mayer


Mrs. Bracha Krohn, our Menahelet, teaches Tanach, Musar, and Halachah. Bracha has an enthusiasm for learning which permeates the classroom. Her dynamic teaching style encourages participation and fosters a strong desire to learn, and her openness and genuineness create an environment for thoughtful, honest questioning. She has a special way of identifying with students and showing them her authentic care and concern. Bracha learned at Michlala, was Jewish Studies valedictorian and earned a BA at Stern College in Jewish Studies and English Literature, and studied Bible at Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School. She taught for seven years at the Fuchs Mizrachi School and the Women's Beit Midrash in Cleveland, before making aliyah in 2008. Bracha currently serves on the educational staff of Camp Stone, where she returns each summer. She lives in Efrat with her family.




Hodaya Stark is Eim Bayit and thinks of our seminary and its students as a second family. As an alumna herself, as well as a prior madricha and rakezet, she has a unique ability to understand the girls' experience and be there as a helping hand throughout this pivotal year. With warmth and enthusiasm, Hodaya is able to create lasting relationships with the students and impact their experience. Hodaya received her B.A. in psychology from Excelsior College and is eager to use all the skills she's learned to help the students adjust comfortably and optimize their year. Hodaya really enjoys learning and teaching musar, emunah, and chasidut. She is always available for "heart-to-hearts" and “chilling,” as well as offering chaburot and chavrutot to the students. Hodaya lives with her family in Beit Shemesh and looks forward to being a second home for the students.




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