At B'not Ruth, we believe in following halacha strictly without compromise. Our students understand that becoming Jewish is a great responsibility. As a Gentile, one has only 7 commandments to keep, but as a Jew, one is obligated to keep 613 commandments. If one becomes Jewish and later does not keep the Jewish commandments seriously, the consequences are great.
Our approach to teaching is not just to disseminate information, but to engage the whole person. Our students are challenged to integrate their textual learning with creativity such as visual and performing arts, and agricultural cultivation. By engaging body, mind and soul through workshops in self-expression and meditation, serious textual study becomes a source of growth and self-transformation.
Making G-d consciousness infuse every part of our lives, even the most mundane, characterizes our holistic outlook. Our students work the Land, and experience its essential connection to Torah. Cultivating the earth, composting, collecting wild herbs, and preparing wholesome meals are all integral to our learning process.
Students learning at B'not Ruth become integrated into the Jewish community in which they live. The Village of Bat Ayin, sheltered from the distraction of the city, encompasses an intense encounter with religious life and halachic observance, including proper modest apparel and demeanor. This environment is instrumental in inculcating Jewish values and reinforcing the classroom teachings learned from Torah texts.
The rural setting of the village emphasizes wholesome living and natural eating conducive to developing a warm, supportive community. Here, the women grow close by sharing with and nurturing one another.
B'not Ruth is suitable for women of all ages and backgrounds who are serious in their desire to learn more than the basic minimum required in order to convert. B'not Ruth also attracts professional, academic and highly creative and artistic women who are encouraged to integrate and express their talents in a Jewish context.