Who We Are

Midreshet Torah v’Avodah is an innovative Bnei Akiva midrasha for highly motivated high school graduates. It is the first midrasha to offer a truly integrated experience. In one incredible year, you will experience life-changing growth in your connection to Torah, to the Jewish people, and to the land and State of Israel. You will have the opportunity to learn from the most impressive educators in the world, developing deep relationships that will stay with you for life.

TVA’s path-breaking model allows you to expand and broaden every aspect of who you are as a member of Am Yisrael in Medinat Yisrael through the lens of Torat Eretz Yisrael. You will experience our pioneering Machon Leadership program, which allows you to explore pivotal issues facing the future of the Jewish people.


My teachers encouraged me to challenge myself, helping me reach goals I never would have expected I could achieve. Whether it’s attending minyan or taking the time to learn with my chevrutah over FaceTime- TVA taught me how to incorporate Torah into my Avodah on a daily basis.

Shelli Cohen, 5778

While my year at TVA is over, it is forever and consistently a part of my everyday life. The way I understand practice, and learn Torah, how I am as a leader, my deep connection and appreciation to the state, land, and people of Israel is all due to TVA.

Miriam Pincus, 5778

TVA provided me with a sense of ownership of Israel and my Judaism through exploration and learning. I also developed a strong sense of leadership which is part of my life every day. I am so grateful for TVA!

Alyssa Bloomberg, 5778


MTVA opens you up to Eretz Yisrael and Am Yisrael through targeted internships, volunteering and service learning, living and working on Kibbutz, rigorous spoken-Hebrew language training, and exciting tiyulim throughout the year. All of these experiences will be infused with intensive Torah learning while living in apartments in the best and most central location in Jerusalem.

TVA is one of the many programs under the umbrella of Bnei Akiva, the pioneering Religious Zionist youth movement, which has more than 50 years of experience running programs for young men and women in their year in Israel.

Bnei Akiva is your family in Israel. In addition to Israel programs, Bnei Akiva runs summer camps for thousands of young people, and year-round programs in dozens of communities in North America and across the world. On TVA, you will have the remarkable opportunity to connect with Bnei Akiva students from across the world – from the UK, Australia, South Africa, Germany, France, South America, and more!