WHO WE ARE

Learn more about Nishmat: www.Nishmat.net

Jerusalem’s NISHMAT is world Jewry’s resource for educating a new generation of confident, creative Jewish leaders, scholars and professionals. Students develop a life-long passion for Torah study, integrating their university education with religious faith and practice. Nishmat’s 120 Yoatzot Halacha, women certified as Advisors in Jewish Law, enrich quality of life and observance for Jewish women, families and communities.

At Nishmat, the Alisa Flatow Program welcomes students from across the globe, beginners to advanced, sharing a deep commitment to Torah, Zionist ideals and the Jewish people. Young Americans on gap-year benefit from diversity of faculty and students in an environment that encourages questions. Nishmat’s college-prep and in-college support for Ethiopian-Israelis has a 98% success rate. Its 300+ graduates are teachers, attorneys, nurses, social workers and more.

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF NISHMAT

Sharon Liberman Mintz
President

Wendy Greenbaum
Vice President

Binyamin Rieder
Treasurer

Chavie Kahn
Secretary

Giti Bendheim
Yoatzot Halacha Chair

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Nicole Schreiber Agus
Julia Baruch
Tirza Bayewitz
Etta Brandman
Susan F. Charendoff
Stephen M. Flatow
Adina Fredman
Rose Gerszberg
Felix Glaubach
Miriam Herlinger Glaubach

Karen Heilig
Ari Herman
Michael G. Jesselson
Constance Kadish
Tamar Kahane
Nicole Kavana
Rabbi Haskel Lookstein
Matthew J. Maryles
Linda Goldenberg Mayman

Rochelle Stern Major
Francine Mermelstein
Jeanie Schottenstein
Sandy Seligsohn
Lisa Septimus
Liora Stein
Robyn Tsesarsky
Judy Tuchman
Roselyn Weitzner

NISHMAT’S MIRIAM GLAUBACH CENTER

Amy Fox Griffel
Hadassah Lieberman

Co-Chairs

Alisha Abboudi
Alan Adler

Board Members

Atara Eis,
Yoetzet Halacha
Director

AFN STAFF

Harriet Sherman Schimel
Executive Director
President Emerita

Shevi Bachrach
Office Manager

NISHMAT

The Jeanie Schottenstein Center
for Advanced Torah Study for Women

RCH

RABBANIT CHANA HENKIN
Founder & Dean of Nishmat

is one of today's most acclaimed Jewish educators and a leader in redrawing the landscape of higher Torah learning and leadership for women. Together with her husband, noted halachic authority Rabbi Yehuda Henkin, Rabbanit Henkin created Jewish history's first Yoatzot Halacha, experts in women's health and halacha, who have since addressed more than 300,000 halachic questions from across the world. Her warmth and contagious love of learning have made her a sought-after lecturer in Jewish communities throughout the world and her innovations have won widespread rabbinic support and public acclaim.

NISHMAT

The Jeanie Schottenstein Center
for Advanced Torah Study for Women

RCH

RABBANIT CHANA HENKIN
Founder & Dean of Nishmat

is one of today's most acclaimed Jewish educators and a leader in redrawing the landscape of higher Torah learning and leadership for women. Together with her husband, noted halachic authority Rabbi Yehuda Henkin, Rabbanit Henkin created Jewish history's first Yoatzot Halacha, experts in women's health and halacha, who have since addressed more than 300,000 halachic questions from across the world. Her warmth and contagious love of learning have made her a sought-after lecturer in Jewish communities throughout the world and her innovations have won widespread rabbinic support and public acclaim.

INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Jeanie Schottenstein
President

Wendy Greenbaum
Chair

Amy Book
Yonat Floersheim
Miriam Herlinger Glaubach
Ariela K. Gugenheim
Linda Jesselson
Chavie Kahn
Evelyn Katz

Tamar Koschitzky
Sarena Koschitzky
Bia Kryss
Hadassah Lieberman
Sharon Liberman Mintz
Anne Neuberger
Careena Parker

Gaby Propp
Rachel Sapoznik
Harriet Sherman Schimel
Lindsay Schottenstein
Debby Spinner
Judy Tuchman
Judith Weiss

 

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