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.


Sharon Liberman Mintz

Wendy Greenbaum
Vice President

 Binyamin Rieder

Nicole SchreiberAgus
Julia Baruch
Tirza Bayewitz
Giti Bendheim
Susie Charendoff
Robert Davis
Stephen Flatow
Adina Fredman
Rose Gerszberg
Felix Glaubach
Miriam Herlinger Glaubach

Karen Heilig
Ari Herman
Michael Jesselson
Connie Kadish
Tamar Kahane
Chavie Kahn
Nicole Kavana
Rabbi Haskel Lookstein
Rabbi Joshua Lookstein
David Lunzer
Rochelle Major

Matt Maryles
Linda Mayman
Francine Mermelstein
Michelle Ritholz
Jeanie Schottenstein
Sandy Seligsohn
Lisa Septimus
Liora Stein
Robyn Tsesarsky
Judy Tuchman
Roselyn Weitzner


Alisha Abboudi
Executive Director

Shevi Bacharach
Director of Finance and Administration


Founder & Dean of Nishmat

RABBANIT HENKIN 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.


Jeanie Schottenstein

Wendy Greenbaum
Vice President

Amy Book
Yonat Floersheim
Rose Gerszberg
Miriam Herlinger Glaubach
Stacey Goldman
Ariela Gugenheim
Linda Jesselson
Chavie Kahn
Evelyn Katz
Nicole Kavana
Sarena Koschitzky
Tamar Koschitzky
Bia Kryss
Hadassah Lieberman
Sharon Liberman Mintz
Careena Parker
Rachel Sapoznik
Harriet Sherman Schimel
Lindsay Schottenstein
Debby Spinner
Judy Tuchman
Judith Weiss