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Yoatzot Halacha in THE US

Where Women's WELLNESS & HALACHA MEET

Contact A Yoetzet Halacha In Your Community

USA

Ilana Gadish
Yoetzet Halacha

424-341-5601,

Los Angeles Yoetzet Initiative

Beth Jacob Congregation,
B’nai David Judea,
Kehillat Yavneh,
Young Israel of Century City

Dena Block, Yoetzet Halacha

Dena Block
Yoetzet Halacha

201-921-8992,

Congregation Agudath Sholom, Stamford, CT

Tova Warburg Sinensky
Yoetzet Halacha

470-231-5058,

Young Israel of Toco Hills, Atlanta

Bracha Rutner

Bracha Rutner
Yoetzet Halacha

(718) 614-2677 ,

Kemp Mill Synagogue, Silver Spring, MD

Sarah Cheses

Sarah Cheses
Yoetzet Halacha

(339) 364-2848,

New England Yoetzet Halacha Initiative:

Congregation Beth El-Atereth Israel, Newton,
Congregation Kadimah-Toras Moshe of Brighton,
Congregation Shaarei Tefillah of Newton,
Maimonides Kehillah of Brookline,
Young Israel of Brookline,
Young Israel of Sharon

Stacy Goldman

Stacy Goldman
Yoetzet Halacha

610-331-4924,

Young Israel Aish of Las Vegas

Lisa Septimus

Lisa Septimus
Yoetzet Halacha

516-900-2109,

Great Neck Synagogue,
Young Israel of Great Neck
Five Towns Yoatzot Initiative:
Congregation Beth Sholom,
Young Israel of Woodmere,
Young Israel of North Woodmere,
The Irving Place Minyan

Lisa Septimus

Lisa Septimus
Yoetzet Halacha

516-900-2109,

Great Neck Synagogue,
Young Israel of Great Neck
Five Towns Yoatzot Initiative:
Congregation Beth Sholom,
Young Israel of Woodmere,
Young Israel of North Woodmere,
The Irving Place Minyan

Avital Weissman

Avital Weissman
Yoetzet Halacha

18-510-5853,

Young Israel of Plainview

Julia Baruch

Julia Baruch
Yoetzet Halacha

(929) 274-0628,

Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun

Racheli Taubes, Yoetzet Halacha

Racheli Taubes
Yoetzet Halacha

917-336-9658,

Mt. Sinai Jewish Center

Shiffy Friedman
Yoetzet Halacha

(646)598-1080,

Manhattan Yoetzet Initiative:
The Jewish Center,
Kehilat Rayim Ahuvim,
Congregation Ohab Zedek,
Congregation Ramath Orah,
Congregation Shearith Israel
Lincoln Square Synagogue,
Westside Institutional Synagogue
Downtown Vaad:
6th Street & Stanton St. Synagogues

Rivka Alter

Rivka Alter
Yoetzet Halacha

(201) 503-6597,

NishmatRiverdaleYoetzet@gmail.com

Riverdale Jewish Center,
The Riverdale Minyan,
Young Israel of North Riverdale

Shiffy Friedman

Shiffy Friedman
Yoetzet Halacha

201-341-6022,

Hebrew Institute of White Plains,
Young Israel of Scarsdale

Nechama Price, Yoetzet Halacha

Nechama Price
Yoetzet Halacha

(201) 888-6999,

Ahavath Torah, Englewood
Kesher Synagogue, Tenafly

Shira Donath

Shira Donath
Yoetzet Halacha

Congregation Darchei Noam

Nechama Price, Yoetzet Halacha

Nechama Price
Yoetzet Halacha

(201) 888-6999,

englewoodyoetzet@gmail.com

Congregation Brothers of Israel,
Long Branch

Tova Warburg Sinensky

Tova Warburg Sinensky
Yoetzet Halacha

(201) 655-2180,

Congregation Rinat Yisrael,
Congregation Shaarei Tefilah,
Jewish Center of Teaneck,
Netivot Shalom

Bracha Rutner
Yoetzet Halacha

(718)614-2677,

Yoetzet Halacha Initiative of Greater
Philadelphia & South Jersey

Sarah Cheses

Sarah Cheses
Yoetzet Halacha

(339) 364-2848,

New England Yoetzet Halacha Initiative:
Congregation Beth Sholom of Providence

Atara Segal

Atara Segal
Yoetzet Halacha

Baron Hirsch Congregation, Memphis

Atara Segal

Atara Segal
Yoetzet Halacha

(424) 835-9074,

United Orthodox Synagogues, Houston

 

Canada

Rifki Freundlich, Yoetzet Halacha

Rebbetzin Rifki Freundlich
Yoetzet Halacha

(514)927-5546,

Congrégation Tifereth Beth David Jérusalem

Sarah Cheses, Yoetzet Halacha
Rifka Sonenberg, Yoetzet Halacha

Sarah Cheses, Rifka Sonenberg
Yoatzot Halacha

1-855-YOATZOT (962-8968),

The Canadian Yoetzet Initiative (Mizrachi Canada)

United Kingdom

Lauren Levin
Yoetzet Halacha

Kinloss Shul

WHO ARE THE YOATZOT Halacha?

Nishmat’s Yoatzot Halacha are Women Advisors in Jewish Law as it relates to intimate married life and women’s wellness. A voice of halachic authenticity informed by empathy and moderation, Yoatzot Halacha advise women on marriage and family, the bedrock of Jewish life. Yoatzot focus on women’s spiritual, emotional and physical well-being. Widely admired for their Torah scholarship and fidelity to Jewish law, Yoatzot Halacha respond to questions discreetly, with thoughtful solutions and recommendations.

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Becoming
a Yoetzet Halacha.

Scholarship, Leadership & Faith.

Yoatzot Halacha Fellows are chosen for their Torah scholarship, leadership potential and yirat shamayim (profound faith). To become a Yoetzet, they complete a rigorous two-year certification program, spending over 1,000 hours immersed in a demanding halachic curriculum, coupled with studies in women’s health (obstetrics and gynecology, fertility, sexuality, genetics, women’s cancers, postpartum wellness, lactation, and psychology). Certified Yoatzot Halacha have passed a series of written exams and comprehensive oral examinations before a panel of prominent poskim (halachic authorities).

Nishmat is the only institution granting Yoatzot Halacha certification. Israeli Fellows study at Nishmat’s Keren Ariel Halachic Institute. Americans and Canadians enroll through Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center for U.S. Yoatzot Halacha.
Contact Yoetzet Halacha Atara Eis, Director of Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center.

NEW!
Online Gemara Study with Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center

Nishmat’s Online Gemara Class brings together serious, committed Talmud students from across the United States and beyond. This weekly course creates a structure for two hours of weekly chavruta study in addition to two hours of shiur taught by Rabbi Kenneth Auman, Dean of Miriam Glaubach Center’s U.S. Yoatzot Halacha Fellows Program. Yoetzet Halacha Talia Furleiter supports students’ preparation for this dynamic, high level shiur. For more information, contact Yoetzet Halacha Atara Eis.

 

Dr. Felix and Miriam Glaubach.
U.S. Yoatzot Halacha attend annual Professional Development Seminar with (front row) Miriam Glaubach Center Director & Yoetzet Halacha Atara Eis, Senior Lecturer Rabbi Gedalyah Berger, MGC Dean Rabbi Kenneth Auman, Nishmat’s Founder & Dean Rabbanit Chana Henkin, Nishmat Associate Dean & Yoetzet Halacha Noa Lau, AFN Executive Director Harriet Sherman Schimel.

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