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.
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.
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.
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