Tova is a graduate of the inaugural class of Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center’s US Yoetzet Halacha (YH) Fellows Program. She serves as the YH for the Teaneck Yoetzet Initiative, Young Israel of Toco Hills in Atlanta, and the Yoetzet Initiative of Greater Philadelphia & South Jersey. Tova is on the advisory committees of the Jewish Fertility Foundation and Eden Center, and has recently joined the Frisch School faculty as a Nach teacher and curriculum coordinator for the Senior Intimacy & Healthy Relationships course. Tova has authored and edited a number of articles and resources in the fields of education and Taharat Hamishpacha, in addition to lecturing throughout the US and abroad. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Stern College Honors Program with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the Azrieli Graduate School and holds a certificate from Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program for Advanced Talmudic Studies. She lives in Teaneck, NJ with her husband and three children.
“I did not fully appreciate the concept of ‘the question beyond the question’ and the responsibility and opportunity it presented me with until I began practicing as a Yoetzet Halacha almost six years ago. Nishmat’s halachic, medical and psychosocial training has afforded me the opportunity to work with Rabbis, Rebbetzins, medical and mental health professionals, and lay leaders to reflect upon and address the diverse underlying needs of communities and individuals.” In Tova’s first three months in Teaneck, she answered over 330 questions from within the community.