Please join us to mark a historic moment for Jewish life, as our U.S. Yoatzot Halacha Graduate! Sunday, October 27, 2013, at Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue in Manhattan, at 11:30 AM! R.S.V.P to [email protected]!
In a historic occasion, the first five Yoatzot Halacha (Women Consultants in Jewish Law) educated in the
Three Israel-educated Yoatzot Halacha, Bracha Rutner, Shoshana Samuels and Sara Cheses are already employed at Riverdale Jewish Center (NY); Rinat Yisrael and Netivot Shalom (Teaneck); Kesher Synagogue(Tenafly, NJ); Beth Jacob, Young Israel of Century City, B'nai David, and YULA (Los Angeles); and Yale University (CT). Synagogues, schools and Jewish communities are competing to hire the five new American-educated Yoatzot. Here’s where you will find them:
Dena Block, Yoetzet Halacha at Great Neck Synagogue (NY) and at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun (CKJ) and Mt. Sinai Jewish Center in Manhattan (NY), teaches Talmud and U.S. History at Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School in Teaneck (NJ), where she also directs student programming.
Professor Nechama Price is Instructor in Bible and Judaic Studies at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women. She teaches advanced courses in Jewish Family Law.
Lisa Septimus, newly appointed Yoetzet Halacha of the Five Towns (NY), is also Judaic Studies Instructor, Dean and Director of Special Programs at
Tova Warburg Sinensky is Yoetzet Halacha for the Greater Philadelphia community, sponsored through