Rabbanit Chana Henkin, Rosh Hamidrasha

Rabbanit Chana Henkin, founder and Dean of Nishmat – the Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women in Jerusalem, is one of today’s most acclaimed Jewish educators. She was awarded honorary doctorates from both Yeshiva University and Bar Ilan University for re-drawing the landscape of Torah leadership and halachic scholarship for women. In 2017, she was recognized as Yakirat Yerushalaim, one of Jerusalem’s distinguished citizens. Together with her husband, noted halachic authority Rabbi Yehuda Henkin, Rabbanit Henkin created the role of Yoatzot Halacha, experts in women’s health and Jewish law, who have since addressed more than 300,000 halachic questions from across the world. Rabbanit Henkin is a graduate of Yeshiva University’s Stern College and YU’s Bernard Revel Graduate School. The Henkins have 6 children, including Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin who were murdered by terrorists in 2015, and a growing tribe of grandchildren across Israel.