ShanaBaaretz - Leadership

Rabbanit Rivka Kahan, Rosh Tochnit of Nishmat’s Shana Ba’Aretz Program, served as Principal of Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls for ten years prior to making aliyah with her family in 2020. She has taught Tanach, Gemara, Halacha, and Machshevet Yisrael in high schools, midrashot, and synagogues for over 20 years, in addition to holding roles in educational leadership.  She holds a BA from Barnard College, an MA in Tanach from Yeshiva University, and Certification in Talmud and Jewish Law from the Drisha Scholars Circle. She also studied at Nishmat’s Machon Gevoha and is currently studying in Nishmat’s Keren Ariel Yoatzot Halacha Training Program. Rabbanit Rivka is passionate about helping students find their own paths toward deepened commitment and connection to the world of Talmud Torah.