Yoatzot Halacha

The Jewish Link: Yoatzot Halacha Serve Hundreds in Bergen County

The Jewish Link: Yoatzot Halacha Serve Hundreds in Bergen County

Published in The Jewish Link, by Lisa Matkowsky, December 13, 2013   Teaneck—Women in Bergen County are turning in droves to local Yoatzot Halacha (Women Consultants in Jewish Law) educated in both Israel and Teaneck. These scholars, graduates of the two-year Keren Ariel Yoetzet Halacha Program at Nishmat in Jerusalem, and the satellite program run… read more

Watch Highlights from the Yoatzot Graduation in NY

Watch Highlights from the Yoatzot Graduation in NY

Hundreds of friends, and family, and numerous rabbis took their place beside Nishmat Founder and Dean, Rabbanit Chana Henkin, in welcoming the first cohort of American-educated Yoatzot Halacha to their historic new place of leadership in Jewish life, on October 27, 2013 at Congregation Shearith Israel, The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in New York. read more

YU Observer: Paving the Way – First U.S. Yoatzot Halacha Graduation

YU Observer: Paving the Way – First U.S. Yoatzot Halacha Graduation

By Zahava Rothschild • Published: November 18, 2013 Credit: Norman Goldberg Graduates (left to right) Lisa Septimus, Nechama Price, Avital Weissman, Tova Warburg Sinensky, Dena Block pose with their certificates of completion. “We want Yoatzot in our community; we need Yoatzot in our community,” proclaimed Dr. Giti Bendheim, addressing the first-ever American graduates of Nishmat’s two-year U.S. Yoatzot Halachah… read more

כיפה: מהפכת יועצות ההלכה מגיעה אל ארה”ב

כיפה: מהפכת יועצות ההלכה מגיעה אל ארה”ב

המכון להכשרת יועצות הלכה של מדרשת "נשמת" הכשיר מחזור ראשון של יועצות הלכה אשר תצאנה לארה"ב כרבניות קהילה. הרבנית הנקין: שילוב של ענווה ומקצוענות, תוך מחוייבות להלכה, יוצר מנהיגות רוחנית נטעאל בנדל, כיפה, ד כסליו תשע"ד, 7.11.2013   מהפכת המכון להכשרת יועצות הלכה של מדרשת 'נשמת' – עולה לשלב הבא: בשבוע האחרון הוכשרו חמש יועצות… read more

Jewish Week: A Milestone: Women Advisors In Jewish Law

Jewish Week: A Milestone: Women Advisors In Jewish Law

By Rabbanit Chana Henkin, The Jewish Week, November 7, 2013 American Jewry recently experienced a historic moment, as on October 27, the first five U.S.-educated Yoatzot Halacha (Women Advisors in Jewish Law) celebrated their graduation and certification. This brings to 85 the number of Yoatzot Halacha, experts in the laws of marital intimacy and related… read more

Haaretz: New Role for Orthodox Women Hits U.S.

Haaretz: New Role for Orthodox Women Hits U.S.

Counselors are helping observant women who are uncomfortable asking rabbis about intimate matters. by Debra Nussbaum Cohen, Haaretz, October 31, 2013 NEW YORK – Cheers rose up from family and friends as each of the five Orthodox women – the first in the United States to complete formal training certifying them to advise other women… read more

Times of Israel: Landmark US program graduates first female halachic advisers

Times of Israel: Landmark US program graduates first female halachic advisers

American Jewry marks a milestone with the first class of ‘yoazot halacha’ trained to practice in the US By Rachel Delia Benaim, The Times of Israel, October 30, 2013   Graduates (left to right) Lisa Septimus, Nechama Price, Avital Weissman, Tova Warburg Sinensky, Dena Block pose with their certificates of completion. (photo credit: Norman Goldberg) NEW YORK —… read more

JTA: Pioneering class of female Jewish law advisers graduates

JTA: Pioneering class of female Jewish law advisers graduates

published in JTA, October 30, 2013 NEW YORK (JTA) — The first American class of “yoatzot halacha,” or female advisers in Jewish law, has graduated. The five graduates — Dena Block, Nechama Price, Lisa Septimus, Tova Warburg Sinensky and Avital Weissman — trained for two years under the aegis of Nishmat, a Jerusalem-based Torah study center… read more

Nishmat Celebrates Historic Yoatzot Halacha Graduation in New York

Nishmat Celebrates Historic Yoatzot Halacha Graduation in New York

Hundreds of friends, and family, and numerous rabbis took their place beside Nishmat Founder and Dean, Rabbanit Chana Henkin, in welcoming the first cohort of American-educated Yoatzot Halacha to their historic new place of leadership in Jewish life, on October 27, 2013 at Congregation Shearith Israel, The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in New York. The five… read more

Vos Is Neias: Rabbinically Certified Female Halachic Consultants

Vos Is Neias: Rabbinically Certified Female Halachic Consultants

New York – Rabbinically Certified Female Halachic Consultants To Advise Women On Taharas Hamishpacha by Sandy Eller, published in Vos Is Neias, October 20, 2013 Left to right seated: Rabbi Kenneth Auman, Rabbi Yaacov Warhaftig, Rabbi Yehuda Henkin, Rabbanit Chana Henkin Left, to right standing: Michal Roness, Israeli program coordinator, Nishmat students: Tova Warburg Sinensky,… read more