Yoatzot Halacha

Rabbanit Chana Henkin in New York – Oct & Nov 2013

Rabbanit Chana Henkin in New York – Oct & Nov 2013

Full Descriptions Below • Thursday, October 24 – Manhattan Shiur: Social Issues in Tanach, Part 1 • Thursday, October 24 – Shiur at Barnard College • Shabbat, October 25 – 26 – Teaneck Scholar-in-Residence • Sunday, October 27 – U.S. Yoatzot Halacha Fellows Program Graduation • Thursday, November 14 – Manhattan Shiur: Social Issues in Tanach,… read more

5 Towns Jewish Times: Orthodox Rabbanim Endorse Lisa Septimus, Yoetzet Halacha

5 Towns Jewish Times: Orthodox Rabbanim Endorse Lisa Septimus, Yoetzet Halacha

5 Towns Jewish News, September 1, 2013. Five Towns, NY – August 30, 2013 – An influential group of Orthodox Rabbanim and community lay leaders today announced their endorsement of the appointment of Mrs. Lisa Septimus as Yoetzet Halacha of the Five Towns. Mrs. Septimus is a Judaic Studies instructor, dean, and director of special… read more

Nishmat Graduates Five New North American Yoatzot

Nishmat Graduates Five New North American Yoatzot

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 graduation@afnishmat.org! In a historic occasion, the first five Yoatzot Halacha (Women Consultants in Jewish Law) educated in the United States were certified by rabbinic authorities… read more

The Jewish Link: Yoatzot Halacha on Intimacy

The Jewish Link: Yoatzot Halacha on Intimacy

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Intimacy in Marriage But Were Afraid to Ask Until Now – by Bracha Schwartz, The Jewish Link Teaneck—Several hundred women listened intently as a panel of women scholars talked about intimacy. They learned about what the Torah commands and how women can negotiate the challenges inherent in each… read more

TheJC.com – First Female Halachic Adviser Appointed in London

TheJC.com – First Female Halachic Adviser Appointed in London

        By Marcus Dysch, December 20, 2012, TheJC.com Days before his selection as chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis appointed Britain’s first Orthodox female halachic adviser at Finchley Synagogue in London. Rebbetzin Lauren Levin will offer guidance to women on issues including religious rights in marriage and the laws of family purity. She will work… read more

Lauren Levin, Yoetzet Halacha to Finchley Synagogue

Lauren Levin, Yoetzet Halacha to Finchley Synagogue

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, newly-appointed Chief Rabbi of Britain, appointed Lauren Levin as England’s first-ever official Yoetzet Halacha (Woman Advisor in Jewish Law), at Finchley Synagogue, known as “Kinloss,” in London. Yoetzet Levin, a graduate of the sixth class of Nishmat's Keren Ariel Yoatzot Halacha Program, has been an up-and-coming leader of the London Jewish community… read more

Alumnae Making a Difference – Limor Salmon

Alumnae Making a Difference – Limor Salmon

Sitting in a circle of men and women, Yoetzet Halacha Limor Salmon brings her vision of in-depth Torah study to a group of Israeli artists, alternative therapists, and spiritual seekers. Before Limor and her husband Yeshayahu, an electrical engineer, established The House in Pardes, a center for Jewish study in Pardes Chana, there was no… read more

7th Class of Yoatzot Halacha Certified

7th Class of Yoatzot Halacha Certified

The certification and graduation of Nishmat’s Keren Ariel Yoatzot Halacha (Women Consultants in Jewish Law) was celebrated with a keynote address by Rabbi Baruch Gigi, Rosh Yeshivat Har Etzion.  "Today is a holiday for all Am Yisrael,” said Rabbi Gigi. “Hashem places a ladder before us at historic moments and the question is whether we choose… read more