HONORARY CHAIRS
Anita & Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman
Miriam & Dr. Felix Glaubach
Audrey & Rabbi Dr. Haskel Lookstein
Jeanie & Jay Schottenstein


GALA DINNER CHAIRS
Sarita & Ben Greszes
Debra Katz & Yechiel Newman
Gail Propp
New York
Sheryl & Rabbi Yosef Adler
New Jersey
Gail Katz & Mayer Bick
Los Angeles
Dr. Miriam & Rabbi Josh Friedman
Drs. Elana & Jonathan Gotfried
Tamar & Rabbi Dovid Halpern
Philadelphia

GALA DINNER CO-CHAIRS
Dr. Giti & Jack Bendheim
Wendy & Sholem Greenbaum
Netti & Ari Herman
New York
Gaby Propp
Dr. Rachel Katz Sidlow &
Dr. Robert Sidlow
New York
Tirza & Ariel Bayewitz
Michelle Ritholtz
Elissa & Michael Katz
New Jersey
Dinner Committee
HONORARY CHAIRS
Anita & Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman
Miriam & Dr. Felix Glaubach
Audrey & Rabbi Dr. Haskel Lookstein
Jeanie & Jay Schottenstein


GALA DINNER CHAIRS
Sarita & Ben Greszes
Debra Katz & Yechiel Newman
Gail Propp
New York
Sheryl & Rabbi Yosef Adler
New Jersey
Gail Katz & Mayer Bick
Los Angeles
Dr. Miriam & Rabbi Josh Friedman
Drs. Elana & Jonathan Gotfried
Tamar & Rabbi Dovid Halpern
Philadelphia

GALA DINNER CO-CHAIRS
Dr. Giti & Jack Bendheim
Wendy & Sholem Greenbaum
Netti & Ari Herman
New York
Gaby Propp
Dr. Rachel Katz Sidlow &
Dr. Robert Sidlow
New York
Tirza & Ariel Bayewitz
Michelle Ritholtz
Elissa & Michael Katz
New Jersey

COMMITTEE

Eliana & Danny Abboudi

Harvey Arfa

Racheli & Dr. Dovi Barris

Zahava & Rabbi Dani Bauer

Ada & Mitch Benerofe

Susan & Michael Castle

Faith & Andy Charles

Holly Cohen & Leib Meadvin

Rose Gerszberg

Talia Eisenstein & David Lebor

Susie Gitler

Rebecca & Dr. Shalom Goldberg

Stacey & Amir Goldman

Sarah & Martin Goldman

Sabra Hess & Shealtiel Weinberg

Carolyn Hochstadter & Dr. Adam Dicker

Drs. Tamar & Dov Kahane

Chavie Kahn & Heshy Kofman

Gloria & Harvey Kaylie

Mina & Herman Kotler

Shaindy & Noah Lindenberg

Lisa & Lester Lipschutz

Francine & Adam Mermelstein

Sharon Liberman Mintz &
Rabbi Adam Mintz

Daniella & Serge Ouanounou

Sara & Yossi Prager

Joshua Romano

Stine Welhaven & Nathan Paul Romano

Yoetzet Halacha Shoshana &
Dr. Ayol Samuels

Yoetzet Halacha Tova Warburg Sinensky &
Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky

Elke & Dr. Kalman Stein

Racheli & Rabbi Yaakov Taubes

Onit & Adam Zisserman

Our Leadership

RABBANIT CHANA HENKIN

Founder & Dean of Nishmat

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 and a leader in redrawing the landscape of higher Torah learning and leadership for women. Together with her husband, noted halachic authority Rabbi Yehuda Henkin, Rabbanit Henkin created Jewish history's first Yoatzot Halacha, experts in women's health and halacha, who have since addressed more than 300,000 halachic questions from across the world. Her warmth and contagious love of learning have made her a sought-after lecturer in Jewish communities throughout the world and her innovations have won widespread rabbinic support and public acclaim.

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF NISHMAT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Sharon Liberman Mintz President
  • Binyamin Rieder Treasurer
  • Wendy Greenbaum Vice President
  • Chavie Kahn Secretary
Nicole Schreiber Agus
Julia Baruch
Etta Brandman
Susan F. Charendoff
Laurie Cooper
Stephen M. Flatow
Adina Fredman
Rose Gerszberg
Felix Glaubach
Miriam Herlinger Glaubach
Karen Heilig
Ari Herman
Michael G. Jesselson
Constance Kadish
Tamar Kahane
Rabbi Haskel Lookstein
Matthew J. Maryles
Linda Goldenberg Mayman
Rochelle Stern Major
Francine Mermelstein
Jeanie Schottenstein
Sandy Seligsohn
Lisa Septimus
Liora Stein
Robyn Tsesarsky
Judy Tuchman
Roselyn Weitzner
Giti Bendheim
Yoatzot Halacha Chair
Harriet Sherman Schimel
Executive Director

NISHMAT INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Jeanie Schottenstein
President
Wendy Greenbaum
Chair
Amy Book
Yonat Floersheim
Miriam Herlinger Glaubach
Ariela K. Gugenheim
Linda Jesselson
Chavie Kahn
Evelyn Katz
Sarena Koschitzky
Tamar Koschitzky
Bia Kryss
Dina Kryss
Hadassah Lieberman
Sharon Liberman Mintz
Anne Neuberger
Careena Parker
Gaby Propp
Rachel Sapoznik
Harriet Sherman Schimel
Maura Shaykin
Debby Spinner
Judy Tuchman
Judith Weiss
About Us

Jerusalem's NISHMAT is world Jewry’s resource for educating a new generation of confident, creative Jewish leaders, scholars and professionals. Students develop a lifelong passion for Torah study, integrating their university education with religious faith and practice. Nishmat’s 100 Yoatzot Halacha, women certified as Advisors in Jewish Law, practice in Israel, the U.S. and beyond, enriching quality of life and mitzvah observance for Jewish women, their families and communities. Yoatzot have handled some 300,000 questions since they were first certified in 1999. Nishmat’s Alisa Flatow International Program welcomes students from across the globe, from beginners to advanced, sharing a deep commitment to Torah, Zionism, Israel and the Jewish people. Americans on gap-year benefit from a diversity of faculty and students and an environment that encourages questions. Nishmat’s program for Ethiopian Israelis provides them with skills and confidence to pursue college education. With a 98% success rate, some 300 of these young women have become teachers, attorneys, social workers and more.

For more information: www.Nishmat.net

NISHMAT
INSTITUTES & PROGRAMS


EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Alisa Flatow International Program
Beginner to Advanced Study


  • Keren Ariel Yoatzot Halacha Fellows Program
    and
    Miriam Glaubach Center’s
    U.S. Yoatzot Halacha Fellows Program

    Certifying Women Advisors in Jewish Law

  • Nishmat Ethiopian Women (N.E.W.)
    Preparation for College and Beyond

  • Shana Ba’Aretz Post-High School Program

  • The Monique C. Katz Bet Midrash Chevrati
    Exploring contemporary issues of social justice
    from a halachic perspective
    .

  • Undergraduate Israeli Midrasha for Advanced Torah Study

  • Jewish Educators for the Next Generation

  • Nishmat Summer Institute

  • Werber Family Mentors in Jewish Thought

  • Women’s Halachic Research Institute

  • Nishmat Ethiopian Women (N.E.W)

  • Maria & Joel Finkle Jewish Studies Program for Olot

COMMUNITY SERVICE AT NISHMAT
Golda Koschitzky Women’s Halachic Hotline
1.877.YOETZET


  • Women’s Health & Halacha Websites
    www.yoatzot.org www.jewishwomenshealth.org

  • Jerusalem Neighborhood Outreach
    Nishmat students exemplifying social responsibility.

  • Wedding Gown Gemach
    Lending bridal gowns and accessories.
  • NISHMAT. Not just an institution, but a vision.

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