Nishmat and OU Press with Maggid Press publish the English translation of Nishmat Ha-Bayit. Authored by a team of seven Yoatzot Halacha scholars, the book was edited by Rabbi Yehuda and Chana Henkin, and is an authoritative source of the psak of Rav Henkin z”l as well as that of Rav Yaakov Warhaftig, dean of […]
Yoetzet Halacha Fertility Counselors present 10 webinars in Hebrew on different topics regarding the fertility journey, including fertility preservation, ovulation before the mikveh, IVF, surrogacy, and prayer. Over 300 people register for these webinars.
Yoetzet Halacha Fertility Counselors prepare papers on Surrogacy and Donor Sperm, including halachic guidelines as well as medical and psychological considerations, for Yoatzot Halacha Fertility Counselors counseling couples on these topics.
Together with Keren Gefen, Nishmat trains and certifies a cadre of the most experienced and scholarly Yoatzot Halacha as Fertility Counselors. They provide a religiously expert supportive female address to help couples navigate the challenging process of fertility treatment.
Nishmat publishes Sefer Nishmat HaBayit, a volume of responsa on the topics of pregnancy, birth and family planning. Written by members of the Women’s Halachic Research Institute, edited by Rabbi Yehuda and Rabbanit Chana Henkin, and sponsored in memory of Marcos Katz, the book gives voice to the experience and scholarship of Yoatzot Halacha.
Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center partners with the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus to offer an online kallah teacher training program. Yoetzet Halacha Shoshana Samuels leads the 16-part webinar series for 15 OU-JLIC educators.
“… the introduction of Yoatzot Halacha trained and certified by Nishmat, has resulted in a substantial increase in the number of hilchot nidda and related sheelot posed by women, who are asking far more sheelot than ever before, and receiving responses from a cadre of dedicated, knowledgeable and committed women.”
Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter of Yeshiva University, addresses the graduates: “Today is a Yuntif! Thanks to the dogged determination and ferocious tenacity of Rabbanit Chana Henkin, we have merited in our time to see the emergence of women as formidable Torah Scholars.”
Nishmat receives a government contract to train mikveh attendants throughout Israel. Yoetzet Halacha Rotem Glasser designs and leads the course. Topics include first aid, communications skills, women’s health, OCD, fear of water, sexuality, domestic violence, and spirituality.
Rabbi Yona Reiss, Av Beit Din of the Chicago Rabbinical Council, says, “These remarkable women are poised to play a pivotal role in promoting taharat hamishpacha, facilitating happy and healthy marriages, and enabling the birth of more beautiful Jewish children in the world…”
Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center establishes a Yoatzot Halacha Fellows Program in the US. Faculty include Rabbi Kenneth Auman (Dean), Rabbi Gedalyah Berger (Senior Lecturer), and Yoetzet Halacha Atara Eis (Director). Over 50 mainstream Orthodox rabbis sign on to the honorary rabbinic committee in support of Yoatzot Halacha.
Dr. Felix Glaubach establishes Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center to honor his cherished wife, Dr. Miriam Glaubach. The Center’s mission is to enhance women’s observance of the laws of taharat hamishpacha and bring the expertise and compassion of Nishmat’s Yoatzot Halacha to Jewish communities across North America.