Nishmat in the News

Rabbanit Henkin to light Torch in national Yom HaAtzmaut Ceremony – VIDEO

Rabbanit Henkin to light Torch in national Yom HaAtzmaut Ceremony – VIDEO

Israel Chanel 2 News | Sivan Rahav Meir הרבנית חנה הנקין – תדליק משואה ביום העצמאות הקרוב – גם כמי שפיתחה את עולם לימוד התורה לנשים בארץ, וגם כנציגת המשפחות השכולות. מיד אחרי הרצח של בנה איתם וכלתה נעמה היא חזרה ללמד, וכעת היא מספרת על ההתמודדות היום-יומית, וגם על ארבעת הילדים שניצלו בפיגוע ההוא… read more

Eitam and Naama give me strength to continue

Eitam and Naama give me strength to continue

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/ Founder of Nishmat Center, mother of terror victim will light Independence Day torch. 'The decision to choose me is for what I represent.' Rabbanit Chana Henkin, who heads the Nishmat Midrasha (institute of Torah study for women) in Jerusalem is to light a torch at the upcoming Israeli Independence Day ceremony. The Rabbanit is one of… read more

Lighting the Way for Women’s Torah Learning

Lighting the Way for Women’s Torah Learning

The Land of Israel Network Rabbanit Chana Henkin is Founder and Dean of Nishmat, The Jeannie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women.  She and her husband Rabbi Yehuda Henkin forged the way for the ‘yoetzot Halacha’  (learned women giving advice on Jewish law) and completely  raised the level of women’s involvement and influence in… read more

Trailblazing women’s educator to light Independence Day torch

Trailblazing women’s educator to light Independence Day torch

Rabbanit Chana Henkin, founder of program to train female halachic advisers, heads the list of 14 chosen for May ceremony BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF April 19, 2017, 7:33 pm  See original article US-born Rabbanit Chana Henkin, a trailblazing educator of religious Jewish women will be among those to light a ceremonial torch during this year’s Independence… read more

What Happened to Yeshiva University, er… American Jewry?

What Happened to Yeshiva University, er… American Jewry?

Look to Israel By Michael Eisenberg Tablet Magazine  http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/225037/what-happened-to-yeshiva-university-er-american-jewry​ The recent appointment of Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman as President of Yeshiva University (YU) serves as an opportunity to reflect on the state of Modern or Centrist Orthodoxy in America. Personally, I think he is an excellent choice for the role. (Full disclosure: Rabbi Berman is a friend; we studied… read more

Nechama Price, 36 Revolutionizing Women’s Torah Learning

Nechama Price, 36 Revolutionizing Women’s Torah Learning

Nechama Price never learned Talmud until her post-high school gap year studying in Israel. Her all-girls high school simply didn’t offer it as an option. “It was something that was so important to me, that I be able to learn on a serious level, because that’s how I felt a connection,” she said. “When I… read more

Nishmat student, Allison Alt featured in the Jerusalem Post Aliyah Stories

Nishmat student, Allison Alt featured in the Jerusalem Post Aliyah Stories

Aliyah Stories: Embracing the Challenge   Published in The Jerusalem Post BY ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN MARCH 2, 2017  When Alison Alt learned in a New Jersey high school classroom that many Babylonian Jews failed to follow the prophets Ezra and Nehemiah back to the Promised Land because of their complacency in exile, she wondered how today’s Diaspora… read more

Rachel Eckstein Savors Living Like a Local

Rachel Eckstein Savors Living Like a Local

Original Article: http://www.jewishlinknj.com/world-us/16668-rachel-eckstein-savors-living-like-a-local Rachel Eckstein is studying at The Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Studies for Women (Nishmat) in the Pat neighborhood of Jerusalem. She is originally from Passaic, NJ and attended Bruriah for high school. Her plans for next year? Making aliyah in the summer and serving her country for a year or… read more

Shana Adler Builds Strong Connections at Nishmat

Shana Adler Builds Strong Connections at Nishmat

This week’s JLNJ Spotlight Israel features Shana Adler. Shana is studying at The Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Studies for Women (Nishmat) in the Pat neighborhood of Jerusalem. Shana is from Teaneck, attended Yeshivat Noam for elementary school and Ma’ayanot for high school. Her family davens at Congregation Rinat Yisrael. She is also a… read more