Women's Learning Initiative
Winter Seminar

Speaker Biographies

Rabbi Shlomo Brody

Rabbi Shlomo Brody is the dean of the Tikvah Overseas Students Institute and a columnist for The Jerusalem Post.  He previously served as a senior

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Rav Uri Cohen

Rav Uri Cohen learned at Yeshivat Shaalvim and Yeshivat Hamivtar, and received Semikhah from RIETS and Yeshivat Hamivtar. He also holds Masters degrees in Medieval

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Rav Shai Finkelstein

Rabbi Shai Finkelstein was born in Israel, attended Yeshivat Shaalavim, served in the Artillery unit of the IDF and was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate

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Rav Binyamin Miller

Rabbi Binyamin Miller grew up in Philadelphia and came to Israel after high school to learn in Yeshivat Hakotel. Subsequently, he served in the IDF and

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Laurie Novick

Laurie Novick, Ramit of Shana BaAretz, has masters degrees in Bible and in Jewish Education from YU and a BA from Yale. She has also

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Dafna Siegman

Dafna Siegman is an alumna of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, Dafna has a BA and MA from Columbia University in History, and pursued doctoral work

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Rabbanit Gilla Rosen

Rabbanit Gilla Rosen teaches Talmud and Midrash and works as a Yoetzet Halakha (Halakhic advisor) for Nishmat. Rabbanit Rosen is dean of the Yakar Center

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Simi Peters

Simi Peters, the author of Learning to Read Midrash (Urim Publications, 2004), has been teaching at Nishmat for over 25 years. She has been involved in adult

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Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel,

Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel, Yoetzet Halacha, teaches Halacha and Talmud at Nishmat and is a veteran staff member on Nishmat’s Golda Koschitzky Women’s Halachic Hotline since

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