Alumnae In the Spotlight 2019

Emily Blady

After studying in Shana Ba’Aretz in 2011-12, Emily Blady attended Barnard College, graduating with a BA in Applied Mathematics in 2016. She founded Barnard Quant, the Columbia/Barnard chapter

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Tamar Blum

Tamar Blum is an alumna from Nishmat’s Shiur Aleph program. She was inspired at Nishmat to study education and worked as a teacher for several years. Tamar

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Ilana Hadad

Yoetzet Halacha Ilana Hadad completed at Bachelors degree at Herzog College in Education with a special focus on Tanach and History, studied at MATAN and was accepted

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Hadassa Klein

A native of Montreal, Yoetzet Halacha Hadassa Klein received a BA in History and Mathematics from Columbia University in NY and an MA in Modern Jewish History from New York

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Yael Lebel

Yael Lebel studied in Nishmat’s Shiur Aleph in 2017 ( תשע”ז) and is currently in her third year of a degree program in Physics at Ben-Gurion

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Rachel Eilon Kochva

Yoetzet Halacha Rachel Eilon Kochva completed the Keren Ariel Yoetzet Halacha Fellowship this past summer (תשע”ט). She has continued her studies, working in Nishmat’s Research Institute for Yoatzot Responsa

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Meital Sapir

Meital Sapir, Shana Ba’Aretz 2012-13, went on to study Religion and Philosophy at Barnard, including a semester abroad at UCL in London. Shortly after graduating

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Barhan Worku

Barhan Worku is an active student leader in Nishmat’s Identity Seminars on Wheels (Midreshet Masa)–travelling throughout Israel speaking with elementary and high school kids about developing

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Alumnae In the Spotlight 2018

Ayelet Wenger

Ayelet Wenger 

Ayelet, a Shana Ba’Aretz (SBA) alumna from 2011-2012 went on to study Classics at Princeton. She is now reading for the Oxford Masters of Philosophy

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Keren Sudri

Keren attended Nishmat’s Midrasha program after her Israel Defense Force (IDF) service as the spokesperson for the Kfir Brigade (the youngest and largest division of

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Meena Viswanath

Meena attended Nishmat’s Shana Ba’Aretz program in 2007. She has a BS from MIT in Civil Engineering and a MS from Georgia Tech in Geo

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Rachel Reinfeld-Wachtfogel

Rachel studied in Nishmat’s Machon Gevoha program, the precursor to the Keren Ariel Yoatzot Halacha Fellows Program. Upon Rabbbanit Henkin’s request, after studying at Nishmat

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Sarit-Chen Kroitoro

Sarit-Chen, of Beer Sheva, attended Nishmat’s Israeli Midrasha program 20 years ago and is now in her second year of the Keren Ariel Yoatzot Halacha

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Tigist Iyov

Tigist Iyov, enrolled in N.E.W’s Pre-College Program in 2016 She was drawn to the idea of dedicating a year to studying Judaism, personal growth and

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Yekite Mengistu

Yekite and her family emigrated from Ethiopia in 2006 when she was 10 years old. She joined Nishmat’s N.E.W. Pre-College Program in 2016 after her

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