Rabbanit Chana Henkin, Rosh Hamidrasha

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 re-drawing the landscape of Torah leadership and scholarship for women. Together with her husband, noted halachic authority Rabbi Yehuda Henkin, Rabbanit Henkin created the unique role of Yoatzot Halacha, experts in women’s health and Jewish law, who have since addressed more than 300,000 halachic questions from across the world. Rabbanit Henkin is a graduate of Yeshiva University’s Stern College and YU’s Bernard Revel Graduate School. She received Honorary Doctorates from both Bar Ilan and Yeshiva University, and was awarded Israel’s prestigious Agrest Prize for innovative religious education. The Henkins made Aliyah in 1972 and live in Jerusalem.