Speaker Bios

Nechama Goldman Barash

Nechama Goldman Barash is a graduate of of Nishmat’s Keren Ariel Yoetzet Halacha Fellowship Institute and of Hilkhata, Matan’s Advanced Halakhic Institute. She completed an

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Ilana Hadad

Ilana Hadad, the mother of 5 residing in Jerusalem’s Gilo neighborhood, is a graduate of Nishmat’s Keren Ariel Yoatzot Halachic Fellowship Institute, holds a Master’s

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Laurie Novick

Laurie Novick, Director and Head Writer of Deracheha: Women and Mitzvot, is a graduate of Nishmat’s Keren Ariel Yoatzot Halacha Fellowship. She has worked as a

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Neima Novetsky

Neima Novetsky has been involved in Jewish education for close to twenty years. She has taught in a number of seminaries and educational institutes in

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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. Simi has been involved in adult

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Dafna Siegman

Dafna Siegman taught Tanach at Nishmat’s Alisa Flatow Program for many years. She currently teaches at Matan’s Bellows-Eshkolot Educator’s Program and in community venues.  Dafna also

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