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Yoetzet Halacha

Lisa Septimus, Yoetzet Halacha

The Yoetzet Halacha assists our Rabbi by advising women on sensitive issues of taharat hamishpacha (laws related to mikveh), helping women find solutions in real time in the realm of women’s health and halacha. She also serves as an educator in our congregation on these and related issues.

Lisa Septimus is a graduate of Nishmat’s first U.S. Yoetzot Halacha cohort and has worked as Yoetzet since 2013. She has fielded thousands of questions related to Taharat hamishpacha with sensitivity, knowledge, relatability, and warmth. In the past, she also served as the Yoetzet Halacha for Great Neck, and Interim Yoetzet Halacha of Manhattan. She holds a masters in Bible from Yeshiva University's Bernard Revel Graduate School and is a graduate of Stern College’s Graduate Program for Advanced Talmudic Studies, where she subsequently served as the program’s shoelet u’meishiva.  She teaches Judaic Studies at North Shore Hebrew Academy High School in Great Neck, NY, where she also serves as director of Special Programs.  In her active role as rebbetzin at the Young Israel of North Woodmere (NY) she is integrally involved with adult education and youth programming.  She has taught at The Jewish Center in Manhattan, Riverdale Jewish Center, Drisha, and Yeshiva University’s Summer Learning Program.  She and her husband, Rabbi Yehuda Septimus, are the parents of four children.  

Contact Number: 917.543.3992

Mon, July 15 2024 9 Tammuz 5784