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Yoetzet Halacha

SHIFFY FRIEDMAN, 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.

Shiffy, who hails from Teaneck, studied at the Stella K. Abraham Beit Midrash for women in Migdal Oz after graduating from Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School in Teaneck, NJ. She then went on to earn a BA at Yeshiva University in Judaic studies and dual Master’s in Education and Jewish studies from New York University. Shiffy pursued further studies in Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center’s U.S. Yoetzet Halacha Fellows Program and was certified as a yoetzet halacha as part of the second graduating class in the United States. Her training encompasses areas of biology, psychology and sexuality. Since her graduation, she has taught brides and couples in preparation for their weddings and she counsels women through questions relating to the interface of halachaha and women’s health.

Email or Phone: 201-341-6022

Thu, October 6 2022 11 Tishrei 5783