Rabbanit Chamutal Shoval

Rosh Beit Midrash

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Rabbanit Chamutal Shoval is the Rosh Beit Midrash of The Women’s Beit Midrash of Efrat and Gush Etzion. She is currently in her fifth and final year of studies at Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership. She holds a Masters degree from Hebrew University. Her area of expertise is Halakhic writings. She currently teaches courses in Halacha and in Halachic literature at Midreshet Lindenbaum.

Batya Hefter

Founding Rosh Beit Midrash, Founding Director, Transformative Torah Project

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Batya Hefter is the founding Rosh Beit Midrash of The Women’s Beit Midrash of Efrat and Gush Etzion, the founding director of The Transformative Torah Project, and the founder of the Women’s Beit Midrash of Cleveland. She holds a Masters in Rabbinic Thought from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her passion is to translate the teachings and spiritual path of the chassidic masters of the 18th and 19th centuries for the seeking modern Jew.

Sara Jo Ben Zvi


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Sara Jo Ben Zvi is editor of Segula, a Jewish history magazine produced in Jerusalem and serves on the educational board of The WBM. She holds a B.A. in literature and philosophy from the University of Cambridge and a teachers’ diploma from Machon Kerem, and studied at Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Institute of Women Rabbinic Court Advocates.

Bracha Krohn


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Bracha Krohn holds a BA in Judaic studies & English literature from Stern College. She taught Talmud and Bible at the Fuchs Mizrachi School, and the Women’s Beit Midrash of Cleveland. She has completed the course work for her Masters in Tanach at Bernard Revel Grad School. She is the Director of Student Affairs and a teacher at Midreshet Moriah.

Shani Taragin


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Shani Taragin holds an M.A. in Talmud & Tanach from Bar- Ilan University, where she is currently a doctoral student. She is a Nishmat-educated Yoetzet Halacha, and a veteran educator, having taught Tanach, Halacha, & Jewish philosophy at numerous women’s institutions for twenty years. During the summers, she is director of the Women’s Beit Medrash Program in Camp Moshava, Pennsylvania.

Mali Brofsky


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Mali Brofsky is a clinical social worker with a practice in Jerusalem and Gush Eztion, and is trained in practice and teaching of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. She is also a senior faculty member at MMY. She lectures and has published on Jewish thought, on issues of emotional health, and on the interaction between them.

Dr. Lisa Fredman


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Dr. Lisa Fredman holds a PhD in Bible from Bar Ilan University, and is the former, founding, Principal of YTA Girls’ School, Jerusalem. She is currently an instructor of Tanach at Michlelet Efrata in Jerusalem, and recently published a Critical Edition of Rashi’s Commentary to Proverbs.

Shulie Mishkin

Tour Guide; Teacher of Tanach and Jewish History

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Shulie Mishkin is a licensed tour guide and has an Master’s Degree in Jewish History from Columbia University. She is also a graduate of the Matan Scholars Program.

Sara Susswein Tesler


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Sara Susswein Tesler holds a M.A in Bible from YU’s Bernard Revel Graduate School and prior to Aliya she taught Tanach at SAR High School. She currently teaches at Midreshet TVA and resides in Efrat.

Rabbanit Shira Zimmerman


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Rabbanit Rachel Weber Leshaw


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Rabbanit Shira Zimmerman is a graduate of the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute for Halakhic Leadership at Midreshet Lindenbaum. Since receiving Semicha she serves as the Rosh Beit Midrash at Midreshet Emunah VeOmanut and has taught halacha at Midreshet Amudim and Midreshet Lindenbaum. Rabbanit Shira runs a weekly parsha shiur and teaches a class in Taharat Hamishpacha in her home town of Pnei Kedem where she also volunteers as a halachic advisor to women.

Rabbi Levi Cooper


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Rabbi Levi Cooper  is a lecturer at Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, where he teaches Bible, Hasidut, Midrash, and Jewish Philosophy. He serves as the community  Rabbi of Kehillat HaTzur VeHaTzohar in Zur Hadassa.


Shirel Shmuel Zerobnick

Bat Mitzvah Program

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Shirel Shmuel Zerobnick has an MA in Jewish education from Hebrew University. She founded and directed the Ashdod branch of Midreshet Be’er, and currently serves as a Ramit at Herzog’s Beit Midrash for women in Migdal Oz.

Dr. Biti Roi


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Dr. Biti Roi is a lecturer in Kabbala and Hasidut at Machon Schechter and at Zohar Hai (connected to Rav Frumin’s legacy) and a Shalom Hartman Institute research fellow.

Aliza Grynberg

Programming and Development