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Yoetzet Halakha

We are proud to be a co-sponsor of the Manhattan Yoetzet Halacha Initiative in order to make this essential service available to the Jewish community of Manhattan.

If you have any questions regarding Taharat Hamishpakha (Jewish Family Law) laws of Niddah, sexuality and women’s health, please contact our new Yoetzet Halakha, Ilana Gadish, at

(646) 598-1080 or nycyoetzet@gmail.com.

 

Ilana Gadish serves as the Yoetzet Halacha for a number of synagogues in Manhattan, and is a graduate of Nishmat's U.S. Yoatzot Halacha Fellows program. Ilana also teaches Talmud and Tanakh at the Ramaz Upper School.  Ilana received her M.A. in Biblical and Talmudic Interpretation at the Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies (GPATS) at Stern College for Women, where she also received her B.A. with a major in Judaic Studies and a minor in Biology.  She spent a year studying at Midreshet Lindenbaum in Jerusalem, as well as two summers at the Drisha Institute.  Ilana currently lives on the Upper West Side with her husband Moshe Peters.

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