Isha el Achota

Face to Face with a Morah L'Halakha

Matan HaSharon is launching a new initiative, making the world of Halakha accessible through phone conversations, email or private meetings with the graduates of the Morot L’Halakha Program for Spiritual and Halakhic Leadership.

The women have completed two years of rigorous studies in Family Purity and Life-cycle Events (birth, bar/bat mitzvah, weddings, mourning and more). They have been tested by Rav Yosef Tzvi Rimon, Rav Shlomo Ishon and Rav Yitzchak HaLevi.  The women give halakhic answers with a sensitive and empathetic approach.

You can send questions by email or call, as well as make private meetings. 

For questions by telephone or to set up a meeting – 0733744776
Sunday-Thursday from 15:00-22:00 Friday from 13:00 until half an hour before Shabbat

Smadar Arvatz

has a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the Technion and an M.S. in Biotechnology from Tel Aviv University. She is a graduate of Midreshet Nishmat, teaches Talmud at Amit Renanim and in Matan HaSharon. She is a Halakhic Advisor at Lechu Neranana Synagogue in Raanana

Maayan Dietcher

is a graduate of the women’s Beit Midrash in Migdal Oz and of the Ayanot Matmidot Program at Matan HaSharon. She has a B. Ed. in Tanakh and Oral Torah from Herzog College. She is a teacher and ‘Spiritual Leader’ at Amit Renanim. She has a teaching certificate in dance from the Wingate Institute and teaches dance in Studio Gavna.

Miriam Fenster

learned Literature, Linguistics and Jewish Philosophy at Hebrew University. She is a graduate of the Ayanot Matmidot program at Matan HaSharon. She has been teaching Torah courses in Hadar Ganim and Kfar Ganim in Petach Tikva for twenty years. She was the pedagogical coordinator and a teacher in the Amishav and Kfar programs of Bnei Akiva Olami. She teaches in the Naale Beit Midrash in Ulpanat Amana.

Sarah Golubtchik

holds a BA from Barnard College and an MS in Education from Yeshiva University. Sarah taught Judaic Studies in Houston for several years prior to her aliyah, and continues to give classes and develop curricula in various settings in Israel. She is giving a course in Practical Halakha at Matan HaSharon.

Dr. Sharon Galper Grossman

a radiation oncologist and former faculty member of Harvard Medical School where she also obtained a Masters in Public Health. Her current interests are in Women’s Health and Halakha, specifically issues related to preventing women’s cancers. She has recently published “The Angelina Jolie Effect in Jewish Law: Prophylactic Mastectomy and Oophorectomy in BRCA Carriers” in the Rambam Medical Journal. “Resolving the Debate Over Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination for Cancer Prevention in the Religious World” has been accepted for publication in Tradition.

Tamar Lazar

took part in the two-year Hadas Torah learning program at Midreshet Lindenbaum together with her service in the army. She learned Talmud and Halakha at Matan HaSharon, while getting a bachelor’s degree in teaching Mathematics and Oral Torah. She is the pedagogical coordinator of Oral Torah and a “Spiritual Leader” at Amit Renanim in Raanana.

Rebecca Linzer

has a B.Sc. in Biology from Barnard College and an M.Sc in Genetics from Rutgers University. She studied at Orot College in Israel and Drisha in New York. She was in the Ayanot Matmidot program at Matan HaSharon. She teaches Talmud and Development of Halakha at Matan HaSharon and in Oranit. She is the International Coordinator for the Matan Mother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah Program and the administrator of the Beit Midrash Programs at Matan HaSharon. She has a website that helps parents add Jewish learning to the family table

Karen Miller Jackson

has an MA in Talmud and Midrash from NYU and has studied in scholar’s programs in Midreshet Lindenbaum, Matan and the Drisha Institute. She teaches at Matan HaSharon and in other adult Jewish education initiatives. She develops educational content for Lookstein Virtual and also directs "Kivun l’Sherut," a guidance program for religious high school girls before army and national service.

Yudit Samad

has a law degree in University College London, qualified as an ICAEW Chartered accountant and ran the women's bet midrash in London. She is a Halakhic advisor in Lechu Neranana Synagogue in Raanana and is giving a course in Practical Halakha at Matan HaSharon.