The Laws of Niddah

Day: Tuesdays

Date: February 2 - March 2, 2021

Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost: $0.00

Suggested Contribution: $100


In this five-part, text-intensive course we will explore some of the foundational questions about Hilkhot Niddah: where do these halakhot come from? How do women enter and exit Niddah status? What are the parameters of a couple’s physical relationship while a woman is in Niddah? This course is open to women at every stage of life who want to explore the laws of Niddah from the sources.

Due to the nature of this class, no sessions will be live-streamed or recorded. Please register in advance in order to attend live via Zoom.

The suggested contribution for this class is $100.

Rabbanit Leah Sarna

Rabbanit Leah Sarna is the Associate Director of Education and Director of High School Programs at Drisha. She previously served as Director of Religious Engagement at Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in Chicago, a leading urban Orthodox congregation. She was ordained at Yeshivat Maharat in 2018, holds a BA from Yale University in Philosophy & Psychology, and also trained at the SKA Beit Midrash for Women at Migdal Oz, Drisha and the Center for Modern Torah Leadership. Rabbanit Sarna's published works have appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Lehrhaus and MyJewishLearning. She has lectured in Orthodox synagogues and Jewish communal settings around the world and loves spreading her warm, energetic love for Torah and Mitzvot with Jews in all stages of life. Click here to access other recorded classes by Rabbanit Leah Sarna.

Rabbanit Sara Wolkenfeld

Rabbanit Sara Tillinger Wolkenfeld is the Chief Learning Officer at Sefaria, an online database and interface for Jewish texts. She is passionate about expanding Jewish textual knowledge for all. Sara is also a fellow at the David Hartman Center at the Hartman Institute of North America. Her previous experience includes serving as Director of Education at the Center for Jewish Life - Hillel at Princeton University as part of the OU’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus. She studied Talmud and Jewish Law at various institutions of Jewish learning in Israel and America including Midreshet Lindenbaum, Drisha, Nishmat, and Beit Morasha and speaks on various Jewish topics at synagogues, schools, and university communities. Sara and her family live in the Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago. Click here to access podcasts recorded by Sara Wolkenfeld.

Due to the nature of this class, no sessions will be live-streamed or recorded. Please register in advance in order to attend live via Zoom. We appreciate your understanding!

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