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Yoetzet Halacha

KMS welcomes Bracha Rutner as a Yoetzet Halacha, a trained female halachic advisor. Bracha has been certified by a panel of Orthodox Rabbis to be a resource for women with questions regarding Taharat Hamishpacha (laws related to women and Mikvah). Women should feel free to contact her at bracharutner@gmail.com, or by phone or text at 718.614.2677.

KMS has a Yoetzet Halacha to:

• Encourage women to feel comfortable asking all of their questions about Hilchot Niddah.

Provide education through shiurim, lectures, and one-on-one phone calls to help women understand Hilchot Niddah and ask good questions.

Engender positive feelings about the laws of Taharat Hamishpacha, the sensitivity of halacha, and how the halachic system works so that couples can observe these laws with greater commitment.

Bracha Rutner has a passion for helping others and a love of Torah. After completing a BA in Judaic Studies at Stern College, Bracha spent three years learning at Midreshet Lindenbaum and at Hebrew University. Then, she embarked on a rigorous course of study at Nishmat and in 2003 became the first congregational Yoetzet in North America. Serving the Riverdale Jewish Center and in the Lower Merion communities, Bracha now gives back to her community, as the Yoetzet for KMS. She has worked to help spread a greater understanding of Taharat Hamishpacha and the way it impacts women, couples and communities through her lectures on the interface of halacha and various women's issues such as gynecology, infertility, women's health, family dynamics and sexuality, and other halachic issues throughout the New York area and as scholar in residence in communities across North America. Bracha is the Head of School at Yeshiva University High School for Girls, working to educate the future leaders of the Jewish people.

She lives with her husband and four children in West Hempstead, NY. 

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