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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, 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 grew up in the Silver Spring community and is a graduate of MJBHA. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Judaic Studies from Stern College and a degree from St. John’s University in Educational Administration. She spent three years learning at Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Bruria Scholar program and has done graduate work in Talmud at Hebrew University. She is a distinguished graduate of the Yoetzet Halacha Program of Nishmat, and currently works as the Yoetzet Halacha in the Riverdale Jewish Center. She is the Director of Judaic Studies at the Yeshiva University High School for Girls, where she teaches Talmud, Halacha, and Chumash.

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June 2017 Yoetzet Halacha Newsletter

March 2017 Yoetzet Halacha Newsletter.

Sat, October 16 2021 10 Cheshvan 5782