Educational Institutions

American Friends of Nishmat

  • Hackensack, NJ
  • www.afnishmat.org

Mission Statement

Nishmat: The Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women is dedicated to producing women scholars and leaders of breadth and vision: highly educated women who are deeply committed to Jewish tradition and observance and who are determined to apply their intellectual gifts and leadership talents in ways that will significantly enhance Judaism's engagement with the modern world and the State of Israel. Nishmat also seeks to provide beginner students with the capability to independently study Torah and to guide them in their spiritual growth. A vigorous exchange of ideas, rigorous textual study and an exceptionally high standard of academic excellence characterize studies at Nishmat. Nishmat is developing educational opportunities for disadvantaged women, especially Ethiopian students, that enable their economic advancement.

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Israel

ruling year

1993

Principal Officer

Source: IRS Form 990

SHARON LIBERMAN MINTZ

Keywords

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Education, Women, Israel, Jewish Education, Leadership, Yoatzot Halacha,

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AFN

EIN

04-3106173

 Number

2509781221

Physical Address

One Univeristy Plaza Suite 121

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Jewish (X30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

KEREN ARIEL YOATZOT HALACHA PROGRAM - Breakthrough two-year post graduate fellowship program that leads to certification as Yoatzot Halacha/Women Halachic Advisors. Female Torah scholars are trained in the laws of niddah (family purity) and women's health. Enables woman-to-woman halachic discussion on intimate areas of Jewish law. ALISA FLATOW OVERSEAS STUDENTS PROGRAM - Opens the doors of higher Judaic and Talmudic learning to overseas students, in Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level programs. For beginners, it is an introduction to Torah and Jewish life that lasts a lifetime. SHANA BA'ARETZ - One year program for high school graduates from abroad, integrates the students with Nishmat's Shiur Aleph Israeli students, for a year of intense Torah study and personal growth. UNDERGRADUATE ISRAELI MIDRASHA SHIUR ALEF - The curriculum includes a rigorous introduction to classic methods of Talmudic study, aimed at stimulating a lifelong interest in Torah scholarshiGIMEL AND DALET - Nishamt strongly encourages multi-year study. The core program in Shiur Bet and upwards expands upon the first-year program, with increasing levels of intensity and scholarshiit enables economic and social advancement for young Ethiopian women who failed their high school matriculation exams. It teaches them life skills and learning tools that are necessary to succeed in modern-day society and prepares them for university and professional schools. Fosters the development of female leardershp and role models for Israel's Ethiopian community. WERBER MENTORS PROGRAM IN JEWISH THOUGHT: Students undertake challenging projects that confront contemporary issues. SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS YARCHEI KALLAH - Three week program for women of all ages, beginner, intermediate and advanced levels available. Offers a wide ranging curriculum based on a central theme as reflected in the Bible, Talmud, Halacha and Jewish Thought. TANACH INSTITUTE - Weeklong Tanach study. The Israeli Ministry of Education recognizes the program for required continuing education credits for teachers. TALMUD FOR EDUCATORS - Weeklong program for Israeli Jewish Studies teachers who have never studied Talmud. The program emphasizes skills development and equips them with basic tools for Talmud study, as well as an introduction to Talmudic literature. The program is recognized as in-service teacher training by the Israeli Ministry of Education. GOLDA KOSCHITZKY WOMEN'S HALACHIC HOTLINE - Toll Free Number for U.S. and Canada - 877-YOETZET (877-963-8938) Telephone Number in Israel - (02) 640-4343 WOMEN'S ONLINE INFORMATION CENTER - www.yoatzot.org JEWISH WOMEN'S HEALTH: THE HILCHOT NIDDAH GUIDE FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS - www.jewishwomenshealth.org THE KALLAH COMPANION - online course for brides - www.yoatzot.org/kallahcompanion GOLDA KOSCHITZKY CENTER - Provides access to the Yoatzot Halacha through educational and community-service programs in Israel. Nishmat's Miriam Glaubach Center - Brings the expertise of Nishmat's Yoatzot Halacha to North America - providing scholars-in-resdience, visiting yoetzet program, seminars, professional workshops.

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Service Areas

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International

Israel

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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF NISHMAT INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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American Friends of Nishmat

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Principal Officer

SHARON LIBERMAN MINTZ

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