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Yoetzet Halacha

Netivot Shalom is proud to partner with Rinat Yisrael, Shaarei Tefillah and the Jewish Center of Teaneck in supporting the position of a Yoetzet Halacha in Bergen County.

Yoatzot Halacha are women certified by a panel of Orthodox rabbis to be a resource for women with questions regarding Taharat Hamishpachah (an area of Jewish Law that relates to marriage, sexuality and women’s health). This role was devised to assist women who are more comfortable discussing very personal issues with another woman.

The purposes of this position are:

  • To encourage women to feel comfortable asking all of their questions in Hilchot Niddah in a way that also enables them to share all of the relevant details.
  • To give a woman not only a specific response to the issue she is dealing with at that moment but to give her the guidance and general advice that will help her get from Point A to Point B in dealing with her overall situation at the present time and in the future.
  • To provide education through shiurim, lectures, and long one on one phone calls so that women understand Hilchot Niddah, feel more in control of what is happening to them and are therefore better equipped to ask good questions.
  • To engender positive feelings about the laws of Taharat Hamishpacha, the sensitivity of Rabbanim and how the halachic system works so that couples can observe these laws with greater commitment and less resentment.

Tova Warburg Sinensky, our Yoetzet Halacha, welcomes your questions — anyone in the community should feel free to contact her privately by phone or through the website contact form (this will not be shared with anyone else). She fields questions from the greater Englewood, Teaneck and Bergenfield Jewish communities as well as from outside of Bergen County from people who have heard of the Yoetzet initiative through relatives and friends.

Tova can be reached at (201) 655-2180 or


Tova Warburg Sinensky is a graduate of Nishmat’s first U.S. Yoatzot Halacha cohort and has worked as Yoetzet since 2013. In addition to serving our community, she works for the Atlanta Yoetzet Initiative at Ohr Hatorah of Toco Hills and previously served as Yoetzet for the Greater Philadelphia Area and interim Yoetzet for the Riverdale Jewish Center.  Tova has been involved in the field of Jewish education for over fifteen years, teaching Gemara, Halacha, Jewish Philosophy and courses on intimacy & healthy relationships at Ma’ayanot, Frisch and Kohelet, as well as coaching new and veteran educators. She serves on the advisory committees of the Jewish Fertility Foundation and Eden Center, has published a number of resources and articles pertaining to Taharat Hamishpacha, Jewish education, and the experience of women & Avodat Hashem, and has lectured widely throughout the US and abroad. 

Tova graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Stern College Honors Program with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the Azrieli Graduate School and holds a certificate from Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program for Advanced Talmudic Studies.  She lives in Teaneck with her husband and three children. 


Sun, January 29 2023 7 Shevat 5783