educators - Jennie Rosenfeld

Rabbanit Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld serves as the Manhiga Ruchanit (female spiritual leader) in Efrat, where she also directs the rabbinic court for financial matters. She completed studies at the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute for Halakhic Leadership at Midreshet Lindenbaum and received permission to give halakhic rulings (“heter hora’ah”) from Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and Rav Shuki Reich. A graduate of Stern College, Jennie completed the Yeshiva University Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies for Women along with an MS in Jewish Education at the Azrieli Graduate School. Jennie holds a PhD in English from the City University of New York Graduate Center, where she wrote her dissertation on “Talmudic Re-readings: Toward a Modern Orthodox Sexual Ethic” as a Wexner Graduate Fellow. She co-authored Et Le’ehov: The Newlywed’s Guide to Physical Intimacy (Gefen 2011; Hebrew translation 2013). She moved to Israel in 2008 and lives with her family in Jerusalem. Jennie has taught Talmud and Jewish law in high schools and adult educational contexts in the US, UK and Israel.