Nechama Goldman Barash

Nechama Goldman Barash made aliyah from Philadelphia over 20 years ago after graduating from Stern College. She studied for three years in Matan’s Advanced Talmud Institute and completed a master’s degree in Talmud at Bar-Ilan University. She is a graduate of Nishmat’s Yoetzet Halacha program and has been certified to teach brides before their weddings, as well as qualifying as a sex educator through Yahel and the Eden Center. She also studied for three years in Matan’s advanced halakha program, Hilkhata.

She teaches contemporary halakha and Talmud at Matan and Pardes, as well as Talmud and women and halakha in Torah V’Avodah (TVA), a Bnei Akiva gap year program based in Matan. She is an active member of Beit Hillel, an Israeli modern orthodox rabbinical association. Nechama has been deeply affected by her ongoing participation in Roots’ Jewish Christian leaders interfaith dialogue group, where she has forged important bonds with Palestinian faith leaders. She is a founding participant in Roots’ Pathways to Reconciliation program, where she is training as a Roots peace builder.

Nechama lives with her family in Gush Etzion. She is currently working on a book dealing with matters of gender and halakha.