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Yoetzet Halacha

Professor Nechama Price has been an Instructor in the Bible and Judaic Studies departments at Stern College since 2004, and was recently appointed Director of Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program for Advanced Talmud Studies (GPATS), from which she earned certification in 2003. Professor Price earned a Masters Degree in Jewish Education from Azrieli Graduate School, and an MA in Bible from the Bernard Revel Graduate School. She is also a graduate of the inaugural class of the American branch of Nishmat’s Yoetzet Halacha Program, and currently serves as a Yoetzet Halacha (Halakhic Advisor) to the communities of Englewood, Tenafly, Livingston, West Orange, Long Branch NJ, and Georgetown, Washington DC. Professor Price lives in Bergenfield, NJ with her husband & four children.

Nechama can be reached for questions or consultations at  
(201) 888-6999 or

Nechama was named one of the "36 under 36"  - The Millenials Who are Changing the Face of the Jewish Community in the Jewish Week.

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.

Women preparing to become Yoatzot Halacha are chosen for their extensive Torah scholarship, leadership ability, and deep religious commitment. They devote two years (over 1000 hours) to intensive study with rabbinic authorities in Taharat Hamishpachah. In addition, they receive training from experts in modern medicine and psychology, including gynecology, infertility, women's health, family dynamics and sexuality.  Yoatzot Halacha give talks throughout the community.

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Sat, April 1 2023 10 Nisan 5783