We are delighted to introduce Sarah Cheses, the first Yoetzet Halacha serving the Greater Boston Community under the auspices of the newly founded New England Yoetzet Halacha Initiative (NEYHI).
As a Yoetzet, Sarah Cheses will serve as an advisor to couples on Taharat HaMishpacha (Jewish law relating to married life) and its intersection with women's health. She can be reached for consultations via phone or text at (339) 364-2848 or via email at NE.firstname.lastname@example.org. The best hours to contact Sarah are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Sarah will also give a number of lectures each year in Brookline and other communities in the Greater Boston area. For more information and to stay connected, please visit www.NEyoetzet.org and sign up for the mailing list. Sarah plans to consult with one's congregational rabbi on any questions in need of a psak (decision).
The New England Yoetzet Halacha Initiative is made possible through the annual commitment of Young Israel of Brookline and other local shuls as well as private donations.
Our hope is that through this initiative, more women will feel encouraged and supported in their diligent efforts to keep Taharat Hamishpachah and become more aware and knowledgeable about important key women's health issues.
As a member of the Young Israel of Brookline, please help us welcome Sarah into her new role by making a donation to this wonderful initiative.
Sarah, originally from Columbus, Ohio, recently moved to Sharon, Massachusetts with her family, where her husband, Rabbi Noah Cheses, is serving as the Rabbi of the Young Israel of Sharon. Sarah is a graduate of the Keren Ariel Yoetzet Halacha Program at Nishmat: The Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women in Jerusalem and holds both a Master's degree in Public Health from Columbia University and a B.A. in Biology with Honors from Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women. Sarah has previously taught at Ulpanot Orot High School in Toronto and at Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls in Teaneck, NJ. She has been involved with informal Jewish education through her role as Co-Director of the Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) at Yale University, as a part-time JLIC educator in Toronto-area universities, and through Camp Stone and NCSY.