Rabba Dr. Carmella Abraham

Rabba Dr. Carmella Abraham feels blessed to have the privilege of living her two callings as both a doctor and a member of the Orthodox clergy.  Rabba Carmella’s passion for teaching Torah and Talmud has been reflected in her teaching in both formal and informal settings ranging from the Drisha Community Beit Midrash and JOFA conferences to Jewish community centers and college Hillels. She developed and co-taught the Women’s Health and Niddah curriculum at Yeshivat Maharat utilizing her clinical medical experience.

While at Yeshivat Maharat, Rabba Carmella interned at the Hillels of Westchester, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Chaplaincy Program and served as a Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Created Equal Seminar Fellowship.

Rabba Carmella cofounded and serves as Gaba’it of Shira Chadasha of White Plains and has served as Gaba’it of the Women’s Tefilla of  the Hebrew Institute of White Plains. She tutors B’not Mitzvah, and assists families in planning meaningful s’machot.

Rabba Carmella earned her bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She practiced at the Women’s Health Program, where she held a dual appointment in Internal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She currently works in Oncology Medical Affairs for pharma.  Rabba Carmella is married to physician Dr. Steven Kubersky and has three children.

Rabbi Carmella serves as Community Educator at Hillels of Westchester,  and continues to engage community adults and publish teshuvot on medicine and halakha.

Rabbanit Chava Evans

Rabbanit Chava Evans received a B.A. in Religion from Brown University. She was the recipient of the James Manning Medal for Excellence in Religious Studies and a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar. She also trained as a painter and illustrator in both Israel and the United States, holds an M.F.A from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and worked for many years as a freelance illustrator and artist.  Rabbanit Chava learned at the Nishmat Center for Advanced Torah Study.  Rabbanit Chava is the Director of Jewish Life at the Bender JCC of Greater Washington in Rockville, MD.

Rabbanit Goldie Guy

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Rabbanit Goldie Guy grew up in Belle Harbor, New York. After graduating from Yeshivah of Flatbush, Rabbanit Goldie studied at the Beit Midrash for Women- Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion, Israel. She earned her BA in Religion at Barnard College of Columbia University, where her studies focused on Judaic Studies, mysticism, and philosophy of religion. Rabbanit Goldie also studied as a Collegiate Fellow at the Drisha Institute over four summers and completed the two-year Graduate Program for Advanced Talmudic Studies (GPATS) at Stern College, where she served as the inaugural Jewish chaplaincy intern at North Shore University Hospital. She has taught at Columbia-Barnard Hillel, as a scholar-in-residence at Congregation Ahavas Torah in Woodside, Maryland,  as an instructor in an undergraduate Talmud chabura at Stern College and as gemara faculty at Yeshivat Maharat. When not learning or teaching Torah, Rabbanit Goldie enjoys Hebrew literature, Seinfeld, and rooting for the Yankees. Rabbanit Goldie is excited to continue to draw upon and deepen her love for engaging in the analytical and spiritual realms of Judaism, in order to share the vibrancy and wisdom of our tradition with others.   She is sharing this passion as Talmud Faculty at SAR High School in Riverdale, New York.

Rabbanit Bracha Jaffe

Rabbanit Bracha Jaffe joined Yeshivat Maharat following a long career in Israeli hi-tech.  She discovered her love for teaching while giving seminars and training workshops and through teaching leyning and shiurim in the Jewish world.  

Rabbanit Bracha delights in learning with people of all ages, when dressing in costume for Bat Mitzvah programs, leading discussion groups with empty nesters, facilitating ‘Wise Aging’ programs or simply teaching Torah and inspiring others to learn.  Rabbanit Bracha loves listening to people’s stories; she is a dynamic and thoughtful educator.  Her love of tefilla and ritual led her to be an experienced gaba’it and organizer in women’s tefilla groups and partnership minyanim. She is the voice of the JOFA Megilat Esther App, enabling anyone to learn the megilla leyning.

While a student at Yeshivat Maharat, Rabbanit Bracha interned at UOS (United Orthodox Synagogue) in Houston, Texas and at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in New York.  She also taught at a maximum security women's prison and facilitated a Wise Aging group in a community setting.  Rabbanit Bracha currently serves as Community Educator at Beth Tfiloh Congregation and Schools in Baltimore, MD.

Rabba Eryn London

Rabba Eryn London received her B.A. from Goucher College, where she majored in theatre with a double minor in Psychology and Judaic Studies.  Rabba Eryn subsequently earned an M.A. at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she specialized in applied drama: theatre in educational, community and social contexts.  She made aliyah in 2010 where she studied at Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and the Susi Bradfield Women’s Insitute of Halachic Leadership at Midreshet Lindenbaum.  She is one of the co-founders of “Gam Yachad”, a multi-denominational beit midrash for rabbinical students, now with branches in Jerusalem and New York.  Rabba Eryn served as scholar in residence at the ACT Jewish Community in Canberra, Australia and interned at the Mt. Freedom Jewish Center in New Jersey and at Anshe Shalom Bnai Israel Congregation in Chicago, Illinois.  Rabba Eryn is currently attending the Chaplaincy Residency program at New York Presbyterian Hospital.