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.

Rabba Carmella serves as a community educator in Westchester, New York
and the larger Jewish community.

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


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

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Rabbanit Bracha Jaffe serves as Community Educator and Director of Mercaz Center for Adult Education in Beth Tfiloh synagogue in Baltimore, MD. She is a dynamic and thoughtful educator who is adding her experience to the richness and depth of the Mercaz programs. Rabbanit Bracha has spearheaded a variety of new educational opportunities for Beth Tfiloh men and women, on Shabbat and during the week.

Her love of tefilla and ritual led her to be an experienced gaba’it and organizer of women’s tefilla groups. She has taught many women and girls to leyn and is the voice of the JOFA Megillat Esther App. Rabbanit Bracha delights in learning with people of all ages, whether leading discussion groups with Bat Mitzvah girls and their moms, engaging with empty nesters, facilitating ‘Wise Aging’ programs, leading bereavement groups or simply teaching Torah and inspiring others to learn.

Rabbanit Bracha interned at United Orthodox Synagogue in Houston, Texas and at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in New York.  She participated in chaplaincy programs at New York Presbyterian Hospital and at a maximum security women's prison.

Rabbanit Bracha is a 2017 graduate of Yeshivat Maharat, following a long career in hi-tech in Israel. She feels blessed to be following this path which nourishes and fills her soul.

Rabbi Eryn London

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Rabbi Eryn London, is a chaplain resident at New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center. She received smicha from Yeshviat Maharat in June 2017. She earned her B.A from Goucher College, where she majored in theatre which she combined with a double minor in psychology and Judaic studies.  Eryn subsequently earned an M.A. at Goldsmiths, University of London. She specialized in applied drama: theatre in educational, community, and social contexts.  Eryn made aliyah in February of 2010 and studied at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and for for three years at the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halachic Leadership at Midreshet Lindenbaum.  She is one of the co-founders of “Gam Yachad”, a multi-denominational Beit Midrash for Israeli rabbinical students. Eryn served as the scholar in residence at the ACT Jewish Community in Canberra, Australia in 2016. She was also the rabbinic intern at Adath Shalom B'nai Israel in Chicago, Illinois, and at the Mt. Freedom Jewish Center in Randolph, New Jersey. In addition, Eryn has lectured in various communities in Israel, Canada, Colombia, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.