Core Semikha, Class of 2023
Nomi Kaltmann is from Melbourne, Australia. She has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Politics and Jewish Civilizations from Monash University. In 2019, Nomi became the first Australian woman to enrol in the Yeshivat Maharat four-year Semikha program. She also holds a Masters degree in Legal Practice from the Australian National University.
Previously Nomi has worked for the Shadow Attorney General of Australia and for the Victorian Legislative Assembly. Nomi also coordinated and accompanied a Parliamentary delegation to Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
Nomi is one of the founding members of the Women’s Orthodox Tefillah Group in Victoria. She is also the founder and inaugural president of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) in Australia. Her work promoting gender equality for Australian women has been covered in major Australian newspapers including The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, ABC Australia and The Australian Jewish News.
Nomi loves to write and is the Australian correspondent at Tablet Magazine. In addition to her regular pieces in Tablet Mag, Nomi’s bylines have been published in The Forward, Religion and Politics, Neos Kosmos, Plus61J and Religion Unplugged. Nomi has completed several fellowships, including at Hillel International’s Office of Innovation (OOI), Launchpad Australia, Va’Tichtov, Women Leading Locally, and the Orthodox Leadership Program for Women (OLP).
publications and media
The Changing Face of the Rabbinate
June 8, 2021
An Uptick in Women’s Talmud Study – Courtesy of Zoom, Podcasts and Online Tools
April 12, 2021