Nomi Kaltmann

Core Semikha, Class of 2023

Kaltmann

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

Title
Type
Category
Topic
Year
Torah as Poetry
Dvar Torah
Devarim
Haazinu
2022/5783
A Wintry Tisha B’Av
In the News
August 4, 2022
The Beauty is in the Details
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Tetzaveh
2022/5782
The Choice to Choose Wisely
Dvar Torah
Devarim
Re'eh
2021/5781
The Changing Faces of American Rabbis
July 20, 2021
The Changing Face of the Rabbinate
In the News
June 8, 2021
Beyond Immediate Reality
Dvar Torah
Bamidbar
Shelach
2021/5781
An Uptick in Women’s Talmud Study – Courtesy of Zoom, Podcasts and Online Tools
Article
April 12, 2021
A Fundraising Dream
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Terumah
2021/5781
We Take Nothing with Us When We Die
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Bereishit
2019/5780
Our Heavenly Body
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Va'era
2020/5780
Dress to Impress
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Tetzaveh
2020/5780
Letting the Light In
Dvar Torah
Vayikra
Tazria; Metzora
2020/5780
Counting the Diamonds
Dvar Torah
Bamidbar
Bamidbar
2020/5780
A Guide to Nation Building
Dvar Torah
Bamidbar
Mattot; Mase'i
2020/5780
Jewish History: The Ultimate Guidebook
Dvar Torah
Devarim
Ekev
2020/5780
Rosh Hashana: Time of Change
Dvar Torah
Holiday
Rosh Hashana
2019/5780
Haggadah: Narrative Therapy
Dvar Torah
Holiday
Pesach
2020/5780
Resilient We Remain
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Miketz
2020/5781
Women’s Talmud Study Picks Up During the Pandemic
In the News
January 4, 2021
Orthodox Women’s Groups Adapt to Pandemic Restrictions—and Thrive
In the News
November 18, 2020

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