Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center
Kallah Teacher Certification Course

Course Details

  • Course for seasoned and aspiring Kallah Teachers alike taught by team of NISHMAT’S Yoatzot Halacha, rabbis, doctors, psychotherapists, financial planner and other professionals.
  • Take course at your own pace by listening to the recordings of Yoetzet Halacha Shoshana Samuels.
  • 18 two-hour pre-recorded webinars sessions built into an exclusive, secure online classroom.
  • Upon satisfactory completion of all course requirements, including written formative assessments and a final project, you will be certified as a Nishmat Kallah Teacher.
  • Purchase of the course entitles you to personalized mentoring from a Yoetzet Halacha Kallah Teacher who will respond to your course work, be available to you as you build your Kallah teaching curriculum, and support you as you launch your teaching.
  • $35 application fee waived for Summer & Fall of 2021.
    Non-refundable tuition fee paid upon acceptance and commitment to the course: $1000. Limited number of need-based scholarships available upon request.
  • Application deadline for Summer 2021: June 10th

Faculty

This 18-session course is taught primarily by Yoetzet Halacha Shoshana Samuels and includes many guest lecturers.

Goals & Objectives, Applicant Criteria & Requirements & Testimonials

  • Transmit Halachic and hashkafic information, including carefully selected excerpts from classic Torah sources which guide kallah teaching.
  • Incorporate medical and psychological information and best practices critical to a kallah’s first few years of marriage
  • Impart integral teaching strategies and invaluable women’s health and wellness resources.
  • Guide teachers in teaching different types of kallot from different communities and backgrounds.
  • Provide tips for naturally conversing about the kallah chattan relationship and שלום בית through specific touch-points in each of the classes.
  • Advise kallah teachers about common challenges that may arise in keeping טהרת המשפחה.
  • Create a dynamic relationship between Rabbis, Yoatzot Halacha, Rebbetzins, Kallah Teachers who can together provide critical support to couples in their marriages.
  • Applicants will be chosen for their innate interpersonal people skills, paired with a deep sense of יראת שמים and rigorous commitment to halacha.
  • Participation requires competence in basic halachic texts such as Tanach, Rambam, Shulchan Aruch and modern halachic compendia in English and (easy to average difficulty) Hebrew.
  • Recordings are password protected and can only be viewed by participants in the class.
  • Course meets asynchronously, on your own time. You will:
    • Learn from veteran Yoetzet Halacha and experienced Kallah Teacher YH Shoshana Samuels via video recordings of taught using Nishmat’s secure Kallah Teacher web platform unique to this course. 
    • Submit formative post-class assessments built to encourage review of each session’s content and to incorporate that session’s content into your personalized kallah classes.
    • Be paired with an experienced Kallah Teacher mentor who will support each of her students in digesting the subject matter and will provide specific feedback for submitted work.
    • Upon completion of the course and all formative assignments, submit a new and/or improved Kallah classes curriculum compiling all of the materials you will use going forward as a Kallah Teacher. This includes, at minimum: a course outline, relevant handouts, sources, links and resources.
    • Wrap up the course with an exit interview with course instructor YH Shoshana Samuels upon completion of all of the other course requirements.
    • Receive a certificate from Nishmat attesting to your certification as a Nishmat Kallah Teacher.
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    • Please note: Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center is the final arbiter of certification and has the right to terminate a student’s participation at any point, in the event that the educational faculty determines she is not meeting the program’s requirements.

I truly feel so blessed to have taken your course as the start to my Kallah teaching journey, and can’t thank you enough for being such an amazing teacher! I am enjoying this holy work more than I ever could have imagined and just wanted to share my appreciation now that I’ve put your teaching into action!

                                                                                                            -Rikki Ash, Cedarhurst, NY
                                                                                                             Nishmat Certified Kallah Teacher 2020
 
 
On so many levels, I have gained a lot from this course. I consider it a tremendous bracha to have had the opportunity to learn with and from you. Your warmth and “realness” (for lack of a better word) is so appreciated, as well as your depth of knowledge. I missed our class on Sunday morning this week, the Sunday morning learning was a great way to start my week. 
 
                                                                                                          – Rebbetzin Gila Miodownik, Highland Park, NJ
                                                                                                            Nishmat Certified Kallah Teacher 2019
 
My general feedback is that I Llooovvve this course. I will say the workload is a lot, especially if you want to take it seriously and really learn the material and all. But I think it’s worth it .
 
                                                                                                           -Rebbetzin Leora Cantor, Baltimore, MD
                                                                                                            Nishmat Certified Kallah Teacher 2019

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