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Sinai Scholars Program featuring Atara Eis, Yoetzet Halacha

Young Israel of St. Louis presents

Sinai Scholars Program

Featuring Atara Eis, Yoetzet Halacha

February 15-16, 2019

Young Israel of St. Louis
5101 Delmar Blvd, 63130


Atara Eis is Director of Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center, which educates Yoatzot Halacha in the U.S., offers continuing professional development for Yoatzot, and provides extensive support to communities employing them. She lives with her family in Efrat, Israel. Atara holds a B.A. in Judaic Studies from Yeshiva University’s Stern College, an Associate Degree in Music, as well as an M.S. from Azrieli Graduate School for Jewish Education. After completing the YU Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies for Women, Atara studied at Nishmat’s Keren Ariel Halachic Institute in Jerusalem to become a Yoetzet Halacha.


Friday, February 15
5:23 pm  Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat
6:40 pm  Catered dinner; $20 per adult, $14 per child 3-12 years old; family max $70
RSVP by February 11 to or 314-727-1880
8 pm  Presentation of “Torat Eretz Yisrael vs. Torat America: Synthesis and Differentiation”

Saturday February 16
9 am  Shacharit
11:15 am  Presentation after services (Kiddush to follow) of “The Mishkan as our Marriage Mentor”
4:10 pm  Pre-Mincha presentation of “Responding to a Rapidly Changing Reality: Rabbinic Decisions on Assisted Reproductive Technology over the Centuries”
5:10 pm  Mincha
8 pm  Melaveh Malkah at YISTL for women only; presentation of “From the Case Files of a Yoetzet Halacha”

This weekend is sponsored by the Young Israel of St. Louis Women’s Division. For additional information, reach out to 314-727-1880 or, or visit

Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series is generously funded by the Lubin-Green Foundation, a Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

The Sh’ma: Listen! Speakers Series promotes engagement with a wide spectrum of ideas as a means to deepen our community’s education and commitment to Jewish life. The views expressed by speakers are their own and not necessarily those of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis or the Center for Jewish Learning.

Sh’ma: Listen! Advisory Committee Chair
Rabbi Jeffrey Stiffman

Rabbi Tracy Nathan, Senior Educator, Center for Jewish Learning
Cyndee Levy, Director, Center for Jewish Learning

Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Gerald P. Greiman, Board Chair
Andrew Rehfeld, President & CEO