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Rebbetzin Lisa Septimus is the Yoetzet Halacha of the Five Towns and Yoetzet Halacha of Great Neck Synagogue. A graduate of Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program for Advanced Talmudic Studies, she subsequently served as the program’s shoelet u’meishiva.  She teaches Talmud, Chumash, and Ethics at North Shore Hebrew Academy High School in Great Neck, NY, where she also coordinates informal education programs and serves as Dean of the Class of 2016.  In her active role as rebbetzin at the Young Israel of North Woodmere (NY) she is integrally involved with adult education. She has taught at The Jewish Center in Manhattan, Riverdale Jewish Center, Drisha, and Yeshiva University’s Summer Learning Program.  She and her husband, Rabbi Yehuda Septimus, are the parents of four young children.

What is a Yoetzet Halacha?

Yoatzot  Halacha are women trained by Nishmat, The Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women, located in Jerusalem with an American branch at Mayanot High School in Teaneck, NJ.

They devote two years (over 1000 hours) to intensive study with rabbinic authorities in taharat ha-mishpachah, Jewish family ritual law. They also receive training from experts in modern medicine and psychology, including gynecology, infertility, women’s health, family dynamics and sexuality.

Most candidates have spent 2-3 years post-college studying Talmud and halachic texts in addition to a strong yeshiva background and years studying in Israel and college.   All of the women display religious and personal integrity so that they can serve as proper role models to others.  For years, Yoatzot Halakhah have served in strongly committed halakhic communities throughout Israel as well as – thanks to Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center – in America.  The American communities include Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Teaneck, Riverdale, Manhattan, and now the Five Towns.

Yoetzet Lisa Septimus is available as a resource for women in the greater Five Towns.  She is available to answer questions that arise, and consults closely with poskim and with the shul rabbis of those asking the questions.  She also  gives many shiurim  on a variety of topics.

Contact Our Yoetzet Halacha do discuss the halachic implications of:

- Mikveh Immersion - Fertility
- Pregnancy and Childbirth - Menopause
- Postpartum and Breastfeeding - Family Planning
- Gynecological Procedures - Cancer Treatment and Mikveh-Related Issues
- Marital Intimacy  

Rebbetzin Lisa Septimus
Yoetzet Halacha
(516) 900-2109

Fri, July 12 2024 6 Tammuz 5784