Yoatzot.org – Women’s Health and Halacha

Women’s Health and Halacha was created by Nishmat’s Yoatzot Halacha under the supervision of Nishmat’s rabbinic staff. The site is designed to provide straightforward, user-friendly, halachic and medical information to couples observing taharat hamishpacha, the Jewish laws of mikvah and niddah. Women’s Health and Halacha includes:

Over 150 articles on taharat hamispacha and women’s health.

Thousands of real questions and answers, posted anonymously.

Ask the Yoetzet: submit questions online to a yoetzet halacha.


Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer. Our mission is to offer a community of support to women, of all Jewish backgrounds, diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources.


Hasidah is the voice of hope and compassion that raises awareness of infertility, connects people to support resources, and reduces financial barriers to treatment in the Jewish community.


Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA)

JCADA’s mission is to support victims of domestic abuse to become empowered and obtain safe environments; educate community professionals and others about domestic abuse and appropriate responses to it; and prevent future generations from suffering domestic abuse by raising awareness.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic or dating abuse, please contact JCADA for support. Confidential client line: 301-315-8041.

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Confidential Client Lines:

MD: 301-315-8041

DC: 202-904-2040

VA: 703-349-2540

Email: jcada@jcada.org

Mayyim Hayyim

Mayyim Hayyim is a 21st century creation, a mikveh rooted in ancient tradition, reinvented to serve the Jewish community of today.

Mayyim Hayyim is a resource for learning, spiritual discovery, and creativity where women and men of all ages can celebrate milestones like weddings and b’nei mitzvah; where conversion to Judaism is accorded the honor and dignity it deserves; where survivors of trauma, illness or loss find solace; and where women can explore the ritual of monthly immersion on their own terms.

Mayyim Hayyim is a fountain of creativity that, since its opening in 2004, inspired new liturgies and curricula, publications, music, artwork, and plays.

A busy center of community life, Mayyim Hayyim provides 1400 immersions and over 110 education programs every year, art exhibits in our gallery, national consultation services, and meaningful volunteer opportunities and training. We also offer a collection of original films.

Mayyim Hayyim makes mikveh accessible and meaningful for the full diversity of our people for the first time in Jewish history. A local treasure and an international model since 2004, Jews from around the US and Israel routinely stop at Mayyim Hayyim to tour, learn, and immerse. And whoever calls, or walks through our doors, or sends an email receives a thoughtful response and a warm welcome.

In the words of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, “The old becomes new, and the new becomes holy.” That is Mayyim Hayyim.