The Art of Speaking Advanced Seminar

A unique opportunity for Orthodox women educators and leaders 

An intensive seminar course for intermediate and advanced speakers 


Develop your “Art of Speaking” in both live presentations and virtual forums. Engage in workshops with experts in the field, participate in small group coaching sessions led by professional coaches, develop relationships with a select cohort of accomplished OU Women’s Initiative educators and leaders. 


Topics include: 


Presenters include:

Barbara Gottesman, LL.B, CPCC, Certified Executive & Communications Coach, Keynote Coach TEDx Palo Alto 

Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin, Director of Education, NCSY, Instructor, Yeshiva University, podcast host and author

Rebbetzin Sima Becker, Founding Director of Jewish Blueprints

Mrs. Amy Katz, Leadership Coach & Organizational Consultant

Mrs. Sivan Rahav-Meir, Israeli news reporter, journalist, TV & radio anchor, and international lecturer

Rabbi JJ Schacter, Senior Scholar at the Center for Jewish Future and Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought, Yeshiva University

Rachel Sims, Esq., General Counsel of the Orthodox Union


Seminar Overview:


Cost: $350

This course is heavily subsidized by the OU Women‘s Initiative, through a generous donation by Stacey (Art of Speaking Cohort 2021) and Amir Goldman.

(A limited number of additional subsidies are available.)


For FAQs click here.

Click here to apply.


For further questions, or to inquire about further subsidy before submitting an application, please contact Mrs. Adeena Mayerfeld, Program and Operations Manager, at or 646-459-5131