Rebbetzin Dr. Adina Shmidman is the director of the newly formed Department of Women’s Initiatives at the Orthodox Union. She and her husband Rabbi Avraham Shmidman are Rabbi and Rebbetzin at the Lower Merion Synagogue in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Prior to her position at the OU, she taught Advanced Placement Psychology as well as Judaic classes in addition to directing the staff professional development program at Kosloff Torah Academy Girls High School in Bala Cynwyd, PA. She previously taught at Hebrew Academy of Nassau County, Hebrew Academy of Long Beach and the Manhattan High School for Girls. While living in Birmingham, Alabama, she was the director of the Knesseth Israel Synagogue Sunday School.
Rebbetzin Dr. Shmidman earned a Teacher’s Certificate from Beth Jacob Seminary (BJJ) in Jerusalem. She graduated from Queens College in New York with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology and later received a Master’s of Science in School Psychology from the same institution. She also has a Master of Arts in Jewish Education as well as a Certificate in Educational Technology from Azrieli Graduate Institute of Yeshiva University. She received a doctorate in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Learning and Instruction in the area of Literacy from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She and her husband are the proud parents of four sons.
Rebbetzin Shmidman’s shiur is sponsored by Harry and Etta Brandman
We express our sincere gratitude to the following shiur sponsors.
Sponsored by Robyn and Shukie Grossman in memory of:
Bessie & Irving Mauskopf z”l
Bob & Lee Horowitz z”l
Sponsored by Daniel Harari, for The Center For Sephardic Heritage, in Honor of David Shasha, HaSepharadi
Robyn and Shukie Grossman in memory of Rabbi Rafael Grossman, z’tl
Moshe and Devora Smith in memory of Rabbi Dr. Bergmann’s mother, Syma Bergmann, סימה ביילא בת אריה לייב
Menachem and Rena Schnaidman in dedication of HaRav Yitzchak Ben Yaakov Schnaidman
Rina & Nahum Felman in memory of Dr. Morris Loffan (Moshe Dov ben Yerucham Fishel)
Sponsored by the Neumark and Rozenberg families in memory of:
Betty and Sidney Adler
In memory of chaver, Bjorn Bamburger, z’l – sponsored by Dassie and Marvin Bienenfeld
Sponsored by Howard and Chaya Balter
In memory of Mr. Emil Tennenbaum, sponsored by Lani and Shimmy Tennenbaum and Family
Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Moshe & Cali Orenbuchin memory of Regina Glanzman, Rivka Bat Yaakov
Sponsored by Yechiel and Nomi Rotblat and Family in memory of Rabbi Dr. Steven M. Dworken z”l
In memory of David Grossman A”H, father and father in law of Becky and Avi Katz. His enthusiasm for this OU program continues to inspire his family.
In Memory of our Beloved Parents and Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Max and Yetty Monderer z’l, who were privileged to enjoy the warm friendship (YBLChT’V) of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Schachter. Emanuel and Helen Adler and Family
Henry and Mindy Orlinsky
By Yitzchok and Barbie Lehmann Siegal – in loving memory of Dr. Manfred and Anne Lehmann and Jamie Lehmann
By Yitzchok and Barbie Lehmann Siegal – in loving memory of Jacob and Rose Siegel of Baltimore, MD
Sponsored by Aaron and Toby Kinderlehrer in memory of their parents of blessed memory, Yosef Shimon ben Chaim Yisroel, Chaya Rochel bas Ahron, Refoel Mordecai ben Elimelech and Breindel Leah bas Ahron
Henry and Golda Reena Rothman in memory of our parents, Maurice and Golde Rothman and Meyer and Lillian Shatz
By Yitzchok and Barbie Lehmann Siegel and Family
The Krupka family and the Touro College and University System
Harry and Etta Brandman
Michael and Susanne Wimpfheimer
Yehuda and Anne Neuberger
Stan and Marla Frohlinger, for a refuah shelaima for Shmuel Zalman ben Shoshana and for Yitzhak Noach ben Rivka Leah
Ezra and Racheli Friedberg, in honor of our fathers: Mr. Dov Friedberg and Mr. Nechemia Salomon.
In Memory of Our Beloved Father and Grandfather, Rabbi Jacob Adler, Harav Yaakov Mordechai ben R’ Gershon z”l, And Our Beloved Uncle, Rabbi Adler’s Father, Mr. David Adler, R’ Dovid ben R’ Gershon, z”l, Each of Whose Raison D’Etre Was to Pass Along the Mesorah to Future Generations,
Emanuel and Helen Adler and Family.
In Memory of Cantor Jack Korbman z’l, The Korbman Family