About our Marta d’Atra


Our kehilah is lead by Rosh Kehilah Dina Najman.  Prior to this pulpit, RK Najman was the Marta d’Atra (spiritual and halakhic leader) of the Orthodox minyan, Kehilat Orach Eliezer in Manhattan for 8 years.  She is the head of the Gemara department at SAR Academy and has been educating students there for 10 years.


RK Najman studied at Michlalah and Yeshiva University. She was a Drisha fellow and learned in Nishmat's Machon Gavoha. RK Najman received her Rabbinic Ordination from Rabbi Professor Daniel Sperber and earned her certification in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from the NYU/Einstein Bioethics and Medical Humanities Certificate Program. She is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.


RK Najman has extensive experience teaching and speaking in the Jewish community on topics ranging from bioethics to environmental law. She is has served on the board of the Halakhic Organ Donor Society (HODS) for more than 10 years and is Education Committee chair for the Agunah Task Force.