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Mrs. Andrea Schulman
Executive Director


Rebbetzin Ettie Rosenbaum
Founding Director


Board of Directors

Mrs. Hannah Storch, a"h
Honorary President

Mrs. Leah Berry

Mrs. Eve Messing
Mrs. Pearl Zoimen

Mrs. Sharon Zuckerbrod
Vice Presidents


Mrs. Linda S. Elman

Immediate Past President


Mrs. Varda Birnbaum

Mrs. Esther Boehm

Mrs. Jody Crane
Dr. Marlene Daniel*

Mrs. Ann Ellen Gavant

Mrs. Meira Horowitz
Dr. Rena K. Langermann

Mrs. Sarah Leipnik
Mrs. Elaine Mael

Mrs. Julie Meister
Mrs. Bracha Poliakoff
Mrs. Suri Reiner
Mrs. Marlene Resnick
Mrs. Rochel  Rochkind
Mrs. Sara Rotenberg

Mrs. Chava Schwartz

Mrs. Lois Volosov
Mrs. Judy Weiss
Mrs. Sora Wolasky

*Past president

About WIT

The Rebbetzin Frieda K. Hirmes Women’s Institute of Torah (WIT) was founded by Rabbi Shlomo Porter and Rebbetzin Ettie Rosenbaum in 1986 in response to a need for continuing Torah education for women of the Baltimore Jewish community. Mrs. Hannah Storch, a"h, chose to honor the memory of her beloved mother, Rebbetzin Frieda K. Hirmes, through supporting WIT. The programs and organization have grown tremendously, and now include women of  diverse backgrounds and in all stages of life.

Since its inception, women have been drawn to the stimulating and
inspirational high-quality classes and programs that WIT offers. WIT courses are designed to elevate a woman’s appreciation for Jewish learning and growth and inspire action in all areas of life guided
by Torah wisdom. Classes are presented at various learning levels,  including but not limited to text base courses and philosophical courses. WIT has become a national model for other communities committed to providing quality women’s Jewish education.

WIT is currently under the leadership of our Program Director, Andrea Schulman  and our President, Leah Berry. Our Board of Directors and lay leaders are quite active in the day to day operations of the organization.

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