Mrs. Andrea Schulman
Program Director


Mrs. Ettie Rosenbaum
Founding Director


Board of Directors

Mrs. Hannah Storch, a"h
Honorary President


Mrs. Linda S. Elman


Mrs. Leah Berry

Mrs. Eve Messing
Mrs. Pearl Zoimen
Vice Presidents


Mrs. Idy Moskovitz


Mrs. Esther Boehm
Dr. Marlene Daniel
Dr. Rena K. Langermann
Mrs. Elaine Mael

Mrs. Julie Meister
Mrs. Bracha Poliakoff
Mrs. Stephanie Rabinowitz
Mrs. Suri Reiner
Mrs. Marlene Resnick
Mrs. Rochel  Rochkind
Mrs. Sara Rotenberg
Mrs. Mindy Spetner

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

Mrs. Atara Ziffer
Mrs. Sharon Zuckerbrod

About WIT

The Rebbetzin Frieda K. Hirmes Women’s Institute of Torah (WIT) was founded by Rabbi Shlomo Porter and Mrs. 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 all ages, diverse backgrounds and in all stages of life. WIT offers classes on Tanach, Parsha, Tefilla and Halachos. The 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.


WIT is currently under the leadership of our Program Director, Andrea Schulman who has daily contact with our President, Linda S. Elman. Our Board of Directors and lay leaders are quite active in the day to day operations of the organization.


With this in mind, WIT provides continuing education courses and programs to the women of the Baltimore Jewish community. Since its inception, women have been drawn to the stimulating and inspirational high-quality classes and programs that WIT offers. Classes are presented at various learning levels. There is a broad range of Jewish learning, including but not limited to text base courses, philosophical courses and a course presented in Hebrew. WIT has become a national model for other communities committed to providing quality women’s Jewish education.