On Tuesday, Mikvah.org held a day of continuing education for their certified taharas hamishpacha instructors.
Two years ago, Mikvah.org instituted a comprehensive Kallah Teachers Training Course to ensure that every kallah would be able to learn from the best. Under the direct leadership and guidance of Harav Sholom Ber Chaikin of Cleveland, OH, over 35 women trained intensively for a full year.
The extensive course covered the essentials of halacha and hashkafa of married life as well as sessions and workshops presented by rabbanim, therapists and physicians. Each shared their expertise on a wide range of issues, instructing the teachers on how to guide and direct kallahs as they begin this new chapter of their lives.
During the second year of training, the new instructors were mentored by experienced kallah teachers, growing more proficient in the sensitive skills necessary to provide each kallah with the tools needed to build her home on the foundation of kedusha and tahara.
In an effort to maintain a gold standard in educating kallahs and serving as first responders for years after the wedding, Mikvah.org sporadically hosts required training events for its certified instructors.
The recent day of learning began with a Q & A session with HaRav Chaikin and HaRav Yosef Shusterman of Beverly Hills, CA. The Rabbanim addressed questions submitted by the teachers that have arisen during their past year of teaching. The answers provided greater clarity for the teachers, empowering them to be even clearer on the valuable halachos they impart to every kallah.
The panel was followed by a session with HaRav Chaikin on Reishis Chochmah, which contains beautiful concepts that the Rebbe encouraged every chosson to study before marriage.
Following lunch, an enlightening talk was given by Rabbi Dovid Bartfeld of Tahareinu.com on the medical effects, treatments and advantages that can help women deal with situations that arise during the menopause years. Many of these situations have halachic ramifications which are pertinent to women around the world.
Every mother of a kallah, and every kallah herself, has an obligation to seek the correct training in building a proper Jewish home on the foundations of Torah and Mitzvos.
The style of a kallah’s gown, the color of the flowers, and the table settings at the wedding reception certainly enhance and lend elegance to the occasion. Of far greater importance, however, are the values pertaining to the kedusha and tahara of a Jewish marriage.
Her knowledge of the details and intricacies of these halachos and hashkafos are what will truly influence the building of a Binayan Adai Ad, a true Bayis Ne’eman B’Yisroel.
Put kallah Classes at the TOP of your list of preparations for the wedding! We encourage you to visit mikvah.org/instructors today and select from a variety of teachers around the world. These teachers are committed to both teaching kallahs before the wedding, and being available after to help her with issues that arise in a discreet manner.