About Naava

Anout Naava
Ohr Naava was founded in loving memory of Naava Katlowitz a"h, a paradigm of growth, humility and elegance. Naava was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. She was an artistic, creative, introspective and beautiful woman who rose above her challenges with dignity and grace. Naava took great pride in identifying herself —first and foremost —as a Jewish wife and mother. As we at Ohr Naava strive to meld the different facets of our individual lives, our hope is that the goals and ideals that Naava a"h embodied—continuously shine and inspire us all to keep growing.
To keep flying. But most of all, to keep changing

About Us

Founded in 2004, Ohr Naava Women's Torah Center has grown from a humble weekly study group to a world-renowned, nightly fount of inspiration. Ohr Naava was founded under the vibrant leadership of Rabbi Zechariah Wallerstein zt"l, a dynamic pacesetter in Jewish women's education. Ohr Naava features round-the-clock Torah classes, entertaining activities, exciting social events, and engaging workshops from a stellar staff of educators. The continually buzzing center has filled a gaping need in the Jewish community, providing for the spiritual, emotional—and even physical—needs of thousands of women and girls, regardless of age or background.
About Us
Bridging the gap between void & fulfillment.
What's the atmosphere like at Ohr Naava? Visitors will invariably find the center humming each night with spirited activity and joy—the kind of satisfaction that stems from thought-provoking classes, creative programming, and above all, a deep sense of camaraderie. With this groundbreaking blend of authentic growth and connection, Ohr Naava has become a paradigm of Jewish women's programs, used widely as a model throughout the U.S. and even internationally.

But despite its enormous success with adult women, Ohr Naava continues to broaden its horizons.
To read more about its different divisions