Barkai understands the important role the rabbanit holds in her community. Women and girls need female role models from whom they can learn, and to whom they can turn. Our rabbaniot need to be able to address not only familial concerns, but also Jewish life and ritual questions. Our rabbaniot program provides rabbaniot with skills such as active listening, counseling, coaching, communal work and mediation In addition, just as with our rabbis, we maintain a support network they can access when in need of advice or to share a positive experience. Our rabbaniot come together 8 times a year. They learn how to function as individual communal figures and how to work as a team with their husbands to provide for the community's needs.