Dr. Chani Maybruch
Dr. Chani Maybruch, EdD, MA, is a relationship educator and coach. She has been teaching and mentoring individuals, couples, and communities to enhance their relationships for over the past eighteen years. Her celebrated cognitive-behavioral approach is distinctive because it combines her unique training in education and social psychology, and integrates the timeless insight of the Torah.
She is well known for her relationship education workshops, which have helped many improve their dating experience and achieve results. She has also taught kallos/ brides for many years and delivered refresher courses on Taharas Hamishpacha/Jewish Family Law in several communities. Her warmth, charisma, and genuineness come through to her clients and to her audiences in her enlightening presentations.
Dr. Maybruch graduated from Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University with a B.A. in Biology. She holds a M.A. in Bible from Yeshiva University, a M.A. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, and a Doctorate in Education from Yeshiva University.
Her seminal doctorate focused on relationship education and its efficacy in enhancing marriages in the Jewish community. Dr. Maybruch independently created the J-RES, the first empirical scale to measure relationship education in the Jewish community. The results of her studies are being used to assist professionals to better educate and guide people towards successful relationships.
Rabbi Shmuel Maybruch
Rabbi Shmuel Maybruch, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who coaches individuals and couples on how to succeed at all aspects of their relationships. He also serves as a magid shiur/ instructor in the Stone Beit Midrash Program of Yeshiva University.
He is the former Clinical Pastoral Counselor/ Sgan Mashgiach Ruchani of both the undergraduate division of Yeshiva University and RIETS' post-graduate ordination program, as well as founding Rabbi of the Shenk Shul of Washington Heights, New York. He is known for combining advanced Talmudic scholarship with his interpersonal connection and warmth for his clients, students, and congregants. In addition to coaching, educating, and mentoring individuals, couples, and communities about enhancing their relationships, Rabbi Maybruch specializes in coaching about anxiety (dealing with stress and/ or social discomfort) and youth at-risk.
Rabbi Maybruch is a recognized authority on Taharas Hamishpacha/ Jewish Family Law and has provided intensive courses to rabbinical students as well as preparatory courses to chassanim (grooms) before their weddings. Rabbi Maybruch also designed and coordinated a highly acclaimed, extensive chassan teacher certification program for rabbis worldwide entitled Teaching for Healthy Relationships Throughout Marriage, a project of The Center for the Jewish Future of Yeshiva University, He frequently fields halachic questions from Rabbis and laymen alike in matters of Taharas Hamishpacha/ Jewish Family Law, intimacy, and the interface between intimacy and Jewish Law.
Rabbi Maybruch studied in Yeshiva Shaar Hatorah and then at Yeshiva University, where he graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. He subsequently studied for ordination at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He continued post-ordination intensive Talmudic and Halachic study in the Wexner Kollel Elyon there, where he concurrently pursued his education in psychotherapy and counseling. He has been on the faculty of Yeshiva University since 2002 and holds a Masters from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work.
Rabbi Maybruch is a popular lecturer in both halacha/Jewish law, mental health, and the nexus of the two. Some of his lectures can be found here.