WIJS (Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies)

Recent Lecture Recordings
Yael Leibowitz, “Satan’s Evolving Role in the Bible and Jewish Thought” 11/15/2020
Dr. Erica Brown, “Noah’s Vineyard and the Parent/Child Relationship” 10/18/2020

WIJS Schedule 2020-2021 
Sunday, October 18 @8:00pm Dr. Erica Brown
Director of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership; Associate Professor of Curriculum and Pedagogy, George Washington University
“Noah’s Vineyard and the Parent/Child Relationship”
Sunday, November 15 @11:30amYael Leibowitz
Teacher at Matan Women’s Institute for Torah Learning: Israeli Lecturer on Topics in Jewish Biblical Thought
“Satan’s Evolving Role in the Bible and Jewish Thought” 
Sunday, December 20 @8:00pm – Dr. Ellie R. Schainker
Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies, Emory University
“Epidemics, Agunot and Mass Media: Debates on Reforming Judaism in Tsarist Russia”
Sunday, January 24, 2021 @11:30am – Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson
Professor of Talmud and Jewish Law, The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya
“Autonomy and the Value of Life”
Sunday, February 21 @11:30am – Dr. Rachel Korazim 
Israeli Educational Consultant for curriculum development for Israel and worldwide; Founder and Director of special programming for IDF soldiers from disadvantaged backgrounds
Sunday, April 18 @11:30am – Rachel Furst
Post-doctoral fellow at the Freie Universitaet Berlin; Teacher of Jewish History, Jewish Law and Rabbinic Literature in Israel and abroad
Tuesday, May 11 @8:30pm – Sara Wolkenfeld
Chief Learning Officer at Sefaria; Fellow at the David Hartman Center at the Hartman Institute of North America
Tuesday June 8 @8:30pm – Dr. Miryam Wahrman
Professor of Biology at William Paterson University (New Jersey)

All lectures are free of charge and open to both women and men. 

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