WIJS (Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies)


Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies 

Rachel Rosenfeld

Biology 613: A Midrashic Understanding of the Human Body

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


Rachel Rosenthal is a PhD candidate in Rabbinic Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she serves as an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Talmud. A graduate of the Drisha Scholars Circle, she teaches at the Drisha Institute and in Nishma: A Summer of Torah Study at JTS. She has been a Graduate Fellow in the Center for Jewish Law at Cardozo Law School, and a Wabash Teaching Fellow at JTS. Rachel has served as an American Jewish World Service Kol Tzedek Fellow and taught at the 92nd Street Y, Limmud, the JCC in Manhattan, and in communities throughout the United States. Rachel holds a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS) is a program with the mission of introducing outstanding women Jewish studies scholars to the Westchester community. Now in its fourth year, this well attended program features speakers from both the United States and Israel through a series of lectures held throughout the year at Young Israel of New Rochelle, 1149 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY. 

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

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Please click here for the WIJS Schedule 2017 – 2018.

For further information or to be added to the WIJS mailing list, please email wijs@yinr.org or call 914-636-2215