WIJS (Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies)


Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies 

Ms. Raizi Checkik

Floating Letters: The Widow Romm and The Printing Press of Vilna

Head of School, Manhattan Day School, NYC

Tuesday, May 15


Head of School at Manahattan Day School, Ms. Chechik studied tanach and counseling at the Michlala Jerusalem Teachers College, holds an MA in  Medieval Jewish History, and has done doctoral work  in Jewish History and Jewish Education. As a veteran educator, Ms. Chechik has developed curricular materials for the Sephardic Studies Institute at the City University of New York, serves as a mentor for the Principal’s Partnership at Yeshiva University, and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the national Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.

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