WIJS (Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies)


Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies 

Dr. Jill Katz

“Who is a Jew: A 3,000 Year-Old Answer”

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Dr. Jill Katz is a Clinical Professor of Archeology at Yeshiva University. She teaches both archaeology and anthropology, with a specialty in biblical archaeology. Dr. Katz has excavated at several sites in Israel, including Ashkelon, Tel Haror/Gerar, and most recently Tell es-Safi/Gath where she currently serves as Field Director for Area P. 

We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Laurie Bilger and Eli Epstein for sponsoring this event in loving memory of Mrs. Sarah Liebman z”l, who loved and calued education and Torah scholarship.

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