AMIT is holding its annual Yom Iyun, a day of learning for women and by women on Wednesday, July 14, at 9:30 a.m.
The event will feature keynote speaker Professor Shoshana Schechter, who will be giving a talk on “Mourning the Past to Rebuild the Future.” Schechter is Associate Dean of Torah and Spiritual Life at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women and the founding director of the Mechina Program at the college. Shoshana is a graduate of Stern College and holds master’s degrees from YU’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies and from the Columbia University School of Journalism. She is a frequent lecturer on topics in Tanach and has been involved in Jewish outreach programs in four continents.
“The AMIT annual Yom Iyun is truly a ‘happening,’” said Mimi Mehlman, the event chairwoman for the past 20 years. “We began as an educational group with many prominent keynote speakers in Lido Beach and have grown exponentially over the years. Our Yom Iyun has motivated hundreds of women to come together to learn, as a chaburah, many valued and insightful lessons from our Torah and beyond.”
As a passionate Jewish educator, Shoshana Schechter’s experience and insight fit well with the mission of AMIT to provide cutting-edge education to Israeli children throughout Israel, many of whom live in the periphery and come from disadvantaged homes.
The Yom Iyun will take place at The Sephardic Temple, 775 Branch Boulevard, Cedarhurst, New York, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Founded in 1925, AMIT is the premier education network in Israel, serving 35,000 students each year in its 110 schools in 33 cities throughout Israel. AMIT enables students to realize their fullest potential and strengthens Israeli society by educating and nurturing children from diverse backgrounds within a framework of academic excellence, religious values, and Zionist ideals. For more information, please visit www.amitchildren.org.