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WIJS to Bring Sara Tillinger Wolkenfeld to YINR

Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS) at Young Israel of New Rochelle is proud to present Sara Tillinger Wolkenfeld on Tuesday, May 11, at 8:30 p.m. on Zoom. Wolkenfeld will be the seventh speaker in the monthly scholarly programming offered by WIJS at YINR.

She will speak on the subject “Privacy in the Age of Social Media: Hezek Re’iyah and Modern Life.” How might we understand the concept of the damage caused by others seeing into our private lives in the age of social media?

Sara Tillinger Wolkenfeld is the chief learning officer at Sefaria, an online database and interface for Jewish texts. She is passionate about expanding Jewish textual knowledge for all. She is also a fellow at the David Hartman Center at the Hartman Institute of North America. Her previous experience includes serving as director of education at the Center for Jewish Life—Hillel at Princeton University as part of the OU’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus.

Wolkenfeld studied Talmud and Jewish law at various institutions of Jewish learning in Israel and America, including Midreshet Lindenbaum, Drisha, Nishmat and Beit Morasha; and speaks on various Jewish topics at synagogues, schools and university communities. She lives in Chicago with her husband and their five children.

All WIJS programming is open to women and men. Please visit www.yinr.org/wijs  to view the complete WIJS 2020-21 schedule. For more information, to be added to the WIJS email list, or for Zoom information, please call 914-636-2215 or email: [email protected].

By Tamar Croog

 

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