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Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies to Bring Dr. Nechumi Malovicki-Yaffe to YINR

Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS) at Young Israel of New Rochelle is proud to present Dr. Nechumi Malovicki-Yaffe on Sunday, September 18 at 10 a.m. on Zoom. She will be the first speaker of the 2022-2023 season in the monthly scholarly programming offered by WIJS at YINR.

Malovicki-Yaffe will speak on the topic “Spousal Selection as a Force of Evolution: Marriage Preference in the Haredi Community.”

She is a faculty member in the Department of Public Policy at Tel Aviv University. She completed her postdoctoral research at Princeton University affiliated with the Daniel Kahneman Center of Behavioral Science and Public Policy, and the University Center for Human Values. Malovicki-Yaffe’s research examines, from a social psychology perspective, how identity, social norms and authority play a role in creating and preserving poverty. Her work focuses on the ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) community in Israel and the USA.

Before entering the doctoral program, she was an adviser for the Haredi educational system and wrote the new curriculum and textbook in history, now used by all Haredi high schools in Israel. Malovicki-Yaffe earned a Ph.D. in political science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, under the supervision of Avner de-Shalit, Eran Halperin and Tamar Saguy. In her vision, research and practice are intertwined and her academic work is driven towards improving, reaching out and helping the community.

All WIJS programming is open to women and men. Please visit www.yinr.org/wijs to view the complete WIJS 2022-23 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]. Individuals on the WIJS mailing list will automatically receive the Zoom information.

By Tamar Croog

 

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