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YU President Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman to Speak at Ma’ayanot’s Day of Big Ideas

On Sunday, December 30, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls invites the community to their 10th Annual Day of Big Ideas featuring a keynote lecture by Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, president of Yeshiva University, who will be speaking in the topic, “Who is My ‘Brother’: A Halachic Look at a Medieval Christian Dilemma.”

Dr. Berman’s lecture will be followed by additional sessions on a wide range of topics taught by Ma’ayanot’s distinguished faculty, including Mrs. Bailey Braun, dean of students, who will speak on the topic, “The Sailor Cannot See the North: The Letters of Emily Dickinson as an Invitation to Spiritual Exploration”; Mrs. Dena Block, Talmud teacher and director of admissions, who will lecture on the topic, “Taking Matters Into Your Own Hands: Lessons From the Gemara and Martin Luther King, Jr.”; Mrs. Ariella Rosenbaum, computer science teacher, who will speak about “Einstein’s Relativity: Simplified… Relatively”; and Mrs. Esther Slomnicki, a biology teacher, who will speak about “Age Reversal, Cancer Cures and Winged Wolves: Exploring the Possibilities of Gene Editing.”

Men and women in the community are welcome. The program will take place at Ma’ayanot, 1650 Palisade Avenue in Teaneck. For a complete schedule, please visit maayanot.org. This program has been sponsored by the Brodsky family in loving memory of Bernie and Bernice Kramer, grandparents of Molly Brodsky, Ma’ayanot Class of 2013.

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