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Zoom With YINR Women’s Initiative and Dr. Erica Brown

(Courtesy of YINR) Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS) at Young Israel of New Rochelle is proud to present Dr. Erica Brown on Sunday, October 18, at 8 p.m. via Zoom. Brown will be the lead speaker in the monthly scholarly programming offered by WIJS at YINR. She will speak on the subject “Noah’s Vineyard and the Parent/Child Relationship.”

Brown explained, “Biblical scholars have struggled to understand the strange behavior that took place in Noah’s tent.” She will present the ways in which classic and modern scholars read this story and its implications for the forming of a new society and a stronger family.

Brown is the director of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership and an associate professor of curriculum and pedagogy at The George Washington University. She was a Jerusalem Fellow, is a faculty member of the Wexner Foundation, an Avi Chai Fellow and the recipient of the 2009 Covenant Award for her work in education. She is the author of 12 books on leadership, the Hebrew Bible and spirituality; her newest book is “The Book of Esther: Power, Fate and Fragility in Exile” (Koren).

Brown has degrees from Yeshiva University, University of London, Harvard University and Baltimore Hebrew University. She previously served as the scholar-in-residence at both The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston and as the community scholar of the Jewish Center of New York. She currently serves as a community scholar for Congregation Etz Chaim in Livingston, New Jersey.

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 or to be added to the WIJS email list, please call 914-636-2215 or email [email protected]. For Zoom information, please email [email protected].

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