AMIT will hold its annual Long Island Yom Iyun, a day of learning for women and by women, on Wednesday, July 18, at Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst, starting at 9:30 am.
The event will feature keynote speaker Yael Axelrod, who has more than a dozen years of experience as a Jewish educator and administrator. She has been involved in middle school education, as both a Judaic Studies teacher and administrator, at HALB, Moriah School of Englewood, and Westchester Day School.
Axelrod will discuss the time period known as Bein Hametzarim, as well as our current state of exile, and explore the root causes of the destruction of the Temple. She will explain how something as simple as tears can be an effective tool for redemption.
“Our Yom Iyun has motivated hundreds of women to come together to learn, as a chabura, many valued and insightful lessons from our Torah and beyond,” said Mimi Mehlman, who has chaired the event for the past 19 years.
Axelrod’s experience as a Jewish educator aligns with AMIT’s mission to provide cutting-edge, Jewish values-based education to more than 34,000 Israeli children throughout Israel, many of whom live in the periphery.