Each year in the spring, Ma’ayan hosts a Yom Iyun (Day of Study). It is a wonderful opportunity to join together with a spirited group of fellow students, to study a particular topic or theme in depth and to be exposed to the diversity of Ma’ayan’s faculty.
Sunday, May 7th
8:45 am - 1:00 pm
Congregation Shaarei Tefillah
35 Morseland Ave., Newton
Register $45 after May 1 and at the door
$20 advance registration for full-time teachers and students
Open to women and men
8:45 am Registration and Light Refreshments
9:15 am Welcome and Opening Speaker
Elisheva Levi: From Tent to Temple: An Architectural Journey Towards Jerusalem
10:45 am Workshops (Choose 1)
Dr. Yael Jaffe: Innovation or Imitation? The Atmosphere of the Newly Built Second
Chaya Durani: A Tour of 1920's Jerusalem Through Shai Agnon's "Tehillah"
This class will be taught in Hebrew
Kaylee Frager: Jerusalem in My Heart and on My Lips: Jerusalem in our Prayers
Dr. Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz: Maiden and Matronita: The Female Personification of
Elisheva Levi is a licensed architect in the State of NY. She works for the firm Perkins Eastman in NYC and designs schools, hospitals and public transportation facilities. She has a life-long love of Torah learning and has written, lectured and taught on Tanach subject matter in cities all across the United States, Israel, the former Soviet Union, Europe and Australia. She is a frequent lecturer at YU's Midreshet Yom Rishon women's learning program. She is also the Director of American Friends of Bat Melech - a domestic violence shelter for religious women in Israel.
Dr. Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz has a BA in archaeology and anthropology from Cambridge, an MA in prehistory from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a PhD from University College London, for which she wrote a thesis on the religious lives of Orthodox women in contemporary London. She is a Teaching Fellow at London School of Jewish Studies, an Affiliated Lecturer at Cambridge, and has also taught at Oxford, the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and King's College London, as well as at Limmud Conference and around the Jewish community. She also edits and translates books for the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization. Lindsey is involved in several interfaith activities, including Scriptural Reasoning, and is currently participating in the Senior Faith Leadership Programme (part of the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme). True to her archaeological background, she enjoys hobbies related to prehistoric technology, including knitting and spinning!
Ma'ayan's 2016 Yom Iyun was on the Chamesh Megillot and featured Dr. Michelle Levine of Stern College, Dr. Tammy Jacobowitz of SAR High School and Karyn Spero of Maimonides High School.