Dr. Julie Goldstein, founder and director of Amudim, a Modern Orthodox gap-year program in Israel, will speak on “Isaac’s Ashes: The Startling Representation of Children in Medieval Ashkenaz” on Wednesday, December 12, at 8 p.m. at Young Israel of New Rochelle. The lecture, sponsored by the Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies, is free and open to women and men.
Dr. Goldstein holds an M.A. in Jewish philosophy from Yeshiva University and a joint Ph.D. in medieval history and Judaic studies from NYU. She has been a Golda Meir postdoctoral fellow at The Hebrew University and a research fellow at The Global Research Institute at Tel Aviv University. Dr. Goldstein has received fellowships from Cardozo’s Center for Jewish Law and Civilization and The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. She has taught at NYU, Ma’ayanot High School, JLIC and UCLA, as well as at many communal and adult education programs.