Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS) at Young Israel of New Rochelle is proud to present Dr. Rachel Korazim on Sunday, February 21, 2021 @ 9:30 am (ET) on Zoom. Korazim will be the fifth speaker in the monthly scholarly programming offered by WIJS at YINR. She will speak on the subject “Land and Identity: An Exploration of Poetic Approaches to the Land of Israel.”
The core Zionist narrative of Israel presents an unbroken, unwavering connection between the people of Israel and its land. True as it is, individuals have felt, at times, doubts, pain and critique as they were articulating their particular attachment to it. Korazim’s lecture will explore three poetic voices through that lens: Yehuda Amichai, Rachel ‘the Poetess’ and Amos Oz.
Dr. Korazim is a Jewish education consultant in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education. Born in Israel, Dr. Korazim served in the I.D.F as an officer in the central training base for women and was later a member of the I.D.F delegation to Niger (West Africa). She is a graduate of Haifa University with a PhD in Jewish education. As one of the founders and directors of a special program for soldiers from disadvantaged backgrounds, Korazim was responsible for creating the educational framework and training teachers for the implementation of the program.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. For Zoom information, please email: email@example.com.