CHAI: the Cooperative Hebrew Adult Institute

Date: Dec 05, 2016

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community

Location: New York State

Category: JTS in Your Community

Six-Part Lecture Series With JTS Scholars

Chai: the Cooperative Hebrew Adult Institute is a a multi-synagogue adult education institute held at the Dix Hills Jewish Center in cooperation with the Hereld Institute for Jewish Studies of JTS.

Six Mondays: October 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28 and December 5
8:30 p.m.
Dix Hills Jewish Center

December 5 Lecture

“Medieval Jewish Women: Just Wives and Mothers?,” with Dr. Stefanie Siegmund, Associate Professor of History and Director, Jewish Gender and Women’s Studies

What did medieval Jewish women actually do? In this lecture and workshop we will learn about the lives of medieval Jewry and how five women fit into that world: a teacher in Egypt, an owner of vineyards in France, a rabbi’s wife, a moneylender, a servant and a member of the silk guild in Florence! We will study three of these women by reading original textual sources in translation, accompanied by slides.

The JTS lecture will be preceded by a class with a local clergy member.  


$36 per person for the six weeks of courses and lectures.


Please contact Gail Jospa at for additional information and to learn how to register.

Dix Hills Jewish Center
555 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills, NY 11746

Session Dates and Speakers

October 31 with Dr. David Kraemer, November 7 with Dr. David Fishman, November 14 with Dr. Robert Harris, November 21 with Dr. Walter Herzberg, November 28 with Rabbi Mychal Springer and December 5 with Dr. Stefanie Siegmund.