Day of Big Ideas

Please join us for our 10th Annual Day of Big Ideas

Sunday, December 30, 2018

9:30-10:30 AM

Beit Knesset


Keynote Address by

Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman

President of Yeshiva University


Who is My ‘Brother’: A Halakhic Look at a Medieval Christian Dilemma


Session 1, 10:45-11:30 AM


Mrs. Dena Block, Taking Matters into Your Own Hands: Lessons from the Gemara and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mrs. Gila Guzman, How Food Has Shaped Humanity

Mrs. Emma Horowitz, Innocent Until Proven Guilty? From Trial by Ordeal to Trial by Twitter

Mrs. Ariella Rosenbaum, Einstein’s Relativity: Simplified… Relatively

Mrs. Gila Stein, When There’s Smoke, There’s Fire: The Science Behind the Dangers of Smoking and Vaping


Session 2, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM


Mrs. Tamar Appel, Walking on Their Heads, Writing with Their Hearts: American Jewish Immigration Stories

Mrs. Bailey Braun, The Sailor Cannot See the North: The Letters of Emily Dickinson as an Invitation to Spiritual Exploration

Mrs. Sofya Nayer, The Mathematical Beauty of Creation

Mrs. Esther Slomnicki, Age Reversal, Cancer Cures, and Winged Wolves: Exploring the Possibilities of Gene Editing


Men & women are welcome. This program has been sponsored by the Brodsky family in loving memory of Bernie and Bernice Kramer, grandparents of Molly Brodsky, Ma’ayanot Class of 2013.


Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls

For more information, contact Sara Grinfeld, Development Associate,

1650 Palisade Avenue, Teaneck, NJ 07666