Friday, February 21, 2020

Dr. Nechumi Yaffe will speak at Congregation Rinat Yisrael on Sunday, September 8, at 7 p.m., on the topic “Charedi Women Navigating Modernity—a Personal and Scholarly Perspective.”

Admission is free of charge for members. Affiliates and non-members, $10.00 each.

Dr. Nechumi Yaffe is a postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton University affiliated with the Daniel Kahneman Center of Behavioral Science and Public Policy and the University Center for Human Values. Dr. Yaffe’s research examines, from a social psychology perspective, how identity, social norms and authority play a role in creating and preserving poverty. Her work

focuses on the ultra-orthodox (charedi) community in Israel, a population currently understudied. Before entering her doctoral program, she was an advisor for the charedi educational system where she wrote the new curriculum in history and the history textbook used by all Israeli charedi high schools. Dr. Yaffe earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is joining Tel Aviv University in a tenure-track position in the coming year and is the first person from Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community to attain this position.