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Women's Torah Study: The Idea and the Meaning
By Dr. Hanah Kehat

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Applications for the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Grants (Student, Research, Travel, Translation) can be submitted untill January 1 , 2014.

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Evening in Honor of Mrs. Fanya Gottesfeld Heller in New York (December 19, 2007):

This past December, the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Center for the Study of Women in Judaism marked a decade since its establishment, at an event in New York. Held at Kehillat Jeshurun on the Upper East Side, the Bar-Ilan Friends in New York honored Mrs. Fanya Gottesfeld Heller and recognized her commitment to the Center and to Bar-Ilan University.

After a reception, which was well attended by friends of the Center as well as many of Mrs. Heller's friends, Dr. Elisheva Baumgarten spoke about women and Jewish history, focusing on a number of cases from the Cairo Geniza. Following her talk, Dr. Baumgarten awarded Mrs. Heller a gift expressing the university's appreciation for her generosity over the years to the Center, and her dedication to the study of women in Judaism. The evening was a great success and we hope to have the opportunity to host Mrs. Heller in Israel over the next year.