The Orthodox Union Women’s Initiative Imecha Nach Yomi series, which had an estimated 1,200 participants, completed the Book of Malachi, the last book of Nevi’im Achronim — the Latter Prophets — on January 22. The series began a year ago. The completion was celebrated with a two-part virtual siyum and followed by the launch of a new daily learning of Sefer Tehillim on motzei Shabbat, January 23 with a live shiur by Rabbanit Shani Taragin. The Sefer Tehillim audio shiurim will feature female educators and scholars, including renowned educators Peshi Neuburger of Bergenfield and Keshet Starr of Teaneck.
The virtual siyum was celebrated with a papercutting experiential art event from New Jersey-based artist Dena Levie focused on rebuilding Jerusalem, a major theme in Nevi’im Achronim. The next day, participants heard from Israeli educator Raphaella Tabak on “Connection and Continuity: From Mishkan to Bayit Shlishi,” for the second piece of the celebration.
“The success of the Women’s Initiative Torat Imecha program has been so rewarding to see. Despite their busy schedules, being able to bring together over 1,200 women of all backgrounds and create a robust network of learners is a phenomenal feat,” the Orthodox Union’s President Moishe Bane said.
“The Torat Imecha program has brought together so many women from around the world, and we’re excited to celebrate their accomplishments,” the OU Women’s Initiative’s founding director, Rebbetzin Dr. Adina Shmidman, added. “We cannot wait to unveil the next part of this series and we invite those who are not yet part of the group to join us in learning together daily.”
To subscribe to the Torat Imecha shiurum, and to listen to archived podcasts go to ou.org/women/nach.