Adult Torah Educator; Noted LecturerFrom Moavite to Malchut: Lessons from the Book of Ruth May 26 noon EDT More about this speakerx Mrs. Michal Horowitz
Mrs. Michal Horowitz holds a Bachelor of Science from combined studies at York University, Toronto, and Brooklyn College, NY. She holds a Master of Science from Brooklyn College, NY. She offers weekly shiurim from her home community of the Five Towns, NY, and her zoom shiurim reach audiences around the world. Michal has been a featured speaker for the last five years at the YU RIETS Shavuos Yarchei Kallah program. At the OU Women’s Initiative, she inaugurated the Torat Imecha Parsha program presenting weekly Parsha shiurim on Sefer Bereishit. Michal taught Sefer Yehoshua, Sefer Tehillim 36-41, and Sefer Divrei Hayamim II to over 5,000 women across the globe as part of the Torat Imecha Nach Yomi cycle I program. She taught Torat Imecha Nach Yomi Sefer Tehillim 1-41 for cycle II. Michal presented Rosh Chodesh, Selichot Night and Nach Yomi Siyum shiurim and taught in-depth courses at the ALIT Virtual Summer Learning Programs of 2020, 2021 and 2022. Michal’s weekly Parsha audio shiur, “Contemporary Parshanim,” can be found on the OU’s AllParsha App. She has been a guest lecturer and scholar in residence in schools and communities, both nationally and internationally. Michal has over 1,500 shiurim online, which can be found on OUTorah.org, YUTorah.org and TorahAnyTime.com. Michal lives in Woodmere, NY with her husband and children. Her personal story of resilience and overcoming challenges can be found on the “Rolling With the Punches” Podcast, Episode 14.
Moshav Azarya, IsraelOut in the Field with Ilana Toweg, a Conversation with a Shmittah Farmer May 25 noon EDT More about this speakerx Ilana Toweg Shmitta Farmer
Ilana Toweg, originally from North America, settled in Israel as a young lone soldier. She met her Israeli husband and began her life as a farmer on her husband’s family farm in Moshav Azarya. The Towegs, with a lot of divine intervention and support, decided to keep Shmittah K’Hilchata last Shmittah cycle.