Central was privileged to host Rabbanit Shani Taragin, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 as part of the Central @ 70 Sandy Thurm Memorial Learning Program, Distinguished Speaker Series. Rabbanit Taragin is a renowned teacher at Midreshet Lindenbaum, MaTaN, Migdal Oz, Sha’alvim for Women, and other Israeli institutions. At Central, she spoke to the students about “Akeidat Yitzchak: The Sequel,” and after school, conducted a Professional Development seminar for faculty about the challenges facing Jewish education in Israel and America today. Ms. Elana Kook commented that the program was “very interesting. We discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the Israeli and American educations respectively, the different values at play in each, and what we can do to improve both.” In the evening, Central invited the entire community, including alumnae, family, and friends, to hear from Rabbanit Taragin. Rabbanit Taragin, also a Central alumna, was excited to come back and share Torah at her Alma Mater.