Hearing Her Voice

Summer Education Series
Jewish women have used their voices for thousands of years – to teach, to celebrate, to comfort, to prod us to be better. Woman’s voices have always been present, though we have not always been culturally attuned to hear them. This summer, hear Jewish women’s voices. Learn how women’s voices have shaped, and continue to shape, our tradition. Hear their stories.
    • Over the summer we will post a weekly quote by a prominent Jewish woman. Spanning from ancient to contemporary women, the quotes will be posted on the Beth Jacob Facebook page; make sure to like our Facebook page (just click here, then click the “like” button) to see the quotes in your feed. You’re invited to comment – What are your thoughts & reactions about the quote?

 

    • Learning evening: 7 pm Wednesday, July 11
      We will encounter together contemporary teachers on this subject through audio and video material. Rabbi Tamar will facilitate. Topic for discussion: rabbinic voices on sexual assault.

 

    • Book Discussion: 7 pm Wednesday July 18
      Beth Jacob’s own Mara Benjamin will discuss her new book, The Obligated Self: Maternal Subjectivity and Jewish Thought. More about the book
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    • Learning evening: 7 pm Wednesday, July 25
      We will encounter together contemporary teachers on this subject through audio and video material. D. Marcos will facilitate. Topic for discussion: Women in the Torah.
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    • Movie: The Women’s Balcony
      Wednesday, August 8 at 7 pm
      An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.
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    • Women of the Bible Through an Artist’s Eyes
      Wednesday, August 15, at 7 pm
      Artist Dina O’Sullivan exhibits her drawings of women of the Bible and describes her interaction with their stories.
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