Women In Torah

Mondays, Feb. 22 & 29; March 7, 14 & 28; April 4 & 18; May 2, 9 & 16
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Havurah Shalom, 825 NW 18th Ave, Portland 97209


This spring, Havurah member Alicia Jo Rabins will guide us through the complicated lives of ten Biblical women. Alicia’s Women in Torah workshop will use creativity and conversation to explore characters from Eve to Yiftach’s daughter. This is the first full-length pilot course of Alicia’s Girls in Trouble curriculum, created around her critically acclaimed Girls in Trouble song cycle (indie-folk songs about women in Torah).

A poet, violinist, and Torah scholar, Alicia created the one-woman show A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, which she performed recently at Disjecta. Her new collection of poems, Divinity School, won the 2015 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize. Alicia was chosen by PSU's Judaic Studies program as its inaugural Artist-in-Residence for Fall 2016.

With Alicia’s expertise, we will examine these famous and not-so-famous women in ways that might inspire us in moments of struggle and in the context of our own lives. Each of the ten sessions will explore one woman and is relatively independent of the others within the overarching theme of the course.

Free for Havurah members, $15 per class for non-members.

Register by Feb. 8 at 503-248-4662 or email RSVP@havurahshalom.org, subject line: Women in Torah


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