Jewish Heroes Drama Project: What’s it Like to be God?

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by Rabbi David

New Class
Jewish Virtual Academy

Do you love drama and play? Then this class is for you! In this class, we will use play, drama, and text study to get a taste of a "God's Eye Perspective" on things, by exploring what it might have felt like to experience some of the events of the Torah from God's perspective.

birthday-cake 8 - 11 year olds
users 6 - 12 learners per meeting
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clock-o 45 min per meeting
calendar 3 meetings, weekly on Wednesdays for 3 weeks

Available Times

Date and Time

Price

Available Spots

2022 February 2 - 2022 February 16, weekly on Wednesdays
4:30 PM ET - 5:15 PM ET
Show all 3 meetings
$36
12 spots

Course Details

Description

Do you love drama and play? Then this class is for you! In this class, we will use play, drama, and text study to get a taste of a "God's Eye Perspective" on things, by exploring what it might have felt like to experience some of the events of the Torah from God's perspective.

  • Week 1: The Attributes of God - God is beyond names and descriptions, but that hasn't stopped us from describing God. Explore the divine attributes of Mercy, Compassion, Patience, and more through drama. We will focus especially on the Thirteen Attributes, and imagine ourselves imitating them in our lives.
  • Week 2: Dealing with People - God sometimes has a tough job: dealing with human imperfection. What to do when a whole generation is depraved (Noah)? What to do when the people you just redeemed run off and worship a statue (Moses)? Step into God's shoes, and imagine how God feels and might want to react witnessing the things that happen in the world.
  • Week 3: When Humans Argue with God - Some of our peoples' heroes have bravely argued with God: Abraham arguing to save Sodom, Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev, and more. It seems from our texts that God actually enjoyed it! What does it feel like, as God, to be argued with? Where in our own lives is it appropriate to argue rather than just to go along?

Join us as we explore these questions by imagining and trying out different approaches.

Requirements
In this class we will be standing, making faces and moving, so be sure to be somewhere you can stand up and move.
Supply List

Access to dress-up clothes and/or stuffed animals or puppets is ideal but not necessary.

Teacher

Rabbi David
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Rabbi David Siff offers substantive and fun Torah learning for children, blending text study with creative arts such as drama. He is the founder and director of Kol HaLev & the Jewish Virtual Academy, an online school offering a-la-carte classes which are convenient, creative, and compelling. He earned his ordination and Ph.D. at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2006 and 2009. He is based in Boynton Beach, Florida.