Talking Torah with our Ancestors: Story Sharing with Rachel and Leah and Jacob and Esau

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by Jennifer Rudick Zunikoff

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What were Jacob and Easu thinking, and what was going on in Rachel and Leah's minds? What was life like for our Jewish family members back in Torah times? In our “Story Sharing” classes, we will learn a bit about what the Torah says, a bit about what the rabbis say, and a lot about what WE think about our ancestors who are featured in the Book of Beresheet (Genesis).

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users 6 - 6 learners per meeting
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calendar 3 meetings, weekly on Tuesdays for 3 weeks

Available Times

Date and Time

Price

Available Spots

2022 February 1 - 2022 February 15, weekly on Tuesdays
5:00 PM ET - 5:45 PM ET
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$36
6 spots

Course Details

Description

What were Jacob and Easu thinking, and what was going on in Rachel and Leah's minds? What was life like for our Jewish family members back in Torah times? In our “Story Sharing” classes, we will learn a bit about what the Torah says, a bit about what the rabbis say, and a lot about what WE think about our ancestors who are featured in the Book of Beresheet (Genesis).

In every class, we will learn about our ancestors, imagine their experiences, and share their stories through our creative voices. By the last class in each three-week “Sharing Stories” session, those who wish to do so will perform our stories for the whole group!

Participate in one three-week session, or the whole series of three three-week sessions (a total of nine sessions over four months).

Requirements
A quiet, comfortable place for acting aloud!

Teacher

Jennifer Rudick Zunikoff
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Jennifer Rudick Zunikoff is a Jewish storyteller, poet, educator, facilitator, and coach. She is the founder and director of The Golden Door: Storytelling for Social Justice, and the Storytelling Director for the Teach the Shoah Foundation. When she performs, Jennifer blends Torah and Midrash into her original interpretations of Jewish texts. Biblical figures speak, ancient tales leap off the pages of the Talmud, and Judaism’s rich folklore dances to life. Jennifer tells stories of historical Jewish women, including American poet Emma Lazarus, and writer and WWII paratrooper Chana Senesh. For ten years, Jennifer co-taught the Oral History of Holocaust Survivors course at Goucher College. Jennifer's CD, The Growing Season, composed of her original stories for children, and was commissioned by the Macks Center for Jewish Education in Baltimore. Jennifer’s story “Rina and the Exodus” is featured in Mitzvah Stories. Her story “Bina and the Broken Pieces” is featured in All New Mitzvah Stories for the Whole Family.