Torah Improv: Awesome Women of the Bible

New Class
Jewish Virtual Academy

In this class, we will explore the characters of 4 amazing women from the Bible: Shifra and Puah, Miriam, and Esther. Through dramatic play and improv, we will explore what it was like to be them, and also what it would be to be like them in our own lives.

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birthday-cake 8 - 11 year olds
users 3 - 16 learners per meeting
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Course Details

Description

Do you love drama and play? Then this class is for you!

 

In this class, we will explore the characters of 4 amazing women from the Bible: Shifra and Puah, Miriam, and Esther. Through dramatic play and improv, we will explore what it was like to be them, and also what it would be to be like them in our own lives.

  • Class 1: Sifra and Puah, the brave midwives. Explore being Shifra and Puah, standing up to the evil Pharoah by doing what is right despite his bullying. What would it be like to be like them in our own lives?
  • Class 2: Miriam and her Timbrel. Miriam had enough hope and faith to bring musical instruments along to celebrate the Exodus. She knew there would be a party. What would it be like to be prepared for the party in our own lives?
  • Class 3: Esther, Heroine of Purim. In this session we will explore the character of Esther, who risked her life by approaching the king to ask him to save the Jews. We will try out different ways of being Esther, both in her story and in our own.
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 (jewishvirtualacademy.org), 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.