Torah Meets Broadway

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Broadway and Torah? Yes! We'll explore connections, comparisons, and contradictions between specific verses in Torah, and lyrics from contemporary Broadway shows.

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birthday-cake 10 - 13 year olds
users 3 - 20 learners per meeting
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Description

Broadway and Torah? Yes! We'll explore connections, comparisons, and contradictions between specific verses in Torah, and lyrics from contemporary Broadway shows.

Class 1: The underdog stands up to the big man. We'll look at the story of David and Goliath and the lyrics of "Seize the Day" from Newsies.

Class 2: Go? Where? Why? We'll look at when God tells Abraham to "Lech l'cha" and the lyrics of "Into the Woods" from the Sondheim show.

Class 3: Standing up for justice can endanger your life. We'll look at Moses' killing of the Egyptian and the lyrics of "Who am I" from Les Miserables.

Teacher

Anita H Silvert
Anita Silvert
For Anita Silvert, Jewish learning is empowering and transformative, relevant and engaging. She is a Jewish communal leader, educator, trainer, and facilitator. She was Director of Enrollment for Spertus Institute , National Director of Outreach for Chai Mitzvah, and an Adult Educator at JCC Chicago. Silvert was a founding volunteer for Limmud Chicago, sits on the North American Limmud Board, and has taught at many Limmuds around the world. Anita is a certified Bibliodramatist, using role-playing and improvisation to explore sacred text. She has been a residential scholar at congregations, women’s organizations and retreats. She was the Theater Director at OSRUI Camp. Anita got her MA in Jewish Education from Spertus. She also hosts a podcast Verses: Where Broadway meets Torah, putting verses from both canons in conversation with each other.