Hanukkah - It's about More Than Latkes

Parent Class

Hanukkah, we know it and love it because of its delicious fried foods, and its bright candles. But, did you know that Hanukkah was one of the last additions to the Jewish Calendar? And it actually commemorates an epic internal struggle about Jewish identity? Join us for an informative session all about the history and spiritual meaning of Hanukkah – and why its message is still so important for us today.

All are welcome, and no previous experience with Jewish text necessary. 

users 8 - 20 learners per meeting
clock-o 60 min per meeting
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Rabba Yaffa Epstein
Rabba Yaffa Epstein
Rabba Yaffa Epstein is the Senior Scholar and Educator in Residence at the Jewish Education Project. Formerly, she served as the Director of the Wexner Heritage Program at the Wexner Foundation. Epstein has also served as the Director of Education, North America for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and was a member of the faculty. She has served on the faculties of Yeshivat Maharat and the Drisha Institute. Epstein has served as an Educator and Scholar in Residence for the Dorot Fellowship, Moishe House, Jewish Federation of North America, the Covenant Foundation, the Nahum Goldmann Fellowship, Repair the World, the Meorot Fellowship, and the KADIMA Fellowship. She has lectured at numerous Limmud events around the globe, has written curriculum for the Global Day of Jewish Learning and has created innovative educational programming for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. She received Orthodox Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshivat Maharat, earned an additional private Orthodox Ordination from Rabbi Daniel Landes, holds a Law Degree from Bar-Ilan University, and studied at the Talmud Department at Hebrew University. Rabba Epstein is passionate about making Jewish learning accessible and exciting, and creating learning environments that are welcoming, diverse, and inclusive to all who wish to participate.She has taught educators, rabbis and lay leaders from across the spectrum of Jewish denominations.