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HerTorah: Power & Authority with Rabba Wendy Amsellem

  • Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center 7995 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD, 20910 United States (map)

Join us once again for a powerful evening of connection over text and an amplification of women’s Torah perspectives.

Power & Authority with Rabba Wendy Amsellem

Should knowledge be a prerequisite for leadership? Can certain kinds of knowledge be privileged over others? We will discuss a story in Tractate Horayot that details a falling-out among community leaders and the contesting of their claims to power and authority. This session is appropriate for learners of all levels/backgrounds.

Simple Words: Memory with Aliza Sperling

In this time period between Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and Yom Ha’Zikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day), we will look at what it means to “remember” an event. How do we “re-member” ourselves? A look at Jewish views on memory and how they can impact our own projects of memory/remembering.

Ready to Receive: Jewish Mindfulness with Alesandra Zsiba

Alesandra Zsiba, Director of the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington at Adas Israel will be sharing her Jewish mindfulness practice focusing on making ourselves ready to be receptive. All levels welcomed to create space to explore the multiple spiritual dimensions of Jewish tradition.

*Refreshments will be served. We welcome women 12+
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HerTorah gathers together a diverse community of Jewish women

to connect over our shared heritage, explore our collective wisdom, and elevate

our communal experience

in learning with and

from one another.

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