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Abigail Pogrebin

Abigail Pogrebin is the author of the bestselling Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish, for which she interviewed 62 public figures, including Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Steven Spielberg, Natalie Portman and Larry King about their Jewish connection – or lack of it. She also wrote the memoir, One and the Same, which delves...
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Yulia Patrakova

Художник Хаим Сутин: "прямой поклон, беззвучный крик и неподвижный танец" | The Artist Chaim Soutine

ОПИСАНИЕ: Поговорим е еврейской живописи, как о еврейском тексте. Поговорим о странном человеке, проделавшем путь от белорусского местечка Смиловичи к лучшим музеям мира ,человеке, писавшем странные, страшные и великие картины, «шлемазле» для которого все на свете было вторично, кроме живописи. Поговорим о гении, его страхах, боли, радостях, дружбе и любви.

Ruby Namdar

Joseph and His Master's Wife: A Tale of Love, Obsession, Temptation and Piety

Few characters in the Bible are as complex and ambiguous as the one of Joseph. What adds to the allure of his character are the many Biblical, Talmudic and Midrashic references to his exceptional physical beauty. In this class we will savor this beauty, as well as the beauty of the many tales that are told about the handsome Hebrew slave who has become the grand prince of Egypt, thus irreversibly changing the course of his people's history. We will also ask the question that lurks between the lines of this epic love tale: what really went on in the bedchamber of the wife of Potiphar the Egyptian?

Ruth Messinger

Ruth W. Messinger is president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the world’s leading Jewish organization working to end poverty and realize human rights in the developing world. Ruth came to AJWS in 1998, after a 20-year career in public service in New York City. As a leading activist for human rights around the globe,...
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Gabriella Lev

See the gallery below for photos from Theatre Company Jerusalem and their interpretation of the story of the Sota. Gabriella Lev is an award-winning theatre director, writer and performer. She co-established the Odot Company in 1973 and later helped establish The Jerusalem Drama Workshop. She was its director for three years, and under her care,...
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Naomi Less

Naomi Less is a Brooklyn-based, internationally celebrated singer/songwriter, ritual worship musician and experiential educator. With two solo albums, Naomi is known for her diverse range of styles and musical content. The founder of several music programs, including Jewish Chicks Rock and Jewish Kids Rock, Naomi tours extensively with her international ensemble, performing rock shows, acoustic...
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Rabbi Guershon Kwasniewski & Rabbi Uri Lam

Since 1996, Rabbi Guershon Kwasniewski has been the religious Leader of SIBRA – Sociedade Israelita Brasileira de Cultura e Beneficência – in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He attended rabbinical studies at the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary in Buenos Aires, Argentina and at the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem, Israel and will soon receive his Smichá. Rabbi Kwasniewski is...
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Rabbi Elie Kaunfer

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer is co-founder and executive director of Mechon Hadar. Elie has previously worked as a journalist, banker, and corporate fraud investigator. A graduate of Harvard College, he completed his doctorate in liturgy at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was also ordained. A Wexner Graduate Fellow and Dorot Fellow, Elie is a co-founder...
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Rabbi Zac Kamenetz

Rabbi Zac Kamenetz is a senior educator at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Hailing from both Southern California and the old North State, Zac is incredibly grateful to have had such kind and generous teachers and hevrutot l’shem shamayim throughout the years, all over North America and Israel. He lives with his wife...
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Rabbi Alex Israel

Rabbi Alex Israel teaches at Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi and at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies where he serves as Director of Community Education and the Summer Program. He is a popular lecturer at campuses and communities on three continents. In 2013, he published his first book: “I Kings: Torn in Two” a commentary to...
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