Feb. 25 – The Story of Esther: What you never learned in Hebrew school

Please join Carol Booth for this informative and engaging Shabbat shiur!

“The Story of Esther — What you never learned in Hebrew school.”Have you ever really read the story of Esther — the Ganze (whole) Megillah? Do you think Esther won a beauty contest? Come explore the very adult side of this fascinating book and learn why part of the book of Esther is often read in a falsetto. This class will be a close reading of a few select passages and explore issues of sex, violence, gender roles, and power. Due to the adult themes, this class is recommended only for those B’nei Mitzvah and older.

About the Presenter:  Carol Booth received her Masters degree in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She has been involved in Jewish education since 1991 and has taught a wide range of topics in a variety of settings to adults and children of all ages. Carol is the Director of the Jewish Baby Network, a local outreach organization that builds community for young families. In addition to studying and teaching all kinds of Jewish texts, Carol loves spending time with her family and singing along to ‘80s music.

Saturday, March 4, 1:15pm