Gila Fine is the editor in chief of Maggid Books (Koren Publishers Jerusalem). She is also a teacher of Aggada at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, exploring the stories of the Talmud through philosophy, literary criticism, psychoanalysis, and pop-culture. Gila has previously taught at Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, and the London School of Continue Reading »
Alicia Jo Rabins is an award-winning writer, musician, performer and Torah teacher. The New York Times calls her voice “gorgeous”; the San Francisco Chronicle calls her writing “a poetry page-turner, both sexy and humble.” She is the author of two poetry books, Divinity School (winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Prize) and Fruit Geode (a finalist for the Jewish Book Award). As a musician, Continue Reading »
Aaron Henne is the Artistic Director of theatre dybbuk, an arts and education organization whose work illuminates universal human experience from a Jewish perspective. In addition to his work with theatre dybbuk, Aaron teaches storytelling throughout the country and has presented workshops at Lucasfilm, Pixar, and Dreamworks. He was an American Jewish University Dream Lab Continue Reading »
Jessica Tamar Deutsch is a NY-based visual artist. Her work explores the pulse of ancient tradition within contemporary culture. She earned her BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design, where she began her first published book, The Illustrated Pirkei Avot. Deutsch’s work is the response of following curiosities, and a longing for meaning to hold Continue Reading »
Arielle Tonkin (they/she) is an artist, Spiritual Director, and scholar of art and Judaics (MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago) based on Ohlone land in so-called Berkeley, CA. Their artwork, rooted in painting, fibers and social practice, centers on ritual and healing. Recent exhibition highlights include: A Fence Around the Torah: Safety and Continue Reading »
Rabbanit Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld is an educator, author, and spiritual leader. She is currently writing a book on singles and sexuality from a halakhic and ethical perspective with an Advanced Torah Fellowship from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture and a grant from the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, while teaching and serving as a Mashgicha (spiritual advisor) Continue Reading »
Vanessa L. Ochs is the author of The Passover Haggadah: A Biography, and Inventing Jewish Ritual (winner of a 2007 National Jewish Book Award). Her other books include Sarah Laughed, The Jewish Dream Book (with Elizabeth Ochs), The Book of Jewish Sacred Practices (edited with Irwin Kula), Words on Fire and Safe and Sound. For her writing, she was awarded a Creative Writing Fellowship by the National Endowment Continue Reading »
Jake Marmer is passionate about sacred Jewish texts from across the millennia — the ancient ones, as well as those that continue to be written, now, everywhere. Jake’s diverse teaching experience includes University of Pennsylvania and Adelphia University, Kehillat Hadar and the Pardes/Silicon Valley Beit Midrash, KlezKanada and KlezCalifornia, among many others. As a poet, Continue Reading »
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