A Skirball Academy Class

Tobi Kahn &

Rabba Wendy Amsellem

The Barbara C. Freedman Artists’ Beit Midrash
(Winter 2021)

Transitions of Power

In the early third century, Rabbi Yehuda haNasi, the political and spiritual leader of the Jewish community, made a careful plan for political succession that ran into an array of obstacles — jealous children, unusually modest rabbis, nosy neighbors and an extremely proactive maid. As we live through a fraught transition of presidential power here in the United States, we will explore Rabbi Yehuda haNasi’s story in both the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds.

 

Nancy, David and Jonathan Goldhill, in memory of their mother, Barbara C. Freedman

Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Mondays, January 11, 18, 25,
February 1, 8, 15

Free | Friends of Streicker*
$125 | Temple Emanu-El members
$250 | Non-members

*Friends of Streicker program information

Tobi Kahn is an internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor whose work has been shown in over 50 solo exhibitions and more than 80 museum and group shows. He is cofounder of Avoda Arts and has taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York since 1985.

Rabba Wendy Amsellem teaches Halakha and Talmud at Yeshivat Maharat, the first yeshiva to ordain women to serve as Orthodox clergy, and, during summers, at Drisha and Pardes. A former Wexner Graduate Fellow and a Mandel Jerusalem Fellow, she also served as Director of the Dr. Beth Samuels Drisha High School Program.

Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Mondays, January 11, 18, 25,
February 1, 8, 15

Free | Friends of Streicker*
$125 | Temple Emanu-El members
$250 | Non-members

*Friends of Streicker program information

Transitions of Power

In the early third century, Rabbi Yehuda haNasi, the political and spiritual leader of the Jewish community, made a careful plan for political succession that ran into an array of obstacles — jealous children, unusually modest rabbis, nosy neighbors and an extremely proactive maid. As we live through a fraught transition of presidential power here in the United States, we will explore Rabbi Yehuda haNasi’s story in both the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds.

 

Nancy, David and Jonathan Goldhill, in memory of their mother, Barbara C. Freedman

Tobi Kahn is an internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor whose work has been shown in over 50 solo exhibitions and more than 80 museum and group shows. He is cofounder of Avoda Arts and has taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York since 1985.

Rabba Wendy Amsellem teaches Halakha and Talmud at Yeshivat Maharat, the first yeshiva to ordain women to serve as Orthodox clergy, and, during summers, at Drisha and Pardes. A former Wexner Graduate Fellow and a Mandel Jerusalem Fellow, she also served as Director of the Dr. Beth Samuels Drisha High School Program.

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