ABOUT THE EVENT:
On Hannukah we light candles and commemorate a time “when the evil Greek kingdom rose up against Your people Israel.” Those of us who love studying Greek philosophy and literature must ask ourselves some big questions on this holiday. Fortunately, the Jewish tradition has a great deal to offer us as we try to make sense of it.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Rabbanit Leah Sarna is Faculty and Director of Teen Programs at Drisha. She previously served as Director of Religious Engagement at Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in Chicago, a leading urban Orthodox congregation. She was ordained at Yeshivat Maharat in 2018, holds a BA from Yale University in Philosophy & Psychology, and also trained at the SKA Beit Midrash for Women at Migdal Oz, Drisha and the Center for Modern Torah Leadership. She was a Wexner Graduate Fellow and a winner of the Covenant Foundation’s Pomegranate Prize.
Rabbanit Sarna’s published works have appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Lehrhaus and The Jewish Review of Books. She has lectured in Orthodox synagogues and Jewish communal settings around the world and loves spreading her warm, energetic love for Torah and Mitzvot with Jews in all stages of life.+ More... - Less...
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