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Kallah: Jewish Renewal [email protected] UMass
Thursday, January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am
Maggid David’s Desription of Kallah:An amazing chance for creative and meaningful Jewish education is happening locally in early July. It’s called the Aleph Kallah and brings together some of the Jewish world’s most inspiring teachers, leaders, and seekers of all ages, in a joyful week-long communal gathering right at UMass Amherst. I am proud to announce that I will be one of the presenters at this year’s Kallah. My (David Arfa’s) program, entitled The Way of the Aggadista, is open to all participants. If you’ve been wondering why I love storytelling so much, here’s your chance to spend an afternoon learning about Judaism’s amazing storytelling heritage. Here is the description:It is time to reclaim the mythic grandeur and spiritual audacity of Judaism’s creative storytelling imagination. In this workshop we will explore our heritage of stories and make visible the ways storytellers have always bundled old images and bold new themes together. We’ll enter deeply into one image – the flash of light that began the Beginning. What was this light that was created before the sun, moon and stars? Using a group midrash exercise we will explore the relationship between traditional teachings and our own hearts. Along the way, this workshop will introduce all participants to the world of Aggadah, giving everyone a taste of the exciting work of being a Jewish storyteller – an Aggadista. This workshop will be on Tuesday afternoon. Many others are available for a full week- check out the whole schedule here: www.aleph.org/kallah, Lots of local, national and international teachers will be attending. Other great classes are happening too. Local teachers include: Reb Andrea is teaching on Sacred Conversations, Reb David Seidenberg is teaching on bringing blessing to the world; and Rabbi Jacob Fine is teaching on Jewish Foodways. and many more offerings as well. A feast with something for everyone. All the best,Maggid David