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Who Was Lilith?

Mimi Farb
Sunday, June 11, 2017 – 3:00-5:00 pm
Location: Chochmat HaLev

According to legend, Lilith was the first woman, created even before Eve. She told Adam, “We are equal because we are created from the same earth.” 

Who is Lilith? Rebel against tyranny? role model for modern women? Vengeful witch? Transgressor?

June 11, 3pm-5pm
$10 CHL members and people under 30, $20 General Public

This dynamic class will explore the story of Lilith as a container for interpretations of powerful women throughout history using classical text and various artistic media to tease out their resonance with our own lives. Participants will engage with the concept of midrash as a personal, artistic mode of Torah interpretation, and have the opportunity to create their own midrashim.

The course is designed to be accessible to all levels of Torah knowledge, from complete beginner to maven. All genders identities welcome!

Mimi Farb is a Jewish educator who recently relocated to the Bay Area from Northampton, MA. She has drawn on her background in yeshiva* and the academic study of religion, as well as her dabbling in a variety of art forms, to help women and others find their voices in Torah through the Girls in Trouble Curriculum, a project she co-created with Alicia Jo Rabins and piloted at the Jewish Community of Amherst and Congregation Bnai Israel in Northampton, MA. A Kevah Teaching Fellow and active alumna of Mt Holyoke College and Yeshivat Hadar, Mimi brings experience facilitating learning and dialogue in a variety of Jewish and interfaith settings.


June 11, 2017


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Chochmat Halev
2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States




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