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Scholar in Residence @ KI

April 15, 2016 - April 17, 2016

Keneseth Israel Congregation proudly presents Torah Scribe Julie Seltzer as the 2016 David and Reva Waldman Kahn Scholar-in-Residence. Julie  is a scribe, educator and artist. She is the second woman in history known to have written a Torah, and describes scribing as an art that fuses so much of who she is and what she loves: Torah, Hebrew, art, ritual, and meditation. She is currently writing a book that chronicles her spiritual journey and interweaves her thoughts while writing a Torah on display at the contemporary Museum in San Francisco. Her more ephemeral, edible art—specially-shaped challot based on images from the weekly parsha — is another way that she engages with Torah and community life. She resides in the Hudson Valley.

Friday, April 15, 2016 @KI

3:30pm                 Baking the Book: Torah-challah baking class

6:00pm                 Kabbalat Shabbat Service

7:00pm                 Dinner and discussion:  Why not have a robot write the Torah? Julie will discuss the spiritual significance a Torah being handwritten.

Saturday, April 16, 2016 @KI

9:30am                 Shabbat Services

11:30am               Lunch and learn: “Secrets of a Female Scribe.” An introduction to the art & science of writing a Torah from both technical & spiritual perspectives. Julie will unveil the best-kept secrets of the trade.

Sunday, April 17, 2016 : “Black Fire on White Fire”

10am @LBSY      Julie will teach LBSY students about Hebrew calligraphy

1:00pm-@KI          Julie will teach a hands-on class for 3:00pm adults on Hebrew calligraphy.

Friday night dinner costs $18/adult, $10/child. The Kiddush luncheon and attending the lectures are free of charge. Note that free childcare will be provided at all events.

Details

Start:
April 15, 2016
End:
April 17, 2016
kenesethisrael.com

Organizer

Yonatan Yussman
Phone:
5024592780
Email:
yyussman (at) kenesethisrael.com
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Venue

Keneseth Israel Congregation
2531 Taylorsville Road
Louisville, KY 40241 United States
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Phone:
5024592780
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