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Sunday, April 28 • 10:00am - 2:00pm
Beit Midrash 1: Stop in to Explore a House of Study!

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Take some time – 15 minutes or a few hours – with Jewish texts that reveal amazing connections between the stories of creation and the stories of the stone tablets at Mt. Sinai.  Experience the Jewish art of close reading as you pore over selections from the Bible and from the layers of commentary, with a study partner or on your own. Adult participants from the Mekom Torah Jewish learning project will be on hand, prepared to work through the texts with you, or to help you get started with guided study questions, or simply to hand you the texts and get out of your way.  At 3:15pm Rabbi Helen Plotkin will lead a session in which Beit Midrash participants will have a chance to discuss their questions, interpretations, and insights


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Helen Plotkin

Rabbi Helen Plotkin is the director of Mekom Torah and Mekom Torah High School. She also directs the Swarthmore College Center for the Study of Classical Jewish Texts, also known as the Beit Midrash. In this role, she teaches in the Religion Department, where her courses include “Hebrew for Text Study” and “Readings in Classical Jewish Texts.”
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Mekom Torah

Mekom Torah is a community Jewish learning project developed by Rabbi Helen Plotkin in collaboration with Congregation Beth Israel of Media, PA, Congregation Ohev Shalom of Wallingford, PA, and Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. We offer high quality Jewish study opportunities for adults and young people that transcend the boundaries of the various Jewish movements. Through Judaism as a culture of learning, Mekom Torah deepens the experience... Read More →

Sunday April 28, 2013 10:00am - 2:00pm
Gray Library