Shalom Maine Adult Jewish Learning

Classes with skilled educators on traditional texts, art, literature, history and current affairs.

Torah Study Genesis Into the Light Yoram Raanan

Torah Conversations

An online study group facilitated by Ellie Miller 

Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 AM 
Starting October 14th 

To join the study group email list and receive the Zoom link, weekly readings and schedule updates, contact our volunteer Diane Newman.

We continue our journey through the the Torah, beginning the book of Exodus, engaged in a careful reading of every word of the text. We focus on language and structure along with the stories and values the text imparts. 

Dualities Female Power Ellie Miller Shechinah-above-the-town

Dualities: Female Power and Powerlessness in the Bible and Talmud

An 8-session online adult education course with Ellie Miller

Tuesdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Dec. 7, 14, 21
10:00 – 11:30 AM  

Advanced registration required by Friday, Oct. 29 to receive the Zoom link for the class. 

Suggested tuition: $120. Finances should not be a barrier to participation. 

In this 8-week course we’ll explore female depictions in the Bible and how the text evolves in Talmudic and later literature, including in the writings of contemporary female scholars. 

We’ll begin with Eve and Lilith, examine the arc of the text in Judges and Samuel, consider God and the Shechinah, and some of the depictions of and rules concerning women in the Talmud.  

A Hebrew Bible is required - all translations are appropriate. Additional class readings will be provided via email to registered students.