Julie Seltzer

Julie Seltzer is a Torah scribe and educator with a BA in theatre arts from Brown University. She has been writing new Torah scrolls since 2009, when she was Scribe-in-Residence at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, CA. A video of Julie and this project can be found here. Julie also offers Torah repair, and runs interactive educational workshops, offering a hands-on glimpse into the world of Torah scrolls. Julie resides in the Hudson Valley, NY with her Israeli mutt Shusha. Her hand is featured on Sefaria’s homepage.


Articles by Julie Seltzer

Virtual Tour: Epstein Family

What does it mean to belong? Join us on a virtual visit to the home of the Epstein Family in ...

Revelation and Relationship: Receiving Torah in a Time of Global Change

In our time together we’ll be exploring a new way to receive Torah – in the broadest sense of the ...

The Making of a Torah Scroll

Watch the recording of this session here: What goes into creating Torah scrolls and other sacred writing? Participants will get ...

Divrei Dever: Responsa in Plague Time

This series features an intensive study of several responsa relating to plagues throughout Jewish history on topics of practical Halakhah, ...

Divrei Dever: Responsa in Plague Time

This series features an intensive study of several responsa relating to plagues throughout Jewish history on topics of practical Halakhah, ...

Divrei Dever: Responsa in Plague Time

This series features an intensive study of several responsa relating to plagues throughout Jewish history on topics of practical Halakhah, ...

HUC Connect: Judaism & Religions

Explore the shared roots of three monotheistic religions – Judaism, Islam, and Christianity – and develop a deeper understanding that ...

King Solomon’s Mines: History or Legend?

Watch the recording of this event here: Results of recent excavations in the ancient copper mines of the Timna Valley ...

The Five Megillot: Song of Songs

Watch the recording of this session here: In Song of Songs, the biblical poetry traditionally read during Passover, young lovers ...

A Conversation with Poet Dr. Joy Ladin

Join poet, essayist, and teacher Dr. Joy Ladin for a look at her extensive body of work, particularly The Book ...