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

The Making of a Mensch with Tiffany Shlain

Tiffany Shlain will talk about her film and work around The Making of a Mensch, which explores our wonderful ancient ...

Ein Gedi: an Oasis, a Synagogue a Kibbutz

Discover Ein Gedi, a magical area right next to the Dead Sea, which has attracted human attractions for thousands of ...

Toffee & Torah: The Meaning of Matzah

Together with Sara Wolkenfeld, Sefaria’s Chief Learning Officer, lifestyle blogger Rebekah Lowin will share some reflections on the deeper meanings ...

Can Elephants Jump?: A Different Look at Science, the Talmud and Judaism

This presentation explores how Judaism has addressed the challenges that come with our modern scientific understanding of the universe. Closed ...

An Oak, an Olive and an Almond Tree Walk into a Bar: Tales, Tidbits and Tastes of Israeli Trees

Let Joanna Maissel introduce you to the amazing variety of plants, bushes, and trees in Israel. Why was the olive ...

Matzah Making Workshop with Kveller

Join us for a family-friendly matzah-making workshop! Bake matzah along with us and Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder! It’s so easy. Here’s ...

Bite-Sized Haggadah Insights

Join Hadar for short daily insights on the Passover Haggadah. By examining background sources and different versions of the text, ...

Bite-Sized Haggadah Insights

Join Hadar for short daily insights on the Passover Haggadah. By examining background sources and different versions of the text, ...

Bite-Sized Haggadah Insights

Join Hadar for short daily insights on the Passover Haggadah. By examining background sources and different versions of the text, ...

Bite-Sized Haggadah Insights

Join Hadar for short daily insights on the Passover Haggadah. By examining background sources and different versions of the text, ...