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Angry Seas, Tender Skies: Learning Climate Resilience Through Midrash

Hosted By: Hebrew College

What can Torah teach us about how to face a climate changing world? In this 3-part mini course, we will invite the ancient wisdom of midrash into conversation with the contemporary climate crisis, reflecting on our own climate resilience in the process. Powerful nature sources appear throughout Jewish literature, from the Torah to the Talmud, from mystical and Hasidic thought to contemporary Jewish eco-theologies. Using the core values of areyvut (personal and collective responsibility), teshuva (transformation / change), and rachamim (compassion) as guides, participants will draw on this well of Torah to identify strategies for building climate resilience personally and in our communities.

This class is for climate concerned folks of all identities and backgrounds. Midrashim will be provided in both Hebrew / Aramaic and with English translations and our time together will be a mix of chevruta (paired) study, group discussion, creative reflection, and questions to guide our thinking and resilience practice between classes.

May 12, 19, and 26

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Rabbi Laura Bellows

Rabbi Laura Bellows. Rabbi Laura Bellows, Rab’18 is the Director of Teen Learning and Prozdor at Hebrew College. She is passionate about building a Jewish future that is spiritually resilient, justice seeking, ecologically engaged, and accessible and has been working as an educator, curriculum designer, climate activist, and artist for 20 years. Before Hebrew College, Laura led the BIMA and Genesis programs at Brandeis University, where she designed a course that received the Lippman Kanfer Prize for Applied Jewish Wisdom. Prior to that, she pioneered Jewish environmental congregational and teen programs at Teva (now Hazon). She received her M.A. and rabbinic ordination from Hebrew College and B.A. from Oberlin College. Laura is a leader in the Havurah Movement, a practicing soferet, an aspiring song leader, and has taught various Hebrew College classes, including composting as spiritual practice, theology for teens, and variations on the theme of Torah and art. 
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Hebrew College

Hebrew College is an innovative national institute for Jewish learning and leadership based in Newton, Massachusetts. We are dedicated to Jewish literacy, creativity, and community, and a world of dignity and compassion for all. Our students are future rabbis, cantors, and educators, and people at every stage of life who love to learn. Together, we are infusing Jewish life with substance, spirit, beauty, imagination, and a sense of purpose.
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