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Marking the Jewish New Moon: Adar

Hosted By: Orot Center for New Jewish Learning

Join a warm and welcoming group of women who welcome the New Hebrew Moon with conversation and exploration of poetry, song, Jewish texts, and deep reflection. Each month suggests a theme for the month. Topics of leadership, courage, our relationship to the natural world, awareness of our inner sparks and potential. Tap into the depth of the Jewish calendar.

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Teacher

Dr. Jane Shapiro

Jane Shapiro is passionate about all aspects of Jewish teaching and learning. She has been a teacher to many over the last thirty years, in classes ranging from weekly Torah study to Jewish thought, history and literature. As Associate Director of the Florence Melton School she worked with teachers across North America and Israel to develop good pedagogic practices. She has consulted with organizations ranging from the American Jewish Committee, The Jewish Theological Seminary, Camp Ramah, Spertus Institute, and Jewish Federations of North America. She is a graduate of Princeton University, studied at Columbia University and received her doctorate from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2016. She is a graduate of the Mandel Teacher Educators Institute and Visions of Jewish Education projects. in 2017 Jane received an Educators Award from the Covenant Foundation. In 2018 she was featured in an Eli talk on “The Torah of Bubbiehood.” She lives in Skokie, Illinois with her husband David and is also mother to four sons, mother-in-law to three daughters and grandmother to four.
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Orot Center for New Jewish Learning

The Orot Center for New Jewish Learning, based in Chicago, offers learning opportunities that integrate ancient Jewish wisdom with meditation, art, and creative expression.
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