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Shabbat in the Park for Young Children
SAT, JUL 20, 10 AM-12 PM

Presented by Jewish Gateways

Sister Scholars: the Bais Yaakov Revolution: Book Talk & Sing Along with Naomi Seidman

SUN, AUG 4, 1:30-3 PM
Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley

Come hear Naomi Seidman talk about her new book Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition. Learn with Naomi and sing along with the Bais Yaakov Songbook Singers! Her book explores the founding of Bais Yaakov, the Orthodox girls' school system and youth movement that transformed Orthodox life in interwar Poland and that continues to thrive today. The Bais Yaakov movement began as a radical departure from traditional orthodox ideas of girls' roles and education, with a new emphasis on serious study, empowerment, and nature exploration. This talk will be a workshop/concert/ singalong of Yiddish Bais Yaakov songs. Naomi Seidman is a leading member of “The Bais Yaakov Project,” the Chancellor Jackman Professor of the Arts in the Religion Department at University of Toronto, and is an adjunct faculty member at the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union.

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