Feb 20, 2009

Purim Conference: Sunday March 1!

Merkavah Torah Institute, Congregation Beth Israel, Afikomen Judaica & Congregation Netivot Shalom presents a day of learning in preparation for Purim!

Masekhet Megillah:
The Gantse Megile and a Bisele Talmud
(The Whole Megillah and a Bit of Talmud)

Sessions with Merkavah Instructor Dalia Davis & students of the
Merkavah Talmud program.

Sunday, March 1, 9:30am – 1:00pm
Congregation Netivot Shalom
1316 University Avenue, Berkeley

Light Refreshments Served
$25/$15 for Students or Sliding Scale
Childcare: $5 for the Day (RSVP Needed for Childcare)
Scholarships Available

9:30-9:45am Registration
9:45-10:00am Opening Remarks
10:00-11:15am Dalia Davis: Talmud Megillah Revealed
11:15-11:30am Refreshments

11:30-12:00noon Workshop Session 1
Bella Barany: Leprosy or When to Wear Gloves
Alice Webber: Are We Drunk Enough Yet?
Sara Horowitz: TBA

12:05-12:35pm Workshop Session 11
Ruchama Burrell: Those Were the Days
Rena Fischer: Jerusalem, Shiloh and the Place of the Holy
Serach Bracha Richards: Who's Your Audience: 'Mistranslations' of the Torah?
12:40-1:00pm Closing

Sponsored by Merkavah Torah Institute, Congregation Netivot Shalom,
Congregation Beth Israel & Afikomen Judaica

This Program is open to Women and Men.

 Information: 510.292.0175 or merkavahberkeley@gmail.com

Nell Mahgel-Friedman
Program Director
Merkavah Torah Institute
1630 Berkeley Way
Berkeley CA 94703

"The mission of Merkavah Torah Institute is to build accessible,
inspiring and vigorous opportunities for Jewish women to engage in the
study of classical Jewish texts and philosophy.

We believe that women's in depth engagement with classical Jewish
texts will give them the tools to enhance their own Jewish connection,
lead richer more empowered Jewish lives, teach others, and step into
leadership roles in the community.

Merkavah is rooted in the belief that inspiring and educating Jewish
women will uplift and strengthen the entire Jewish community."

Rabbi Menachem Creditor
-- www.netivotshalom.org
-- www.shefanetwork.org
-- menachemcreditor.org