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Poetry Beit Midrash (Hybrid)

In this class we will explore and compare traditional Jewish liturgy and poems by the American poet Mary Oliver to discover what makes a prayer and/or poem spiritual. We will play with texts and create our own prayers and poems. No prior poetry knowledge is required!

This course is part of our Summer Institute adult learning program. Learn more about Summer Institute.

Dates: Thursdays, June 9, 16, 23, 7:30 pm

About Elyse Pincus
Elyse is a Shanah Dalet at Hebrew College. Elyse grew up in sunny Tucson, Arizona, and attended the University of Arizona. Elyse felt disconnected from the Jewish community growing up but reconnected through Birthright Israel and then a subsequent year teaching English in Israel. This led her back to her alma mater to work at the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation as the Birthright Israel Coordinator. Since moving to Boston five years ago to start Rabbinical School, she has been learning to survive the cold winters while exploring this vibrant community. For the last three years, Elyse has focused on pastoral care through Clinical Pastoral Education at Hebrew Senior Life and an internship at 2Life Communities. In her spare time, Elyse currently lives in Natick with her husband and dog, Angel, and enjoys exploring the suburbs, playing Dungeons & Dragons, and drinking craft beer and ciders.

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