Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Torah of Our World: Purim
EDCJCC Polinger Meeting Room

In this six-week series, we will examine each of the five books of the Torah - and the holiday of Purim - with an eye toward literary structure, broad themes, and historical context. The course will draw upon the daily reflections of contributors to 929 English, a project dedicated to creating a global Jewish conversation anchored in Tanakh and dedicated to issues that unite and divide us.

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1 class: $10 for members, $12 for non-members
6 classes: $45 for members, $50 for non-members

February 27: Special class on Purim and the Book of Esther
Taught by Dr. Erica Brown. Erica is an associate professor at George Washington University and the director of its Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership. She is the author of twelve books on spirituality, the Hebrew Bible, and leadership; her forthcoming commentary is The Book of Esther: Power, Fate, and Fragility in Exile (Koren/OU). Erica has degrees from Yeshiva University, University of London, Harvard University, and Baltimore Hebrew University. She has previously worked at The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston, and the Jewish Center of New York.

Looking for more information on this series? Please contact Amanda Herring, Manager of Jewish Life & Learning, at 202-777-3253 or

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

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