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Adult Ed: Midrash in Translation

Upcoming Sessions

1. Monday, November 26, 2018 • 18 Kislev 5779

7:15 PM - 8:30 PMCHS Sanctuary

2. Monday, December 17, 2018 • 9 Tevet 5779

7:15 PM - 8:30 PMCHS Sanctuary

3. Monday, January 28, 2019 • 22 Shevat 5779

7:15 PM - 8:30 PMCHS Sanctuary

4. Monday, February 25, 2019 • 20 Adar I 5779

7:15 PM - 8:30 PMCHS Sanctuary

5. Monday, March 25, 2019 • 18 Adar II 5779

7:15 PM - 8:30 PMCHS Sanctuary

6. Monday, April 29, 2019 • 24 Nisan 5779

7:15 PM - 8:30 PMCHS Sanctuary

7. Monday, May 20, 2019 • 15 Iyyar 5779

7:15 PM - 8:30 PMCHS Sanctuary
Past Sessions
Monday, November 5, 2018 • 27 Cheshvan 5779 - 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM - CHS Sanctuary

What happened after Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden? What did Isaac and Abraham talk about during that long walk to the mountain? How did Moses spend his days as a young man in Pharaoh’s palace? And why should any of it matter?

Midrash, from the word “Lidrosh,” to seek out, is a genre of Jewish literature written over the span of many centuries, from the first century to our present day. Midrash looks at the Biblical text, and seeks to explain, expound, explore, and discover new meanings and insights. The Midrash attempts to connect the Biblical narrative or passage to critical messages about politics, ethics, and history, in moving passages that bring together guidance, insight, and comfort.

We will look at several passages from collections of Midrash from the second to the tenth century, and will explore the messages of these ancient texts for our time. We will also look at modern Midrash, and try our own hand at creating this wonderful form of Jewish literature.


Members:  Free  (you must login to your CHS Account to Register)

Non-members: $10 per class

Instructor: Rabbi Sally Finestone

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