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Mazo Adult Ed Series: Mishkan HaSeder
March 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
One event on March 18, 2021 at 10:00 am
Join Jessica Greenbaum, award winning poet and the co-editor of the first ever poetry haggadah just printed by the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Mishkan HaSeder alternates traditional seder text with poems by 70 poets of all stripes; we will look at some of those pairings. Through close reading we will consider how the poems might open out the themes and emotional valence of parts of the seder, how they might enable our ambition of transformation, and how the poems let us tell the story as though it were happening to us. Those who wish can write their own poems as well.
Please buy the Haggadah in advance of the class. We will use it as our primary source.
The discount code MHS30 at checkout for 30% off is valid through February 12, 2021. If you miss that deadline, MHS20 at checkout for 20% off is valid through March 9, 2021.
Jessica Greenbaum is the author of three books of poems and has been teaching inside and outside academia for 40 years. At New York City’s Central Synagogue and Congregation Beth Elohim, she designs classes that pair classic Jewish texts with contemporary poems whose themes they bring to present-day. As a social worker, she teaches for communities who may have experienced trauma, including for Footsteps, a service agency for people who have left ultra-Orthodoxy. She received an NEA award in literature and the Castagnola prize from the Poetry Society of America and her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Paris Review, Harvard Review, and elsewhere. She is teaching poetry writing at Vassar this spring. https://poemsincommunity.org/
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