The Righteous Anger of Women in the Literature of the Rabbis

The Brenda Laigaie Memorial Program

At GJC we strive to build a community that is inviting and welcoming to all who come through our doors and that continually expands our capacity to learn together about the vast world of Jewish life and thought. In her years of dedication to our congregation, both in her capacity as a chair of the membership committee as well as through her presence, Brenda embodied these values in her warm engagement with everyone she met and in her continued interest in learning herself and in facilitating the learning of others. Through the generosity of Brenda’s family, Germantown Jewish Centre is honored to present the first annual program in Brenda’s memory.

Join Rabbi Tracy Nathan for a tish-luncheon where we will explore rabbinic texts featuring displays of righteous indignation by women. What happens when Yalta, Hannah, Beruriah, and other women get mad and express their rage? Does their anger lead to the possibility of social change or justice? Do their claims against religious authorities have anything to say to us today?

Rabbi Nathan is the Senior Educator at the Center for Jewish Learning (CJL) of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and Director of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning of St. Louis. She develops and consults on adult learning courses, workshops, and programs and teaches throughout the greater St. Louis Jewish community.

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