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Dr. Rachel Korazim: Biblical Motifs – Challenging Views

Saturday, April 14th
1:15 pm, after Kiddush Lunch
In the Main Sanctuary
No Charge to Attend, RSVP Optional

Biblical Motifs – Challenging Views 
Rachel will offer a critical reading of modern poems that challenge our traditional view of well-known biblical figures. With works by Yehudit Kafri, Eran bar Gil, Uzi Shavit , Haim Guri and others we will revisit Rachel, Eve, Jacob’s sons, Bat Sheva and Sisra’s mother to explore possible meanings for contemporary readers of ancient texts.

Dr. Rachel Korazim is a powerful speaker and a freelance Jewish education consultant specializing in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education. She is involved with Jewish education worldwide; creating and implementing in-service training programs for educators, writing educational materials, counseling and teaching. As one of the founders and directors of a special program for Israeli soldiers from a disadvantaged background, she was responsible for creating the educational framework and training teachers for the implementation of the program. Born in Israel, she served in the I.D.F. as an officer in the central training base for women and was later a member of the I.D.F. delegation to Niger (West Africa). She is a graduate of Haifa University with a Ph.D. in Jewish education.