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    Yom Kippur at Home

    Interactive Virtual Workshop

    When: Thursday, 9/24/2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Where: Online

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCThe OFJCC and Bina "Yom Kippur at Home Guide" includes rituals and readings specifically designed for the Yom Kippur pre-fast and break-fast meals—meals that are traditionally held at home, whether or not one attends synagogue. This year's complex and unusual circumstances render the ideas, rituals and texts in the guide more necessary and relevant than ever.

    Join Ariel Resnikoff and Tova Birnbaum for an interactive workshop in unpacking and getting comfortable with the guide and its various offerings. Whether you're looking for a way to mark the upcoming Jewish holiday, or simply interested in the ways in which ancient Jewish wisdom meets the contemporary moment, this workshop is for you.

    The program is free; pre-registration is required. 

    The OFJCC-Bina Yom Kippur guide can be found here.

    Ariel Resnikoff is a poet, scholar, translator and educator. His most recent works include Ten-Four: Poems, Translations, Variations (Operating System 2015), with Jerome Rothenberg, and Between Shades (Materialist Press 2014). With Stephen Ross, he is at work on the first critical bilingual edition of Mikhl Likht's modernist Yiddish long poem, Processions; with Lilach Lachman and Gabriel Levin, he is translating into English the collected writings of the translingual-Hebrew poet, Avot Yeshurun. His own writing has been translated into French, Spanish and Russian, and is forthcoming in German in a special issue of Schreibheft Zeitschrift Für Literatur.

    Tova Birnbaum is the Director of Jewish Content at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto and head of the Bina-OFJCC partnership. She was born in B'nai B'rak in an Ultra-Orthodox home and was one of the founders of the BINA Secular Yeshiva in Tel Aviv. Tova recently served as the Central Shlicha (emissary), Director of the North America Region of the World Zionist Organization. She is a teacher of Talmudic rabbinic literature, a Judaic studies lecturer and a theater midrash workshop facilitator. She is also a secular Jewish lifecycle ceremonies officiant. Tova is an actress and a Jewish performance artist. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and Jewish philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a master's degree in theater from Tel Aviv University. She lives in Palo Alto with her husband and daughter.

    Download the Guide

    Thursday, September 24
    9:00–10:00 AM
    Free with registration
    Contact: Tova Birnbaum | [email protected]


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