"After Revelation, Now What? What Did Torah Look Like in the Biblical Period?" with Marianne Novak.
This is the second class in Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob's learning series, “Jewish Intellectual History: The Known and the New.”
Led by talented educators and academics from the Chicago area, the series is designed to provide participants with a lifelong foundation for Jewish learning. Covering the Biblical, Rabbinic, and Medieval periods, the series will provide an overview of important Jewish figures, events, objects, and ideas.
Our first instructor, covering the Biblical Period, is Marianne Novak, a third-year rabbinical student at Yeshivat Maharat. She has been teaching and developing curricula for the Florence Melton School of Adult Education program for over 19 years. Marianne has also taught Bible and developed curricula for Chicagoland Jewish High School. She has lectured and taught for Hadassah, Yeshiva University Kollel Torah Mitzion, Matan in Chicago, Congregation Or Torah and Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob synagogue. She also writes a blog for the Times of Israel. Marianne graduated cum laude from Barnard College with a B. A. in Political Science and has a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.
The series is free and open to all; the synagogue will provide (kosher) refreshments). Registration is requested; participants can choose to take any amount of classes from one to all.
The series is sponsored by Aviva and David M. Rubin in memory of Aviva’s father, Rabbi Jerome Weistop, and David’s parents, Frances and Sidney Rubin.