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Mapping Gratitude

Day: Wednesday

Date: November 25, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Cost: $0.00

Description

Join Drisha and Adina Polen and Ariel Mayse of Atiq: Jewish Maker Institute for an interactive Jewish learning and arts workshop. We’ll be using simple materials to help locate ourselves within our own lives and reflect back to us all that we have to be grateful for! This workshop is designed to be fun and accessible for all ages.

Background in art making is not required, and no special materials are required for participating!

Rabbi Dr. Ariel Evan Mayse

Ariel Evan Mayse joined the faculty of Stanford University in 2017 as an assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies and serves as the rabbi-in-residence at Atiq: Jewish Maker Institute (atiqmakers.org). Previously he was the Director of Jewish Studies and Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Thought at Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts. Mayse holds a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from Harvard University and rabbinic ordination from Beit Midrash Har'el in Israel. His most recent publications include Speaking Infinities: God and Language in the Teachings for Rabbi Dov Ber of Mezritsh (University of Pennsylvania, 2020); Hasidism: Writings on Devotion, Community and Life in the Modern World (Brandeis University Press, 2020), edited with Sam Berrin Shonkoff, and The Language of Truth in the Mother Tongue (Magnes Press, 2020, in Hebrew).


Rabbanit Leah Sarna

Rabbanit Leah Sarna is the Associate Director of Education and Director of High School Programs at Drisha. She previously served as Director of Religious Engagement at Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in Chicago, a leading urban Orthodox congregation. She was ordained at Yeshivat Maharat in 2018, holds a BA from Yale University in Philosophy & Psychology, and also trained at the SKA Beit Midrash for Women at Migdal Oz, Drisha and the Center for Modern Torah Leadership. Rabbanit Sarna's published works have appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Lehrhaus and MyJewishLearning. She has lectured in Orthodox synagogues and Jewish communal settings around the world and loves spreading her warm, energetic love for Torah and Mitzvot with Jews in all stages of life.


Adina Polen

Adina Polen is the Founder and Executive Director of Atiq: Jewish Maker Institute, (atiqmakers.org) an applied arts yeshiva based in Berkeley, CA. After earning her BA in Music from Barnard College, Adina studied design at the Bezalel Academy and Hadassah College, and Jewish texts at Midreshet Lindenbaum, at the Pardes Institute and at the Yakar Center for Creativity and Tradition‚ÄĒall in Jerusalem.  Along with her work at Atiq, Adina has channeled her love of integrating Torah and arts into her work as a Maker Educator at the Brandeis Collegiate Institute, a Counselor/Educator on the Nesiya Institute, and as a Maker Specialist for Edah Berkeley. Adina has been steeped in the teachings of Hasidut as well as the thinking of Rav Soloveitchik from her earliest days. She believes that multi-sensory creative opportunities for Torah learning sustain us as individuals, and strengthen our communities in the most textured and layered ways.


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