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Becoming Bat Mitzvah
Day: Sunday
Date: May 5 - June 9, 2024
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Cost $150.00

Becoming a Bat Mitzvah marks the transition to the status of adult within Jewish Law and gaining the responsibilities that follow from being obligated in mitzvot. Taught by Dr. Shana Strauch Shick, this five-week* course is an opportunity to think through this life transition under the guidance of an expert in Jewish law.

This course focuses on specific mitzvot that are performed regularly (Tefilla, Zimun, etc), as well as those that come up throughout the year (Fasting, Megilla, Matza). Each class begins with an introduction of the topic followed by roughly thirty minutes of time to study the sources with a chavruta and then further discussion. Background in gemara texts is not required.

* Class meets May 5, 19, & 26; June 2 & 9.


Dr. Shana Strauch Schick is a lecturer in Rabbinic Literature in the Multidisciplinary Department of Jewish Studies at Bar Ilan University and teaches Talmud and Jewish Law at Drisha Institute, NY. She has a PhD in Talmud from Bernard Revel Graduate School, Yeshiva University and studied in Stern College’s GPATS, from 2002-2007. She’s the author of Intention in Talmudic Law: Between Thought and Deed (Brill, 2021). Her upcoming monograph is entitled Women in Rabbinic Law and Narrative: Vying Currents in Babylonian and Palestinian Texts.