The Inaugural Blanche and Irving Laurie Lecture in Jewish Women's Studies

Monday, April 2, 2001

"Poetry as Prayer"
Dr. Marcia Falk

Monday April 23, 2001 at 7 pm
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Brookdale Center
One West 4th Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street)
free and open to the public

In this lecture and dramatic reading at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of ReligionDr. Marcia Falk will discuss her poetic process. Dr. Falk will present selections from her book,The Book of Blessings: New Jewish Prayers for Daily Life, the Sabbath, and the New Moon Festival, which revision Jewish liturgy from a gender inclusive perspective.

Dr. Falk is the Rabbi Sally J. Priesand Visiting Professor of Jewish Women's Studies at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati and Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

This lecture has been made possible through the generous support of The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation. HUC-JIR expresses its appreciation to the Women's Rabbinic Network for its leadership in creating the Rabbi Sally J. Priesand Visiting Professorship in Jewish Women's Studies.

For more information, please call 212.824.2293.


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