Purim HerTorah: Strength Through Togetherness

March 20, 2024 Free

HerTorah: Strength Through Togetherness: An Evening of Purim Learning in the Merit of the Hostages

Zoom Link at www.svivah.org/gatherings

Featuring Dr. Guila Benchimol, Rabba Anat Sharbat, Rav Sarah Mulhern and R’ Aliza Sperling. Offered in partnership with Silverstein Base Lincoln Park, Maharat, The Covenant Foundation, SRE Network, and Aviv Foundation.

When Mordechai tells Esther that the fate of the Jewish people rests in her hands and she must approach the king on their behalf, putting her life at risk in doing so, Esther tells Mordechai: “Go, gather all the Jews who live in Shushan, and fast in my behalf… I and my maids will observe the same fast. Then I shall go to the king, though it is contrary to the law; and if I am to perish, I shall perish!” (4:16)

Why is it so important to Esther for all the Jews to gather on her behalf? What can we learn from her about the power of gathering?

Join us on March 20th as we gather together on behalf of our sisters and brothers held captive in Gaza. Together we will learn how Esther saves her people, and show up in solidarity and love for the women, men, and children who are so alone and far away.

Dr. Guila Benchimol will teach us about the power of gathering in the Megillah (Book of Esther), and the ways in which we can show up for survivors of October 7th.

Rabba Dr. Anat Sharbat leads weekly Kabbalat Shabbat and Havdalah in Hostages Square in Tel Aviv, and will explain why she devotes herself to bringing people at Hostages Square together in prayer.

Rav Sarah Mulhern will help us connect powerfully to the hostages this holiday through ritual and activism.

Come when you can, stay till you can’t. But, come. Our learning is incomplete without you.

Join us Wednesday 3/20 @ 8:15-9:45pm ET

Please invite someone you think might want to be with us, too.

HerTorah gathers together a diverse community of Jewish women* to connect over our shared heritage, explore our collective wisdom, and elevate our communal experience in learning with and from one another.

This gathering welcomes women* 12+ and learners of all backgrounds. Questions? Email connect@svivah.org

*SVIVAH defines “Jewish woman” as anyone wishing to be included in a circle of Jewish women. If you want to be here, we want you to be here, and welcome.

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