Fall 2015: Expressing Our Book

eser young adult learning seriesEser is excited to introduce an innovative new learning opportunity this fall! Expressing Our Book: Creative Approaches to Jewish Text Study will take participants on a trip back in time to explore the iconic people and events of the Bible. 

The course will consist of two tracks, led by separate instructors at different locations. The bibliodrama track will use interactive dramatic exercises as a learning device, while the creative writing track will stress the written word and script development. No prior experience in drama or creative writing is necessary, just a willingness to explore!

Bibliodrama Track
Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.
Brighton, Mass. 

What better way to understand, analyze and empathize with biblical characters than by stepping into their shoes? Bring the stories of our ancestors to life by turning scripture into script in this dynamic new experience of text study. Through the tools of theater and improvisation, we will fill in the gaps of the biblical narrative and consider new perspectives. Each session will dive into selected Jewish text through various interactive exercises. No previous experience necessary, just a willingness to explore!

This group will be taught by Becky Price. See Becky's bio here.

Creative Writing Track
Mondays, 7-9 p.m.
Newton, Mass.  

Join us on a 2,000-year journey back in time to meet our ancestors. While we joyfully dance with Miriam at the parting of the Red Sea, endure a bumpy ride in the belly of a whale with Jonah, and follow Moses’ sandals through the desert, we will find powerful connections to our lives today. After reading and discussing our protagonists' stories, we will reflect on and share our own through the use of creative writing exercises. No prior writing experience is needed.

This group will be taught by Debbie Gerofsky. See Debbie's bio here.

Class Schedules

Session Creative Writing Track
Mondays, 7-9 p.m.
Bibliodrama Track
Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.
1 Oct. 19, 2015 Oct. 20, 2015
2 Oct. 26, 2015 Oct. 27, 2015
3 Nov. 2, 2015 Nov. 3, 2015
4 Nov. 9, 2015 Nov. 10, 2015
Shabbat Dinner Nov. 13, 2015 Nov. 13, 2015
5 Nov. 16, 2015 Nov. 17, 2015
6 Nov. 30, 2015 Dec. 1, 2015
7 Dec. 7, 2015 Dec. 8, 2015
8 Dec. 14, 2015 Dec. 15, 2015


In addition to the eight sessions listed above, this series will include a group Shabbat
dinner and a larger Eser event.