- location Hebrew College
Ted Cutler Atrium
160 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
- cost Free; RSVP and masks required
- organizer Hebrew College
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Join us at Hebrew College for the first of our public Rabbinical School-alumni-led talks about the Torah portion of the week as it pertains to our “Seeing Torah” art exhibit on campus. The event is free of charge and will be offered in the Ted Cutler Atrium in the lower level of the college on Monday, October 4 at 1:15 p.m. with Rabbi Jessica Lowenthal `19.
Jessica’s talk will focus on, “Did Noah do all that he could to save the world?” Jews have grappled with this question for thousands of years. Join us as Rabbi Jessica examines Noah’s actions in both Torah and midrash and discusses with guests how it relates to our responsibility towards our world today.
RSVP here. All are welcome!
Masks are required to enter the building.
- Tues., Oct. 26 at 1:15 with Rabbi Allison Poirier `19 — RSVP
- On Zoom: Tues., Nov. 9 at 1:15 p.m. with Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz `10 — RSVP
- Wed., Nov. 17 at 11:00 a.m. with Rav Hazzan Aliza Berger `17 — RSVP
- Wed., Dec. 8 at 11:00 a.m. with Rabbi Jamie Kotler `16 — RSVP
About Rabbi Jessica Lowenthal
Rabbi Jessica Lowenthal is the Rabbi and Education Director at Temple Beth Shalom in Melrose, MA. During her schooling at Hebrew College, she worked for University of Rhode Island Hillel and was a founding participant of the Hillel Rabbinic Fellowship. She was also the Rabbinic intern at Temple Israel in Boston and Temple Beth Sholom in Framingham, leading both traditional and alternative services and Torah study.
Rabbi Jessica has been teaching Hebrew school for over a decade. She has taught 5th grade through High School at various synagogues. Additionally, she helped reshape and run the post-B’nai Mitzvah program at Temple Sinai in Brookline. She has been trained in multiple Holocaust curricula, such as Facing History and Ourselves and Echoes and Reflections.
Before attending Rabbinical school, Rabbi Jessica worked at the Anti-Defamation League in Boston as the Assistant Regional Director working with partners like MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition) and MassEquality to work towards legislation that will help all of our communities live in a safer and more equitable world.
Rabbi Jessica obtained her MBA in non-profit management and her MA in Jewish Leadership through the Hornstein program at Brandeis. She completed her BA at George Washington University in Religion and Judaic Studies.