Women and Gender in Biblical Literature
Guest lecturer: Simon Zeldin
Sunday April 5, 2020 -10:00 am
We will explore the topic of gender in the Hebrew Bible, offering an overview of women’s roles within a variety of biblical genres (narrative, law, and prophecy). Participants will be introduced to literary and feminist approaches to studying biblical literature, and gain insight into how scholars analyze biblical writings.
Cost: $5 Temple Members/$10 for Non members
The Knitting Pilgrim
The Knitting Pilgrim, featuring actor and knitter Kirk Dunn, is a multidisciplinary one-man show that combines personal storytelling, image projection, and three huge hand-knitted panels that look like stained glass windows, to explore the connection amongst the Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
The panels, which look like tapestries, took Kirk 15 years to knit, and are part of his hope to create conversation around the rise of populism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and fear of the ‘other.’ The show speaks to our need to practice empathy (especially interfaith empathy) and to enter into complex conversations, that aren’t black and white, about why people struggle to get along in the world today.
A Critic’s Pick at the Toronto, Ottawa and Hamilton Fringes, one of Top Ten Shows to See in May 2019 by NOW Magazine, 5 out of 5 Stars from Mooney on Theatre, and 6 out of 5 stars from CFMU radio, the show was presented by Temple Israel and All Saints’ Anglican Church, Westboro at Temple Israel, on Dec 2.