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In Conversation with Rabba Yaffa Epstein
Sunday 3 June | Double Bay Library | Includes coffee and refreshments
Book online $20 / $15 concession | At the door $25 / $20 concession
9:30am: Doors open
10am: Get to know Yaffa — “In conversation” with Sarah Charak
Find out about Yaffa’s journey to receiving semicha (rabbinic ordination), why she loves learning and teaching Talmud, and what she’s learned from the whopping 25 Limmud events she’s attended around the globe!
11am: Learn from Yaffa — “Because I said so: Power and Authority in Rabbinic thought”
In today’s world, the issue of power, and the abuse of power, is of critical importance. Interestingly, this was something that the Rabbis of the Talmud also wrestled with. Together, we will explore some of the rabbinic perspectives on this question, and examine how they can inform our thinking around power and authority in 2018.
About Yaffa Epstein
Yaffa Epstein serves as the Director of Education, North America for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. She received Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshivat Maharat and holds a Law Degree from Bar-Ilan University. Yaffa has been a teacher of Talmud, Jewish law, and Liturgy at Pardes for over a decade, and has served as the Director of the Beit Midrash at the Dorot Fellowship in Israel. She has taught Talmud and Jewish Law at Yeshivat Maharat, The Drisha Institute, and The Wexner Heritage Program. Yaffa has lectured at Limmud Events around the world, has written curriculum for the Global Day of Jewish Learning and has created innovative educational programming for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life.
Yaffa Epstein is in Sydney as a guest of Limmud. Yom Limmud Sydney will be taking place on Sunday 17 June. Visit www.shalom.edu.au/LIMMUD to view the full program.
About Sarah Charak
Sarah Charak studied Tanach, Talmud and Jewish philosophy at Midreshet Lindenbaum, Jerusalem, and has worked in educational roles for Bnei Akiva and the Zionist Youth Council. She is now an Arts/Law student at the University of Sydney and Chair of Yom Limmud Sydney 2018. Sarah loves coffee, Bondi beach, and Talmudic stories.