Explore the lives and formative experiences of some of the most compelling characters who inhabit the Book of Genesis.
Discover and rediscover Jewish tradition through studying these foundational figures – and find out how classical and modern scholars interpret their moving stories. No Hebrew required. Julie will look at familiar, loved Bible characters, men and women, through a veil-lifting lens.
Julie Apfel studied at LSE and is a graduate of the Susi Bradfield Women Educators Fellowship. Her teaching includes at: London School of Jewish Studies; JW3; Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning; office-based Lunch & Learn sessions; and within a range of communities, age groups and settings. Julie also works as a copywriter and editor.
Week 1: 15 October: Abraham: Early adopter, patriarch and pedagogue
Week 2: 22 October: Hagar: Honoured handmaid, deserted and blessed
Week 3: 29 October: Rebekah: Matriarch with a mystical mission
Week 4: 5 November: Rachel: Favoured, focused forbearer
Week 5: 12 November: Jacob: Of struggles, success and serenity
Week 6: 19 November: Judah: Faith, fortitude and forgiveness
Week 7: 26 November: Joseph: From dreamer to visionary statesman