5 2015

JFB Program "Esther and Vashti: Speaking Truth to Power"

1:00PM - 2:30PM  

This Federation event will be held at Congregation Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x 15

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires will present "Esther and Vashti: Speaking Truth to Power" with Rabbi Jodie Gordon, assistant Rabbi and Educator at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire.  Is Esther the only heroine of the Purim story?  Though Esther and Vashti's stories never intersect in Megillat Esther, the stories of these two women weave a vibrant portrayal of women's voices in our tradition.  Explore the Purim story using Hebrew text, modern interpretation, and feminist commentaries.  Cost $3.