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Midrashim (Jewish Folktales) in Genesis

  • University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell Avenue San Antonio, TX, 78212 United States (map)

Dates: Two Tuesdays, Jan. 24 and 31
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Tuition: $25
Enrollment: 12 min./30 max.
Register By: Jan. 17

Midrashim (Jewish folktales) are an extremely important part of the Jewish religion, being stories which expand upon the Biblical text to better explain its meaning. A midrash may be derived from ambiguous actions or alternate meanings of words or even a
different interpretation of the Biblical story, all for the purpose of further insight into the text. Learn more about midrashim from the Book of Genesis.
Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham joined Congregation Agudas Achim as Senior Rabbi in July, 2014. He previously served for three years as Senior Rabbi at Cong. Sons of Israel in Nyack, New York. He was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary and received a Master’s in Jewish Education as well as double Bachelor’s degrees in Jewish Studies and Hebrew Letters. He trained as a community organizer with JOIN for Justice and is a Professional Affiliate with the Jewish Outreach Institute to reach out to interfaith families.