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Monday, February 18 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Animating Elkanah

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Biblical texts are “deliciously” terse. While it can be frustrating not to know what a character’s intentions are “supposed to be,” it can be tremendously liberating, as well. As readers, we are charged with visualizing how a character speaks, what s/he looks like, and ultimately, what is going on. Join us for a short text study, discussion, and some interpretive drawing as we explore Elkanah's response to Hannah's barrenness in the book of Shmuel.

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Russel Neiss

Equally fluent in Yiddish and Javascript, Russel Neiss is a Jewish educator, technologist and coder. Russel began his career as an itinerant Jewish educator in the deep South and has worked in a variety of educational settings including day schools, supplemental schools, museums and archives. He is the Director of Educational Technology for G-dcast where he develops apps and other interactive content to raise Jewish literacy and help educators... Read More →

Monday February 18, 2013 11:15am - 12:30pm
Boardroom II ballroom level