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Rachel Brodie on Yehuda Amichai, 7:30-9:00 pm
May 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 23, 2017
Rachel Brodie – Land Mine: Nationalism & Other Unnatural Disasters In The Poetry Of Yehuda Amichai: Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai ‘s (1924-2000) extensive explorations of land and landscape in their material and metaphorical states are permeated with explosive matters and subversive ideological positions. Join us for a close look at some of Amichai’s poems and a discussion of what happens to an Amichai poem about Jerusalem when it is read in San Francisco or an Amichai poem about San Francisco when it is read in San Francisco.
Rachel Brodie is a Jewish educator who works primarily with adult learners and specializes in designing and facilitating professional development opportunities for other Jewish educators. From 2011 to 2016 she served as the Chief Jewish Officer of the JCC of San Francisco. Prior to that Rachel was the co-founder and Executive Director of Jewish Milestones—a not-for-profit, educational resource for Jewish life cycle ceremonies. Currently, Rachel teaches Jewish literature, history, and ethics at a wide variety of Bay Area institutions and as a scholar-in-residence around the country.
Rachel Brodie — Tuesday @ 7:30 – 9:00 pm, May 2, 9, 16, 23