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About the Instructor:

Laura Seymour has been known by many names throughout her long tenure of 40+ years at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas. Today her official title is Camp Director Emeritus and Director of Jewish Experiential Learning.  Laura writes a weekly column in the Texas Jewish Post and is known as “The Shabbat Lady” she teaches all ages from preschoolers through senior adults at the J. Laura is a Jewish educator for all ages sharing her love and knowledge of Judaism with toddlers to seniors. She makes Jewish learning fun and thought-provoking while remaining accessible to all learners. Laura and her husband Jeff have raised three children in Dallas and have been involved in all aspects of the Jewish community.

People of the (Comic) Book

Wednesdays, February 1st – March 8
Dates: 6 sessions Feb 1,8,15,22 Mar 1,8
Time: 11 am to 12 noon
Faculty: Laura Seymour
Location: JCC Dallas – in person
Tuition: $100 J members/$125 public

About the Course:
In this course, we explore the Jewish roots of comic book characters. The Jewish creators of these characters used knowledge of Torah stories and personal life experiences to develop many superheroes and their stories. We will look at how and why Immigration to America and World War II were catalysts for the creation of the superheroes and answer questions about Comic Books yesterday and today– including the most burning question- Is Superman Jewish?