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Timeless Tales, Modern Sensibilities: A deep look at the books of Esther and Ruth

Discover contemporary meaning in timeless texts during this ten-lesson course on the stories in the Scrolls of Esther and Ruth. Explore themes of Jewish identity, gender, God’s role in human affairs, and comedy. Delve into the lives of these two heroic women who changed the course of history, leaving a legacy that influences our lives today.  Topics include The book of Esther as literature, dismissing Vashti, victory and violence, history and destiny and so much more.

Dates:Tuesdays, March 8  – May 23
Time: 10:45 am  -12:15 pm CT
School: Melton
Location: Zoom
Instructor: Laura Seymour
Tuition: $295 includes textbook

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, and first love is Director of Camping Services. Laura writes a weekly column in the Texas Jewish Post and is known as “The Shabbat Lady” and she teaches in Melton School 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.