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Beth El is excited to welcome our 2024 Scholar-in-Residence, Miriam Anzovin, on the weekend of January 20.
Miriam Anzovin is the creator of the #DafReactions series on TikTok, exploring the juxtaposition of pop, nerd, and Jewish culture. Her work encourages her audience to engage with Jewish literature, history, and tradition in creative ways authentic to each individual, no matter their level of knowledge, belief, or observance. Although Anzovin holds a degree in Judaic Studies from the University of Massachusetts, her role in her work is not as a teacher, nor as a rabbi, but rather as a fellow learner on the path of Jewish discovery. Through her videos, writing, and art, she invites others to walk beside her on this journey and connect with Jewish teachings in ways that are relatable and personally meaningful to them.
After morning Shabbat services, at 12:30 pm, Miriam will lead us in a program called “Jewish Texts as Jewish Identity.” Miriam will speak openly about how her life experiences as a formerly Orthodox woman, and now secular Jew, led her to deep emotional engagement with Jewish text study. She will discuss her spiritual journey, Daf Yomi, the genesis of her #DafReactions TikTok videos, and being a “Talmud Influencer” in the public eye.
Join us on Sunday as well for How to Encounter Jewish Texts Using the Miriam Anzovin Method.
Please RSVP for Jewish Texts as Jewish Identity using the form below.