workshops &
speaking engagements

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Workshops & Speaking Engagements

I invite you to delve into the layers of meaning in your name through my exploratory workshops.

I lead workshops for:

  • Individuals and families
  • B’not/B’nai mitzvah
  • Synagogue groups- adult, youth and intergenerational
  • Senior residences and community centers
  • Camps and afterschool programs
  • Businesses and nonprofit organizations
Explore bringing me to your school, synagogue, other organization to engage and inspire your community members. 
Or schedule a time to work one-on-one with me and I will guide you through the process of writing/creating the Story of your Name.

Name Pasuk Workshops

In addition to the meaningful artwork that I create with a person’s name and their pasuk/verse, I travel to communities to speak about this tradition and lead workshops that fully engage participants in the process of exploring their Jewish identity through the name pasuk. Participants find meaning and connection to their Hebrew names, learn about the tradition of the name pasuk and select and creatively translate their name p’sukim. These workshops are available for small groups, around 15-30 participants, customizable to your community. 

Intergenerational Workshop for B’nai Mitzvah and parent/grandparent: This workshop is a meaningful addition to the curriculum for the year of preparation for becoming b’nai mitzvah and can be held with youth alone, or in an intergenerational setting with their parents or other significant adult in their life.  It is also very relevant for the confirmation year, or adult b’nai mitzvah.

Art Midrash Workshops

Art midrash workshops give students the opportunity to engage their artistic senses in the process of creating a visual, musical or written midrash connecting their name and their pasuk to themselves. Create visual midrash and write your own story about discovering the deeper meaning and soul connection to one’s name.

For larger groups of adults, I offer a 45 to 90 minute presentations, depending on your community’s needs, with a slideshow of my artwork, the history of the name pasuk, and significance of personal and biblical names.

Join these dynamic organizations who have already experienced my workshops and/or speaking presentations:

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