Date(s) - Wednesday, December 16, 2020
8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
We want to be with you this Chanukah!
Come light candles with us at HerTorah on Wednesday 12/16 @ 8:15-9:30pm EST
Join us in Celebrating “Hag HaBanot,” Eid al Benat: A Sephardic Celebration of Womanhood
Join us in exploring the customs of this beautiful North African feminist holiday celebrating women*s friendship and learn about some remarkable Sephardic heroines from our incredible scholars: Rabbi Tsipora Gabai, Tamar Zaken, Maharat Victoria Sutton, and Rabbanit Aliza Sperling
CELEBRATE HAG HABANOT/EID AL BENAT WITH US! Hag HaBanot (translation, “celebration of women”) is a ritual celebration of sisterhood that finds its roots in North African Sephardic communities. We will share some of the customs of this beautiful, feminist holiday celebrating women*s relationships and learn about remarkable Sephardic heroines from our incredible scholars.
AS PART OF OUR HAG HABANOT CELEBRATION, WE WILL TRADITIONALLY WELCOME GIRLS WHO WILL/HAVE BECOME BAT MITZVAH THIS YEAR INTO THIS SPECIAL COMMUNITY OF JEWISH WOMEN! PLEASE INVITE THE FABULOUS YOUNG WOMEN* YOU KNOW SO THAT WE CAN CELEBRATE THEM!
This gathering welcomes women* 10+ and learners of all backgrounds.
Our scholars will share histories of powerful Sephardic women* leaders, along with the rituals and traditions of this North African feminist celebration of Jewish womanhood!
RSVP for Zoom Link + find out more here: www.svivah.org/happenings/hertorah-dec2020
*As always, SVIVAH defines “Jewish woman” as anyone wishing to be included in a circle of Jewish women. If you want to be here, we want you to be here.
HerTorah gathers together a diverse community of Jewish women to connect over our shared heritage, explore our collective wisdom, and elevate our communal experience in learning with and from one another. HerTorah is directed by Rabbanit Aliza Sperling, made possible in part by the Aviv Foundation, and inspired by each one of you.