Bring Me to Your Community

book-signing-webJoin me at a study session or art workshop and discover how an appreciation of Torah can help you flourish and grow. Together we can awaken our souls and learn to appreciate the many blessings in our lives. All sessions are appropriate for teens, as well as interfaith audiences.

Please contact me to schedule a visit to your community.

Study Sessions

Duck Rabbit: Seeing Both Sides of a Story entails a careful examination of  a biblical narrative from an entirely different perspective. Reading stories together with rabbinic commentary, this type of study can be accomplished in a single session or in a series that includes an art workshop (see below). Some favorite stories of participants are:

  • The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11)
  • The Reconciliation of Jacob & Esau (Genesis 33)
  • The Rape of Dinah (Genesis 34)
  • The Abduction of Joseph (Genesis 37)
  • The Burial of Jacob (Genesis 49)
  • Moses Slays the Egyptian (Exodus 2)
  • Miriam & Aaron Talk about Moses (Numbers 12)
  • Pinchas: Hero or Vigilante (Numbers 25)

Art Workshops   (found object sculpture, mixed-media collage, polymer clay)

The Colors of the Haggadah: Illustrate a Moment in the Passover Seder
Found Object Sculpture: Design a 21st Century Tower of Babel
Words of Prayer: Create Handmade Personal Prayer
God is in the Dirt: Illustrate a Favorite Biblical Verse
Making your own Mazel: Create a Jewish Good-Luck Symbol

Book Talks

Awake at the Wheel: How I Engage my Spirit through Pottery
Bashert: Forty Words that Changed my Life
Bubbemeises: True Stories or Stories about Truth?
Compassion in Action: How We Can Repair our World by Loving our Neighbors

In the words of my students and readers:

“Rabbi, I really enjoyed your presentation yesterday morning. I especially appreciated your responses to my comment.”  –Larry (Macon, GA)

“Thank you for working with us! Everybody enjoyed the morning; several people said that they would have loved more time with you.” –Lois (Jacksonville, FL)

“Pamela Gottfried is a delightful linguistic polymath.  She writes for those of any faith because she can make words sing.” —Barbara (Atlanta, GA)