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Andrea Kamens

Kitah Vav Teacher

Andrea Kamens (she/her/hers) is excited to return to Dorshei for her fifth year. She and her husband have been living in Boston for over 25 years and have five children. Andrea is a storyteller and teaching artist who’s on the board of The Story Space in Somerville, MA, a weekly venue started 29 years ago by the late Brother Blue and his wife Ruth Edmonds Hill to allow for the sacred task of listening to all people. During the pandemic, she helped found and now runs Youth Standing Strong Camp, an online storytelling camp that connects kids and mentors from around the world. She’ll be bringing her passion for Torah text, prayer, puns, and deep connections to Kitah Vav on Sundays, tefillah on Tuesdays, and as school storyteller. She loves invitations to the beach in all seasons!

Adah Hetko

Kitah Vav Co-Teacher

Adah Hetko (she/her/hers) is looking forward to returning for her third year at Dorshei Tzedek! Adah has designed and delivered educational programming in a variety of settings including Vassar College’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Contemplative Practice, Baltimore Yearly Meeting camps and the Yiddish Book Center. She is also a Yiddish singer, songwriter, and dance leader active in the local and international Yiddish cultural scenes. This year Adah will be Kitah Zayin Co-Teacher, Tefillah tutor, music specialist and Young Family Programs songleader.

Curriculum Overview

Introduction to Prophets and Rabbis: Picking up at the end of the Torah, this class introduces students to a selection of stories from the Prophets with a view towards perspectives on leadership and justice. The fall focuses on the Israelite experience entering the land of Israel, including pictures of centralized religious life at the Temple. In the spring, the class is introduced to rabbinic figures and the transformation of Jewish spiritual orientation in the rabbinic period post-Temple. Following the theme of leadership, Kitah Vav students and their grown ups will have family programming with Earnest and Rabbi Toba about the B’nei Mitzvah process.

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Mon, September 27 2021 21 Tishrei 5782