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Andrea Kamens

Kitah Vav Lead Teacher

Andrea Kamens is excited to return to Dorshei for her fourth year and to have another year teaching the Prophets for Kitah Vav. She is a storyteller, mom, and community volunteer. She graduated from Boston University, spent a year living and studying in Israel, and has been living in Brighton for over 20 years. She and her husband have five children. She is on the board of The Story Space in Somerville, MA (now on Zoom), a venue started 28 years ago by the late Brother Blue and his wife Ruth Edmonds Hill to allow for the sacred task of telling all genres of story and listening to all people. Brother Blue said a story came from the middle of me to the middle of the middle of you; that’s what and how Andrea tries to teach. No one is too young or too old to listen to others and to voice their own truth.

Adah Hetko

Kitah Vav Co-Teacher

Adah Hetko is excited to return to the Dorshei Tzedek community and get to know all of the Kitah Vav students. Adah has a master’s in Jewish Studies from Indiana University and she recently completed a fellowship year at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. Adah is also active in the Yiddish cultural world as a singer, songwriter and dance leader.

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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Thu, June 17 2021 7 Tammuz 5781