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Ghosts, Graveyards, and Golems: Magic in Judaism

Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 7:30–8:30 pm

In Person (Lese Lobby) & Virtual (Zoom and Facebook Livestream)

This program has been rescheduled from its earlier October date. Join us for a belated celebration of magic!

While Halloween isn’t a Jewish holiday, there's no shortage of monsters, magic, and mysticism in Jewish folklore. Join Rabbi Rachael Pass this Spooky Season to delve into ghosts, golems, and other eerie occurrences and figures from the supernatural world lurking within Jewish text and tradition. We’ll also learn some folkloric practices for protecting ourselves against haunting and possession, and the beliefs behind these rituals. 

Rabbi Rachael Pass is a queer, feminist, Brooklyn-based rabbi. She was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2021, and has her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. Rabbi Rachael has written extensively on Jewish views of abortion, creative Jewish rituals including reclaiming mikveh, the ritual bath, and feminist Jewish thought and theology. She is passionate about intersectional feminism and reading as many books as she can get her hands on!