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Chaya Adler-Poretsky

Yeshivat Maharat

Chaya teaches, coordinates the annual Carlebach shabbaton, and is founder and past director of the Carlebach Chasidic institute. In 2009, she led a nonprofit multi-cultural effort supporting the economic recovery of women in New Orleans. Raised in Mea Shearim, and a relative of Eli Wiesel, Chaya learned with her father Reb Shimon a well-known Talmid Chacham and Mekubal (scholar and mystic). Chaya possesses a beautiful singing voice and has a large repertoire of Chasidic and Yiddish melodies. She is a part of the Yeshivat Maharat program.

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Why Some Sang While Others Danced at the Sea of Reeds

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Referencing the text of the Beis Yaakov from a Chasidic Dynasty and the Zohar (a book of kabbalah), we will explore the miracles of the crossing of the Yam Suf (Sea of Reeds), as well as the power of Shira (song) using Hebrew text that will be discussed in English. The session will include opportunity for singing as well as group discussion.

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