Shoshana Litman, acclaimed Maggidah and storyteller, will be the first speaker in the series. (Provided by Kolot Mayim Reform Temple)

Shoshana Litman, acclaimed Maggidah and storyteller, will be the first speaker in the series. (Provided by Kolot Mayim Reform Temple)

Jewish temple hosts virtual six-part speaker series focusing on ‘building bridges’

The first talk takes place on Nov. 1

A local Jewish temple is offering a virtual event aiming to ‘build bridges’ through language, song and story.

Kolot Mayim Reform Temple, on Shelbourne Street, hosts a six-part series of speakers starting on Nov. 1 and running until May.

Shoshana Litman, acclaimed Maggidah and storyteller, will be the first speaker in the series and will touch on building Jewish culture through stories and songs.

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“I’m excited to explore how traditional and contemporary stories and songs continue to influence Jewish culture,” Litman said, adding that she plans to demonstrate this trend with the story of how she became Canada’s first ordained Maggidah, which is a female Jewish storyteller and teacher. Litman will be available to answer questions after her presentation.

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The virtual talks are held on the first Sunday of every month leading up until May, excluding April. Kolot Mayim Reform Temple has been active for 20 years and this is the third time its offered this speaker series.

For more information on registration visit kolotmayimreformtemple.com.


 

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