In this course we will learn about the lives and contributions of three heroic women who served the Jewish people in different and outstanding ways: girls’-education pioneer Sarah Schenirer, poet and paratrooper Hannah Senesh, singer and composer Naomi Shemer and Prime Minister Golda Meir. Through reading their own writings, we will explore their historical contexts and the challenges they faced, and seek insight into their respective thought processes and passions. We will also examine the impact of their resilience and fortitude on the Jewish people and the world at large. Along the way, we will also explore the questions of what heroism looks like, and how we too might demonstrate bravery to meet the challenges of our own time.
Sarah Rindner taught English Literature at Lander College for Women prior to making aliyah with her family in 2019. She writes frequently on Jewish and literary topics and is a regular contributor to Mosaic Magazine and the Jewish Review of Books. She has degrees in English Literature from Stern College and Columbia University and studied for a year at Midreshet Lindenbaum.
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Courses in our special learning campaign are open to anyone in the community who registers at no cost. The Q&A will be reserved for current high-school students.