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Evan Wolkenstein

M. Evan Wolkenstein is a high school teacher and author of YA novel Turtle Boy (Random House, May 2020). He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Hebrew University, and the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies. His work can be found in The Forward, Tablet Magazine,  The Washington Post, Engadget, My Jewish Learning, and BimBam. He lives with his wife and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area.   Twitter: @evanwolkenstein Instagram: @evanwolkenstein

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November 2020

Heroes with Mishegas (Issues): Biblical Characters and Their Complex – Fall 2020

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 thru Tuesday, December 1, 2020
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Educator: Evan Wolkenstein
$90 – $150

True heroes are hard to come by in today’s morally complex world. We turn to the ancient texts of our People to find heroes we can emulate, role models we can look up to. As it turns out, when we read our texts closely, many of our most beloved fore-bearers are complex, flawed -- in other words, they have serious mishegas. How can we understand our Biblical “heroes’” inner worlds in a way that can shed light on our own…

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