Interpreting Jewish Texts through Drama in the Classroom

Interpreting Jewish Texts through Drama in the Classroom
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Etta Abramson

Teacher, Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan, Mechon Hadar and Drisha Institute

How can drama help bring the stories of the Torah to life. Etta Abramson invites us to use acting in the classroom as a way to help students internalize, communicate, and empathize with the message of Jewish te... See more

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Etta   Abramson, 

Teacher, Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan, Mechon Hadar and Drisha Institute

Etta Abramson is a Jewish educator, theater artist and ritual consultant, dedicated to connecting her students both intellectually and emotionally to Jewish literacy and ritual. Etta is pursuing MA degrees in Midrash and Jewish Education at JTS, where she is as Botwinick Graduate Fellow awarded for her work in Jewish pluralism. Etta currently teaches at Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan, Mechon Hadar and Drisha Institute. She is a Wexner Fellow and a trained actress and vocalist.