Readers of our newsletter may be familiar with Joelle, our poet-in-residence this year. Each week, she writes a poem in response to the weekly haftarah (prophetic) portion as an ongoing epic. In these poems, she transports us to a surreal world where the character she creates struggles with, for, and against God in direct thematic conversation with the language and story of the weeks’ reading.
On Sunday, Nov. 27 at 10 AM PST on Zoom and livestream, Joelle will be reading selections of her work, explaining her writing process, and exploring her inspirations for it with Rabbi Zach Golden, followed by a Q and A.
Joelle is from LA and lives in Tel Aviv, where she is writing her MA thesis on the mystic element in Mina Loy’s poetry at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Soon she’ll be joining the team at Breaking the Silence, an Israeli peace advocacy organization. She will be someone who you will undoubtedly hear more from in years to come.