11 2020

YAD – The Jew in You: Jews and Sex – It’s a Mitzvah, Not a Headache

6:30PM - 7:30PM  


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The Jew in You is the Young Adult Division’s (YAD) new educational initiative exploring all things Jewish and Jew-ish. This offering is specific for people under the age of 40.

The Jew In You delves deep into the topics most relevant to living and growing as a young Jewish adult today. This monthly series brings together Jewish thought leaders, educators, rabbis, and experts in a variety of fields for stimulating presentations and interactive discussions.

Please join us at 6:30 pm on Thursday once a month for an eclectic array of topics. Have a topic in mind that you’d like to learn more about? We would love to hear your thoughts!


Samantha Silverman: Jews and Sex – It’s a Mitzvah, Not a Headache 

Thu, June 11 // 6:30 pm

This class will unpack the prevalent pop culture stereotype, examine customs and traditions (Mikvah, Taharat HaMishpacha), and see what the texts (Torah, Talmud, and Kabbalah) have to say about intimacy and the act itself. 

Samantha Silverman has worked as a Jewish educator for over a decade. She currently works as a director of Camp Haverim. She received her BA in Jewish Studies and Hebrew Literature from UCLA and her MA in Religious Studies with an emphasis on Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism from Yale.

RSVP to Ruby Vargeson at rvargeson@sbjf.org for Zoom info.