Rabbinical Schools, Education Programs and Beit Midrash Studies
Whether in workshops or performance, Moving Torah approaches traditional text study with depth, but in an innovative way. This makes it a wonderful match for any upper level Jewish studies program.
Moving Torah gives teachers and learners unique opportunities to engage with Jewish texts personally, intellectually and kinesthetically. This experiential learning methodology enables learners to inhabit a text, become its characters and appreciate nuances and perspectives within the text that might not otherwise be obvious to a reader. Andrea provided our education students with valuable tools for teaching texts through movement which can be used in a variety of formal and informal educational settings.
Dr. Miriam Heller Stern, Dean, The Graduate Center for Education at American Jewish University
Andrea made the midrash come alive through dance and encouraged a talented group of rabbinical students to explore their own possibilities for the creative transmission of ancient texts in a modern idiom. Her presentations in class, with the participation of our students, powerfully demonstrated that dance can communicate and that people can learn and experience in new ways. Andrea's presentations to the entire student body and faculty welcomed all of us into her creative process.
Rabbi Lewis M. Barth, Professor Emeritus of Midrash and Related Literature and former Dean, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles
The Beit Midrash is transformed during (and after) Andrea Hodos' performance of Cutting My Hair in Jerusalem. Andrea has a unique talent in inspiring Jewish learners to see their studies as something found not only in the mind, but in one's entire self.
Rabbi Aaron Alexander, Associate Dean, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
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