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The Illustrated Pirkei Avot: Learning from our Sages and from Each Other with Jessica Tamar Deutsch

Free admission with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets.

Join illustrator Jessica Tamar Deutsch for a group study session using her new book, The Illustrated Pirkei Avot: A Graphic Novel of Jewish Ethics. The Illustrated Pirkei Avot is a complete English translation of six chapters of Mishna, accompanied by more than a hundred pages of hand drawn illustrations. This visual commentary makes for accessible and deep learning for those new to Mishna and provides a fresh perspective for those with any amount of experience with Jewish text study. In addition to leading study, Deutsch will discuss her process in creating a contemporary Jewish text. 

Jessica Tamar Deutsch is a New York based visual artist. She earned her BFA in illustration at Parson’s School of Design and completed residencies with Art Kibbutz and the Brandeis Collegiate Institute. Deutsch's work explores the meeting points of Jewish spirituality and contemporary culture. The Illustrated Pirkei Avot: A Graphic Novel of Jewish Ethics began as her senior thesis project and is currently available in print.

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Community High School of the Bay

Earlier Event: February 6
North Bay Youth Professionals Network
Later Event: February 11
Yom Iyun / Day of Learning