Dr. Avivah Zornberg: Becoming Ruth

By The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center (other events)

Wednesday, May 20 2020 10:30 AM 11:45 AM EDT

I Am a Stranger: Becoming Ruth with Dr. Avivah Zornberg

Now offered via Zoom! 

Wednesday, May 20

NEW TIME! 10:30 AM


The tale of Ruth is taught as the archetypal story of love, loyalty and reward. But who was this Moabite woman who married a Jewish man, moved to Bethlehem with her mother-in-law and became the ancestor of royalty?

How did Ruth find her way into a foreign, unwelcoming culture and religious tradition? What did destiny have to do with her journey — and how does destiny come about?

Join us for another fascinating talk with the rock star of Torah study as she explores Ruth as a stranger. 


There are two ways to enter our virtual classroom:

1.   The way which will allow you to ask questions through typed messages - is via Zoom. You can very simply download Zoom to your computer or tablet at (we suggest that you take care of downloading Zoom prior to the start of the course). Then, at the time of the seminar, just copy this link into your browser:

2.   If you are looking for a simpler way to watch and listen, you can livestream the class from Temple Emanu-El’s website by copying this link into your browser:


We are happy to offer these webinars for free in these challenging times and hope you enjoy them. If you would like to make a contribution to support our efforts, you can click here, thank you:




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