Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

Spiritual Writing and Sacred Resilience

Taught by Lisa Feld

Sundays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
5 sessions, starting February 28, 2021.
Online class via Zoom. Registration Required.

In this five-week course, we will read ancient and modern stories of biblical characters, imagine what drove them, and use writing prompts to reflect on how their challenges mirror our own. The writing prompts will give us opportunities to reimagine biblical stories through fiction or poetry, and to journal about our own experiences. We will focus on characters who struggled with resilience after devastating setbacks: the ones who despaired, the ones who fought, and the ones who found reasons to celebrate and ways to keep going. Each hour-long session will be focused on reading and writing together, but I will also be available for 30 minutes after each session for those who want to discuss the craft of writing.


This class qualifies for the “Bible, Rabbinics, and Philosophy” categories of the Chochmat Lev, A Learned Heart Certificate.

To join us, please register with the form below, and the Zoom link will be shared in your confirmation email. Contact Brigid Goggin with any questions at

Meet the Instructor: Lisa Batya Feld

Lisa Batya Feld is a third-year rabbinical student at Hebrew College and an educator at Temple Israel’s Religious School. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Colorado State University and spent several years writing biographies of Jewish women for the Jewish Women’s Archive in Brookline. Her short story “Fracture” won Prairie Schooner’s Glenna Luschei Award, and she is currently working on multiple novels.

Class Registration:

The Center for Adult Jewish Learning follows a “Pay What You Can” model for registration. To register for this class, please select “Add” for each attendee you wish to register at the pricing level of your choice, then click “Proceed to Payment” to complete registration.

“Pay What You Can” Registration Details:
-Standard Registration is set at $25 per class session.
-Supporter Registration is set at $35 per class session. This level is for those who are able to contribute more to help keep our programs accessible for all.
-Reduced Registration is set at $10 per session. This level is for those who wish to participate but may find the Standard Registration fee prohibitive.

We also offer scholarships. To learn more about scholarships, or to register for this class by phone and/or pay by check, please contact Brigid Goggin at