Reading What We Love


July 28, 2023


12:00 PM - 01:00 PM EDT




Join us online on Friday, July 28 at 12:00 p.m. ET for an hour-long interactive session as we learn about PaRDes, a spiritual practice of close reading, and how we can use it as a way to get deep meaning from any text we love. We will talk a bit about what it means to treat the things we love as sacred, and practice together with one of Vanessa's favorite texts, Pride and Prejudice.

This session is free and open to all as part of our Spiritual Practice Lab, hosted by the Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Israel of Boston.

Register to join. Contact Brigid Goggin at with questions.

Vanessa Zoltan has a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis, an MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MDiv from Harvard Divinity School. She is the CEO and Founder of Not Sorry Productions, which produces the podcasts Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, Twilight in Quarantine, and Hot & Bothered. She also runs pilgrimages and walking tours exploring sacred reading and writing and is the author of Praying with Jane Eyre; Reflections on reading as a sacred practice.

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