How Jewish Storytelling Shapes the Religious Imagination

Date: Jul 11, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sponsor: Online Learning | Public Lectures and Events

Location: Online

Category: Livestream Public Lectures & Events

B’Khol Dor Va Dor: How Jewish Storytelling Shapes the Religious Imagination and Orients us in Time and Space

Part of our summer learning series: Stories and Storytelling

Monday, July 11, 2022, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

With Rabbi Mychal Springer, Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and Adjunct Professor, JTS  

When we tell the story of coming out of Egypt, it is not a story of then and there; it is a story of here and now. We ourselves came out of Egypt. The eternal immediacy of the telling invites us to understand our lives inside the timelessness of Jewish experience. We will explore the drama of living in this story enriched by narrative theory that helps us understand the redemptive role that sacred stories can play in our lives.

Please register for the Stories and Storytelling series in order to receive the Zoom link for this series.  Once you register for the Stories and Storytelling series, your registration admits you to all sessions in this series, and you may attend as many sessions as you’d like. 

About Rabbi Mychal Springer

Rabbi Mychal B. Springer is the manager of Clinical Pastoral Education at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She was the founding director of the Center for Pastoral Education at The Jewish Theological Seminary, which she ran from 2009 to 2019. Prior to that she was associate dean and director of Field Education of The Rabbinical School at JTS, where she held the Helen Fried Kirshblum Goldstein Chair in Professional and Pastoral Skills. She received an MA in Judaic Studies and was ordained at JTS in 1992, and she received her BA from Yale College in 1987. Mychal is a Certified Educator in ACPE: The Standard of Spiritual Care & Education, and she is a certified Jewish chaplain in Neshama: the Association of Jewish Chaplains. Mychal lives in Manhattan with her husband, Jonathan Rosen, and their daughters, Ariella and Avital.


Stories and Storytelling 

Join JTS scholars to explore a selection of stories drawn from ancient, rabbinic, medieval, and modern Jewish literature. We will consider the power of shared stories and how they transmit values, norms, culture, and information, bringing Jews together across time and space.