Superman is Jewish?

December 5, 2021, 11:00 am

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With Rabbi Elyse Wechterman

Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a nice yeshiva bocher?!

Let’s look at the Jewish history of Superman, He-man and many of te classic superheroes and what that tells us about Jewish fears, hopes and longings.

Rabbi Elyse Wechterman, self-proclaimed geek, will share of the history of American superheroes and explore their connection to Jewish folklore and history.

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Rabbi Elyse Wechterman came to the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association as Executive Director in the fall of 2015. During her tenure she created the Office of Rabbinic Career Development to serve the professional needs of rabbis in any field of work. She has also spearheaded a revised communications strategy and a renewed partnership with the movement’s rabbinical college and national association. As one of the founding faculty at Camp Havaya, she has served on the summer faculty for many years.

Before coming to the RRA, Rabbi Wechterman served as spiritual leader of Congregation Agudas Achim in Attleboro, Massachusetts from 2001 to June of 2014. Additionally, she has taught at the college and adult level in many settings and worked broadly with children and families with special needs to create inclusive communities for Jews of all abilities and backgrounds. She also previously worked for the national movement as Director of Congregational Services and consulted with congregations throughout the movement on governance, growth, staffing and other congregational issues.

A graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Rabbi Wechterman brings an open and inclusive approach to teaching Jewish life and traditions. She is committed to empowering Jews and fellow travelers on their individual and unique Jewish journeys. In addition to rabbinic ordination, Rabbi Wechterman holds a BA in International Relations and BS in Journalism from Boston University.