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Connect and Create: WRJ and Lilith Salon and Writing Workshop

July 30, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

Get your creative writing juices flowing with incoming Executive Director of Women of Reform Judaism Rabbi Liz Hirsch and Sarah Seltzer, Executive Editor at Lilith, for a salon conversation and writing workshop. We will write together based on prompts, share our experiences, and leave inspired and ready to put our pens to paper this summer!

The conversation will jump off from Sarah Seltzer’s story “Ironing” in Lilith’s brand new fiction anthology, Frankly Feminist: Short Stories by Jewish Women, but ABSOLUTELY NO PREPARATION is required. Just bring your willingness to write!  Advance registration encouraged.


Rabbi Liz P.G. Hirsch ’15 is Executive Director of Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), a role she has held since 2023. WRJ is the women’s empowerment affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism. Previously, Hirsch was the rabbi of Temple Anshe Amunim in Pittsfield, MA. Hirsch writes frequently on social justice, spiritual practice, and trends in Jewish life, with recent chapters included in The Social Justice Torah Commentary (CCAR Press, 2021) and Prophetic Voices: Renewing and Reimagining Haftarah (CCAR Press, 2023). She was ordained at HUC-JIR in New York. In recognition of her academic and leadership achievements, she was honored as a Wexner Graduate Fellow, a Tisch Fellow, and a WRJ Scholar during rabbinical school. She completed her undergraduate education at Brown University with a degree in Environmental Studies. Rabbi Hirsch lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband, Rabbi Neil P.G. Hirsch, and their two children.

Sarah Seltzer is the executive editor of Lilith magazine and a widely-published writer and writing teacher. Her debut novel, The Singer Sisters, will be published by Flatiron press in 2024.

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