Jewish Center & Federation
of the Twin Tiers
Elmira - Corning - Watkins Glen - Waverly - Sayre

Story Matters:  We have a story, we are a story

Eileen Pollack will lead a series of three classes for adults on Thursday evenings during October and November. The topic is “Story Matters:  We Have a Story, We Are a Story,” and the dates are October 19 and 26, and November 2.

She asks:
  • What happens when we take matters into our own hands?
  • What do we do when life seems unfair?
The stories of our ancestors, she says, can help us connect with the Eternal and discover where we are on our spiritual journeys. 

Each session will focus on different characters and their stories:

October 19—Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar, and the birth of Isaac and Ishmael.
October 26—Isaac and Rebekah, and the birth of Jacob and Esau.
November 2—Jacob, Rachel, and Leah, and the birth and beginning of the twelve tribes of Israel.

Eileen Pollack is a master teacher, storyteller, and guide. She holds a Master of Arts in Theology and has been teaching for 15 years.  Courses include:  Life Issues, World Religions, Moral Issues, Social Justice, The Bible, and   Theology & Film — a course she developed.  She has given many presentations, workshops, and retreats using story in its many forms to illustrate the teaching. 

A native of New York City, she lives in West Elmira, and is currently in her third year ofteaching in the Jewish Community School.

The classes will meet at Congregation Kol Ami at 7:00 p.m. Eileen promises that the storytelling sessions which will be educational, reflective, and interactive (with a bit of humor).