Hannah Moscovitch: A Slifka Center Tea
Wednesday, September 21
Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch has made Jewish experience a major theme in her work. Raised by atheist parents, she grew up attending Hebrew school and temple, and her ﬁrst full-length play, East of Berlin, was inspired by a four-month stay on a kibbutz at age eighteen. Afternoon tea will be served for this intimate conversation between Moscovitch and Rabbi Leah Cohen.
Rabbi Leah Cohen is the Executive Director and Senior Jewish Chaplain at the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale. She received her BA in International Studies, cum laude, from American University in 1982, and earned a MA in International Management from American Graduate School of International Management in 1984. She completed her MA in Hebrew Letters in 1998, was ordained in 2000, and received her Doctor of Ministry in 2015 from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She served as a congregational rabbi for 13 years. Prior to becoming a rabbi, she worked in product management and strategic planning for healthcare companies in the US and Asia for over a decade. She is on the board of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and sits on the Intercultural Aﬀairs Committee at Yale.
Co-sponsored by the Whitney Humanities Center and the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life.