Aquarian Minyan Author Series

Tuesday, May 16th, 7:30-9:30 pm, Aquarian Minyan Author Night with Andrew Ramer at St. John's Fireside Room
St. John's Church in the Fireside Room • 2727 College Ave, Berkeley

Join us as Andrew presents his book: Torah Told Different: Stories for a Pan/Poly/Post-Denominational World

Light refreshments will be served.
Doors open at 7PM
$20-$10 donation to The Aquarian Minyan requested. No one turned away for lack of funds. For more information, please contact Benjamin Gramer at (310) 779-3910

What Dorothy discovered in Oz and Alice discovered in Wonderland you'll discover here: a parallel reality where a third temple rose and fell in antiquity, women were ordained in the fifth century CE, and alternate sages and texts ripple in and out of the ones we know from history.

"Part memoir, part deep dive into text, and part wild invention, Andrew Ramer's stories captivate, instruct, and always, always delight." --David Wolpe, Rabbi; Author of David: The Divided Heart

"Andrew Ramer has produced a lucid, beautifully crafted work of extraordinary imagination and learning. Reading in-between the lines of biblical and post-biblical texts, he opens these up in ways whimsical and earnest, and consistently compelling.” --Steven J. Zipperstein, Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History, Stanford University

"This masterful work invites each of us to discover, dream, dance, and sing new Torah, new truth, revealing new sources of strength for living in our magnificent, complex, challenging, heartbreaking, beautiful world." --Sue Levi Elwell, Rabbi, Scholar in Residence, Washington Hebrew Congregation

About the author: Andrew Ramer is the author of Queering the Text: Biblical, Medieval, and Modern Jewish Stories, and a co-author of the international best seller Ask Your Angels. The world’s first ordained interfaith maggid (sacred storyteller), he teaches in the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice at the University of San Francisco.