You are here

Share Share Share Share Share Share Share

Susan Landau

Susan Landau studies in the rabbinical program at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She is a full-time student, a part-time teacher, and a new New Yorker.

Blog posts

Susan Landau

Learning and teaching bat mitzvah: It goes both ways

“But there’s so much to learn!” This is the traditional lament of every bat mitzvah girl I have tutored, and I’m sure it escaped my lips a few times when I was preparing for my own bat mitzvah as well. Between the prayers, the Torah portion, the Haftarah, the d’var Torah, and everything else a bat mitzvah entails, there is no doubt that in becoming a bat mitzvah there is quite a lot to learn. But I would like to offer an alternative framework: the bat mitzvah girl not as a learner, but as a teacher.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. " Susan Landau ." (Viewed on November 24, 2014) <http://jwa.org/blog/author/susan-landau>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Sign Up for JWA eNews

 

Poll

Which topics pique your interest on the JWA blog?

Twitter

1 day
TOday in 1847, American women mark death of British author Grace Aguilar http://t.co/8MrPjrvujK
2 days
Today in 1978, Dianne Feinstein's career was changed by violence http://t.co/pYHLXRL88F
3 days
Today in 1935, Rebekah Kohut was honored for fifty years of communal activism http://t.co/I3hEwyZaZG