Adina Kay-Gross

Adina Kay-Gross

Adina Kay-Gross is the Editorial Director at The Covenant Foundation and a Contributing Editor at Adina is also a Writing Consultant at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute for Religion. Adina earned an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University and she offers writing consulting services to a number of Jewish organizations. She blogs regularly for PJ Library and has been published in a several literary magazines as well as in Slate, Tablet, The Jewish Week and The Forward. Adina lives in the suburbs of New York with her husband Jonathan, her twin girls, and her dog, Pretzel.

Blog Posts

Lynne Avadenka in Yeshiva University Museum

Will You Hear My Voice: Artist Lynne Avadenka Revisits Rahel

Adina Kay-Gross

I first heard the lyrics of Zemer Nugeh, a poem by seminal pre-state Israeli poet Rahel, as a 14-year-old at summer camp in the early 90’s. I had no experience with heartbreak or loss, and yet the haunting words affected me. I’d spend the evenings walking through open green fields, kicking up dust at sweaty folk dancing sessions, feeling inspired by nature and Hebrew culture and pining for the summer when I’d get to spend six weeks in Israel.

Topics: Art

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