Hannah Raises Her Voice with Alicia Jo Rabins

Cover art by Uri Berkowitz for "Hannah Raises Her Voice," a lesson plan from the "Girls in Trouble" curriculum by Alicia Jo Rabins.

JWA is thrilled to be partnering with Alicia Jo Rabins, writer, composer, performer, and Jewish educator, to present her new curriculum based on her song cycle about Biblical women, Girls in Trouble. During this online learning program, Alicia introduces the curriculum, and focuses specifically on her lesson about Hannah. “Hannah Raises Her Voice” focuses on the moment when Hannah, in despair over her inability to conceive a child, turns to prayer. She asks God directly for what she needs, and by asking, she changes her life. Participants consider how Hannah’s actions might resonate with challenging moments in our own lives – and how Hannah might inspire us to transform difficult situations through the power of asking for help. Alicia leads participants through some of the activities featured in the lesson, and, in addition, plays and sings her song about Hannah, live!

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Hannah Raises Her Voice with Alicia Jo Rabins." (Viewed on May 18, 2024) <http://jwa.org/teach/profdev/webinars/2016/hannah-raises-her-voice>.