The United Jewish Center Presents A Virtual Discussion
The United Jewish Center Presents
A Virtual Discussion
Adam Sol and Rabbi Felicia Sol:
“The Hill We Climb,” by Amanda Gorman
Poetry, Exegesis, and Imagining a
On Sunday, June 6th, 2021, at 5 PM, United Jewish Center, Danbury Connecticut is proud and honored to present Adam Sol, MFA, PhD, and Rabbi Felicia Sol, the son and daughter of long-time UJC members Richard and Roberta Sol. They will explore “Poetry, Exegesis, and Imagining a Better World.” They will share their expertise using Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem “The Hill We Climb” to illustrate both the powerful images of poetry and the Jewish spiritual connection to enable us to build a better world.
There is no charge to join. The program will be available on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Adam is a poet, writer, and teacher. He has published one book of essays, four books of poetry, and the fifth book of poetry to be published by ECW Press in Fall 2021. Adam is the Coordinator of the Creative Expression and Society Program at the University of Toronto’s Victoria College. He and his wife Rabbi Yael Spalansky and three sons live in Toronto.
Rabbi Felicia Sol has served as a rabbi at B’nai Jeshurun, New York City, since 2001. She is the first woman to serve as a rabbi in this congregation in its almost 200-year history. She created the B’nai Jeshurun family Shabbat prayer book, received the 2005 Pacesetter Award, served on the board of Bend the Arc for 15 years, and is a member of the Rabbinic Council of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice. Rabbi Sol and her son and daughter live on the Upper West Side of New York.
Both Adam and Felicia grew up and were active in the UJC community through their teen years. They look forward to presenting their first program together “back home” as much as we are excited to learn from their expertise.