Making Torah, Baking Bread, Building Community
Rabbis Linda Motzkin and Jonathan Rubenstein

Photo by Emma Dodge Hanson
Rabbis Linda Motzkin and Jonathan Rubenstein

Bread and Torah is inspired by the passage in the Mishna, Pirke Avot 3:17: Without bread [literally “flour”], there is no Torah; without Torah there is no bread.

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Affirming the importance of both spiritual and physical sustenance in Jewish life, Bread and Torah Programs are creative, hands-on learning experiences that combine traditional Jewish scribal arts and bread making with Jewish spiritual teachings and practices

We have brought Bread and Torah all over the country and the world. In addition to 14 states, St. Thomas, and Washington, D.C., we have been to WUPJ communities in New Zealand, Chile, Hungary, and Poland. We have been hosted twice by the Jewish Community of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and in Nov-Dec of 2019 we had a three-week residency at Temple Israel, the Progressive Jewish Congregation of Cape Town, South Africa.

Click here for a list of recent and upcoming programs, and here for responses to our programs.

 Bread and Torah is supported by Temple Sinai, Saratoga Springs, NY, and many generous friends and allies.

Rabbi Linda Motzkin
Soferet (scribe) 
  Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein
Bread Maker

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