Workshop: Through the journey of your name

by | Dec 1, 2022 | What’s Happening

Monday, December 12, 12 pm, Simon Family JCC

Inspired by the book, Malkah’s Notebook: A Journey into the Mystical Aleph Bet, this hands-on workshop will take participants on a mystical journey through the letters of their name when spelled in Hebrew. The workshop is offered by United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Konikoff Center for Learning.

After a short introduction by Mira Z. Amiras, author of Malka’s Notebook, participants will investigate the Kabbalistic approach to the letters that make up their name when written in Hebrew. Then, they will work with local artist, Sharon Serbin, to illustrate their name in a meaningful way.

Amiras was raised on her father’s tales of the Hebrew Aleph-Bet letters and their role in the creation of the universe. She has taught Jewish mysticism, magic, and folklore, along with many other topics in Jewish and Islamic Studies and the anthropology of religion.

Registration, which is required, is $12. Lunch is included. To register or learn more, visit or contact Sierra Lautman at

Illustrations from Malkah’s Notebook will be on exhibit in the Leon Family Gallery at the Simon Family JCC, through December. The workshop will begin with a tour of the gallery exhibit.