The Hebrew Bible: A Jewish Perspective for Christian Listeners (A Lenten Teaching Series)

Jason GainesThis class will study significant texts from the Hebrew Bible from both historical and modern Jewish perspectives. We will consider new interpretations of well-known stories from the Torah/Pentateuch, also exploring the Priestly sacrificial system, prophetic visions of social justice, and poetic mythologies. We will discuss what the HB meant for Jews 2,700 years ago, and how these texts remain alive in Judaism today.

Jason Gaines, PhD, is a professor of Hebrew Bible at Tulane University, where he is also Undergraduate Director of Jewish Studies. He is co-chair of Jewish Pride New Orleans, an LGBTQ social action organization. He lives in the French Quarter.

There will be five classes Wednesdays March 1-29. Our program will include an abbreviated Eucharist to start followed by Lenten light meal to go along with our class discussion and teaching.

We strongly invite you to inquire about sharing this wonderful opportunity with your own congregation as a partner with Saint Anna’s. Further, we would welcome the opportunity to offer your church as one of the host churches for this great opportunity.

If you or your congregation would like to enroll or have a further discussion please contact Fr. Bill at (504) 947-2121 or