Lily Oster

Year ’09-’10

“The course’s spiritual commitments and supportive community propelled me through my first semester at Pardes, and I believe that the depths we reached in the class also had transformative effects on the Pardes community at large. The material we covered will inform my spiritual life from this point forward; I treasure the meditation, communication, prayer, and visualization tools we learned, and the richness of the practices has cemented my commitment to maintaining a Jewish spiritual and ritual framework in my life. Self, Soul & Text has the capacity to address the spiritual needs of students across the spectrum of Jewish learning and observance; it is an invaluable addition to the Pardes curriculum and I feel lucky to have been part of its pioneering.”

Lily Oster, Cambridge, MA
Wesleyan University; Majors: Literature, Philosophy, and Dance