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In her 7 p.m. talk, Miriam will address "Jewish Texts As Jewish Identity." Miriam will speak openly about how her life experiences as a formerly Orthodox woman, and now secular Jew, led her to deep emotional engagement with Jewish text study. She will discuss her spiritual journey, Daf Yomi, the genesis of her #DafReactions TikTok videos, and being a "Talmud Influencer" in the public eye. Includes several videos and questions/ discussion. Light snacks will be served.

Miriam will also deliver the D'var Torah during the Shabbat morning service (Feb. 24 @ 10 a.m.) and a Shabbat Scholar talk after the Kiddush Lunch (approx. 12:30 p.m.) on the topic "How To Encounter Jewish Texts Using The Miriam Anzovin Method."

More about Miriam Anzovin

Miriam Anzovin is a visual artist, writer, content creator, and massive Jewish nerd, exploring the juxtaposition of pop culture, nerd culture, and Jewish culture. 

Some of her short-form video series include #DafReactions, #ParshaReactions, #JewishHolidayReactions, #JewishBookReactions, #AVeryJewishMakeupTutorial, the “Elder Millennials of Zion” skits, and more content on Jewish themes and ideas.

In the #DafReactions series, she shares her practice of daily study of the Babylonian Talmud in the Daf Yomi cycle from the viewpoint of a formerly Orthodox, now secular, Millennial feminist. The videos are her authentic reactions, with commentary both heartfelt and comedic, putting ancient discourse in direct communication with modern internet culture, pop culture, and current events.

Her role in her work is not as a teacher, nor as a rabbi, but rather as a fellow learner, a fellow traveler, on the path of Jewish discovery. Through her videos, writing, and art, she invites others to walk beside her on this journey and connect with Jewish teachings in ways that are relatable and personally meaningful to them.

Miriam was the first Artist in Residence at Moishe House, and was previously the host of The Vibe of the Tribe podcast. She is currently represented for speaking engagements by Jewish Speakers Bureau. 

She exists at the intersection of Sefaria and Sephora. And, also in some people’s minds, where she lives rent free.

Find Miriam’s art portfolio at, and follow her (@MiriamAnzovin) on TikTok, Instagram, Youtube, Threads, and BlueSky.

Wed, June 19 2024 13 Sivan 5784