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The Prophetess: A Modern Story About Rachel, An American Teen Called to Join a Secret Community of Jewish Prophets

October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Evonne Marzouk


ABOUT THIS EVENT: The Prophetess tells a modern story about Rachel, an American teenage girl called to join a secret community of Jewish prophets. The story weaves Jewish tradition, mysticism, modern Jewish American life, and discovery of Isreal, into a coming-of-age story of a girl discovering her power and purpose in life.


ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Evonne Marzouk grew up in Philadelphia. In 1998, she received a B.A. from the Writing Seminars program at the Johns Hopkins University, with a minor in Religious Studies. She founded and was from 2004-2014 the director of Canfei Nesharim, an organization that teaches Jewish wisdom about protecting the environment. She was also Co-founder and Team Leader of Jewcology.com, uniting and empowering the global Jewish environmental movement through innovative new tools — a project funded by the ROI Innovation Fund. In 2009, Evonne was selected as one of The New York Jewish Week’s “36 under 36.” She currently works as a communications specialist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Evonne has published numerous articles and stories in Jewish and secular publications, and is the co-editor of Uplifting People and Planet: Eighteen Essential Lessons on Judaism and the Evironment (2014). Her first novel, The Prophetess, is due out from Bancroft Press in October 2019 and can be pre-ordered at https://www.amazon.com/Prophetess-Novel-Evonnne-Marzouk/dp/161088504X/.