Girls in Trouble is an indie-folk/art-pop song cycle by musician, poet and Torah teacher, Alicia Jo Rabins.
With this project, Rabins mines the complex and fascinating stories of Biblical women, exploring the hidden places where their lives overlap with her own.
The result: a world of ancient stories brought intimately to life.
Looking to go deeper into the stories behind these songs? Interested in learning or teaching about women in Torah through art? Enjoy downloadable Girls in Trouble study guides on your own, in a small group, or as a teaching tool in a classroom. Study guides for Sarah, Hannah, Miriam and Ruth are available now; six more units will be launched in coming months.View all Study guides
“The mixture of reverence, chutzpah, and creative genius in Alicia’s edgy, intelligent interpretations bears comparison
with the rabbis of the classical midrashim and the Hasidic masters.”
Rabbi Jonah C. Steinberg, Jewish Chaplain, Harvard University
“The Girls in Trouble Curriculum is an invaluable resource for teaching midrash in a way that is engaging, authentic, and creative. I’ve personally used it to enhance my classes as well as my own study of Biblical women.”
Rabbi Shoshana Gelfand, London
Portland State of Mind at PSU
Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 333
1825 SW Broadway Ave, Portland, OR