Girls in Trouble


This curriculum brings Biblical women to life and offers students a way to navigate their own complicated lives. Writer, educator, and musician Alicia Jo Rabins developed this program based on her indie-folk song cycle of the same name. It follows individual women through their stories in the Torah. Students engage with the Torah text and Alicia's songs to consider the story's relevance to their own lives.

10 complete lesson plans, each focusing on a different female biblical figure:

  • Eve the Mother
  • Rachel and Leah: Being Sisters
  • Yiftach's Daughter at Stake
  • Lilith: Demoness or Heroine?
  • Judith in the Enemy's Tent
  • Tamar at the Crossroads
  • Hannah Raises Her Voice
  • Sarah's Sacrifice
  • Ruth's Journey
  • Miriam in the Desert



  • After School and Beyond
  • Congregational Learning
  • Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • Teen Engagement
  • Early Childhood