Study Chavurah & Jewish Literacy with Rabbi Emeritus Stephen A. Klein
Study Chavurah 2016-2017 Dates
EVERY Tuesday Morning, 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Oct 18, 25
Nov 1, 8, 15, 29
Dec 6, 13
Jan 3, 10, 17, 31
Feb 7, 14, 28
March 21, 28
April 4, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 23
June 6, 13 (luncheon)
This class, which began 34 years ago, has read the Torah twice, and has moved beyond to the rest of our Scriptures, as well as some of our Rabbinic texts. We now discuss a wide variety of articles, brought in by Rabbi Klein and the class participants themselves. These articles range from Israel to Jewish identity, politics to theology, current events to Biblical history, stories about our own lives to famous historical figures, and all points in-between. The dialogue is always interesting and thought-provoling, as well as far-reaching. No prior participation is necessary; just come to one session, or all the sessions ... but join us!
Jewish Literacy 2016-2017 Dates
Meets monthly 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
This class has worked its way through "Jewish Literacy" by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin two times, and has addressed a wide variety of topics. This year, we will look at some of our basic Jewish values and how they help us in understanding some of the contemporary ethical issues and social challenges all around us. What does Judaism have to teach us about end-of-life choices? What is our Jewish obligation to refugees? And what about income inequality? Do AIPAC and J-Street have anything to teach us about the relationship between Israel and the Diaspora? How can we decrease the level of violence, seemingly omnipresent in society today? How can we deal with radical fundamentalism? Is there - or will there be - a conflict between the Islamic world and Western civilization? This is very much an interactive, give-and-take experience as we share with one another and address the important issues of the day - especially relevant given the political climate. No prior participation is expected. Each session is a separate topic and can be attended on its own, without having been to earlier sessions.
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