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Until further notice, all services will be live-streamed through Zoom and/or Facebook Live. Please see our EVENTS page for more details.

Sacred Conversations on Challenge and Change - 2021

Sacred Conversations on Challenge and Change 

Wednesdays at 12pm

January 13 to May 12, 2021 (See select dates listed below)


*You may participate in just one topic/session, 2 or all 3. You do not have to commit to all three sessions in order to participate at all! Attend as you are able! By registering here you will receive access to all the sessions but feel free to contact Tovah Feld at info@templebeth-el.com to remove yourself from a particular session if so desired. 



Access information will be sent to your email each Tuesday before the next day's program at 5pm. 
 

Sessions for an Engaged Crowd of Adult Learners

 
A Series of short-burst classes (3-4 sessions each) on materials recently published by the CCAR Press as part of their “Challenge and Change Series” that will explore such diverse topics as reflecting on four decades of women in the rabbinate, creating a Jewish Money or Jewish Food Ethic.

 
January 13, 20, 27 – The Sacred Exchange: Creating a Jewish Money Ethic
Does Judaism teach that wealth is a blessing or a burden, an opportunity or a responsibility? In this rich and varied discussion about the ethics of money, we will consider wide variety of Jewish fiscal values.  Can our use of and relationship with money reflect our religious values?  How can Judaism guide us in this multi-faceted relationship? Where do these fiscal ethics fit into our social justice work, i.e. which Jewish fiscal values might direct us while striving to mend the world?

February 3, 10, 17The Sacred Table: Creating a Jewish Food Ethic
Kashrut, the historic Jewish approach to eating, is a challenge as modern Jews navigate through choices about eating. Our conversation will seek to create a rich dialogue about the intersection of Judaism and food.  Lifting up the ideology of educated choice, we will consider a diverse range of voices, opinions, and options, highlighting the Jewish values that shape our food ethics and how we incorporate them into our personal and communal religious practices. 

April 21, 28 & May 5, 12 – The Sacred Calling: Women in the Rabbinate
 
After more than forty years, women rabbis are no longer a unique phenomenon; rather they are part of the fabric of Jewish life. While noting the historic significance of women in the rabbinate, there are still so many issues related to both the professional and personal lives of female rabbis we need to explore. The reality of women in the rabbinate has impacted all aspects of Jewish life, creating many challenges and resulting in significant change.


 

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Sat, January 16 2021 3 Sh'vat 5781