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September Adult Ed Beit Midrash

September Adult Ed Beit Midrash

Rabbi Toba Spitzer dives into the use of metaphors in framing a picture of the Jewish people that is encompassing and defining, drawing on three conceptual metaphors: “covenant,” “narrative” and “tribal.”

November Adult Ed Beit Midrash

November Adult Ed Beit Midrash

In 2018, Rabbis Toba Spitzer and Brant Rosen engaged in an epistolary back and forth on Evolve about the questions of narrative writing around Israel/Palestine. By studying their words, we find a model for how to engage with kavod in a makhloket leshem shamayim.

December Adult Ed Beit Midrash

December Adult Ed Beit Midrash

n this month’s December beit midrash, we’ll explore how identity politics hold an increasingly defining role in the American social and political landscape of the 21st century.Rabbi Jane Litman explores the complexity of holding Jewish identity in relationship to other identities.

Harnessing Technology Study Guide

Harnessing Technology Study Guide

This study guide outlines major themes and discussion questions in “Harnessing Technology” co-written by Rabbis Deborah Waxman and Nathan Kamesar.

Reimagining Jewish Community Sermon Sparks

Reimagining Jewish Community Sermon Sparks

Rabbi Rachel Weiss challenges the assumptions of how a synagogue should operate by highlighting multi-generational programming and interfaith activism at Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation (JRC) in Evanston, IL.

Judaism and Race

Judaism and Race

How do we expand our image of Jews to include people of color, and how should Jews deal with systemic racism in America?

Ethics

Ethics

Explore the urgent ethical issues of our time from Jewish perspectives.

Antisemitism

Antisemitism

Explore the history of antisemitism and its shapes today, and reflect upon our contemporary responses.

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