Events

What Jews Can Learn from Christian Poets

Monday, February 27, 2017
7 PM at Congregation Or Tzion map
Cost: $18 (Suggested Donation)

In an increasingly fractured social context, people of different faith traditions can find surprising echoes of their own concerns in the writings of the …

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Refugees in America Part 2: Refugee Engagement

Thursday, March 2, 2017
7 PM at Temple Kol Ami map
There is no cost for this event

A continuation of the discussion about how to help refugees fleeing from violence in Syria and elsewhere, this event will allow participants to talk …

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Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting

Sunday, March 5, 2017
4 PM at Congregation Or Tzion map
Cost: $18 per adult

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE & LOCATION OF THIS EVENT HAVE BEEN CHANGED

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The 2017 Hammerman Family Lecture – Hybrid Judaism: Irving Greenberg, Encounter, and the Changing Nature of American Jewish Identity

Rabbi Darren Kleinberg, Founding Director of Valley Beit Midrash Thursday, March 9, 2017
7 PM at Temple Chai map
Cost: $18 (Suggested Donation)

The New York Times called 2015 “The Year we Obsessed Over Identity.” Rachel Dolezal and Caitlyn Jenner have publicly challenged inherited notions of identity. …

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Getting Proximate: Developing and Maintaining Multiracial, Multicultural & Multi-faith alliances toward Equity and Justice

Monday, March 13, 2017
7 PM at Temple Chai map
Cost: $18 (Suggested Donation)

Yavilah McCoy Getting Proximate: Developing and Maintaining Multiracial, Multicultural & Multi-faith alliances toward Equity and Justice In these challenging days and times, where harmful patterns and …

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Deep Shabbos: On Doing Nothing as Doing Something

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
7 PM at Congregation Or Tzion map
Cost: $18 (Suggested Donation)

PLEASE NOTE THIS DATE HAS CHANGED FROM ORIGINAL PUBLICATION Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Cohen is Professor of Rabbinic Literature at the Ziegler School for Rabbinic Studies of the American Jewish University, and the Rabbi …

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Pious Irreverence: Confronting God in Rabbinic Judaism

Thursday, March 23, 2017
2PM at Temple Chai map
Cost: $18 (Suggested Donation)

Rabbi Dov Weiss Judaism is often described as a religion that tolerates, even celebrates arguments with God. Unlike Christianity and Islam, it is said, Judaism endorses a …

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Sins of the Parents: Ethics and Theology in Rabbinic Literature

Thursday, March 23, 2017
7 PM at Temple Solel map
Cost: $18 (Suggested Donation)

Rabbi Dov Weiss In this lecture, Rabbi Dr. Dov Weiss analyzes how rabbinic Jews and early Christians interpreted the morally problematic maxim – found in the Ten …

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Seeing You is Like Seeing the Face of God: Healing Interpersonal Conflict

Monday, March 27, 2017
7 PM at Congregation Or Tzion map
Cost: $18 (Suggested Donation)

Rabbi Amy Eilberg Jewish tradition brings great wisdom to the ever-present reality of interpersonal conflict in our lives. We will explore how our sacred texts can help …

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Jewish Theology in the 21st Century: Must We Believe Anything?

Monday, April 3, 2017
7 PM at Temple Chai map
Cost: $18 (Suggested Donation)

Facilitated by Rabbi Mari Chernow with panelists: Rabbi Michael Beyo, Rabbi Michael Wasserman, and Professor Hava Samuelson

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Drinking from Elijah’s Cup

Thursday, April 6, 2017
7 PM at Congregation Or Tzion map
Cost: $18 (Suggested Donation)

Rabbi Danny Nevins is dedicated to exploring the sacred realm of Torah and its intersection with contemporary ethics, culture, and technology. He works at …

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Practicing Judaism: Flawed but Fulfilling Expeditions on the Path of Torah

Thursday, April 6, 2017
1PM at Jewish Community Foundation map
Cost: $18 (Suggested Donation)

Rabbi Danny Nevins is dedicated to exploring the sacred realm of Torah and its intersection with contemporary ethics, culture, and technology. He works at …

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Why Be Jewish? – Continuing the Legacy of Edgar Bronfman

Thursday, April 20, 2017
7 PM at Temple Kol Ami map
Cost: $18 (Suggested Donation)

Join Valley Beit Midrash for an insightful discussion on Edgar Bronfman’s last book, Why Be Jewish? with the books editor, Ruth Andrew Ellenson, and President of …

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Learning to Live Up to the Best in Our Souls: Last Event of the Season!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7 PM at Temple Chai map
Cost: $18 (Suggested Donation)

Rabbi Naomi Levy Naomi Levy, author of the national bestseller To Begin Again and Talking to God, is the founder and leader of NASHUVA, the Jewish spiritual …

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