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July 2020

39 Ways To Repair The World!

July 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - April 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am

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In celebration of Rabbi Shmuly's 39th birthday, he is going to teach the 39 melachot over the coming year (1 per week for 39 weeks). Each session will be between 15-20 minutes long on Tuesdays. He'll teach the 39 Shabbat Channels from philosophical & theological perspectives. Each of the 39 can move us toward a deeper realization of these 39 dimensions of Shabbat rejuvenation in order that we can bring about 39 strengthened ways to repair & heal the world…

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August 2020

SCHOLARS’ CIRCLE – Inspired Jewish Leadership

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Inspired Jewish Leadership by Dr. Erica Brown Facilitated by Josh Leitz ABOUT THE BOOK: Drawing on the past and looking to the future, this practical guide provides the tools you need to work through important contemporary leadership issues. It takes a broad look at positions of leadership in the modern Jewish community and the qualities and skills you need in order to succeed in these positions. Real-life anecdotes, interviews and dialogue stimulate thinking about board development, ethical leadership, conflict resolution,…

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Hope & Light: An Hour of Musical Inspiration!

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Maya Abramson with music and Rabbi Shmuly with Torah! ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Maya Elise Abramson is an Oakland, CA based musician, songwriter, & song leader who’s work empowers individuals and communities to use song as a way to heal, uplift, grieve, and connect.

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A Wave Theory Approach to Unethical Aspects of Torah

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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A virtual presentation taught by Rabbi Dr. Zev Farber   ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Zev Farber is a fellow for Project TABS (Torah and Biblical Scholarship) and the editor of its website, TheTorah.com. In addition to his ordinations (yoreh yoreh and yadin yadin) from YCT, he holds a Ph.D. from Emory University in Jewish Religious Cultures and Hebrew Bible, an M.A. from Hebrew University in Jewish History (Biblical Period), and a B.A. from Touro College in Psychology. He is the editor…

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What’s Our Response to a Sex Offender Who Says He Has Repented?

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Linzer Rabbi Dov

Presented by Rabbi Dov Linzer in a virtual setting!   ABOUT THIS EVENT: ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Rabbi Dov Linzer is the President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, and is the primary architect of its groundbreaking curriculum of Torah, Halakha, pastoral counseling, and professional training. Rabbi Linzer has been a leading rabbinic voice in the Modern Orthodox community for over 20 years.  He hosts a number of highly popular podcasts, including Joy of Text and Iggros Moshe…

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Can We Talk About God?

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Presented by Rabbi Dr. Darren Kleinberg in a virtual setting!   ABOUT THIS EVENT: ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Rabbi Darren Kleinberg is CEO at HaMaqom | The Place. Darren was born and raised in London, England, has lived in Israel and Canada, and has now lived and worked in the Bay Area since 2013. He is an ordained rabbi (YCT), holds a PhD in Religious Studies (ASU), and is the author of Hybrid Judaism: Irving Greenberg, Encounter, and the Changing Nature…

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SCHOLARS’ CIRCLE – Exodus and Revolution

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Exodus and Revolution by Professor Michael Walzer Facilitated by Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz   ABOUT THE BOOK: A noted political philosopher offers a moving meditation on the political meanings of the biblical story of Exodus -- from oppression to deliverance and the promised land.   REVIEW 1 REVIEW 2 INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR     REGISTRATION NOTE On the registration page, please choose the ‘No, thanks, I’ll just attend the lecture’ option. If you do want to donate to support…

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Re-examining Our Moral Obligations to the Other

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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ABOUT THIS SESSION: In this class, we will explore how the mitzvah of tzedakah challenges us to expand our moral horizon. To do this we will analyze a Talmudic story through the lens of provocative thinkers such as Emmanuel Levinas, Slavoj Zizek, and Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. Their thought can help us appreciate why it is that we seek to exclude certain people from our ethical concern and how the act of tzedakah is different from all other ethical acts…

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