Each Shabbat, we gather to discuss a chapter of the TaNaKh (the Hebrew Bible) and how it relates to our understanding of history, culture, faith, and more. Each week brings new ideas and conversation. New participants are always welcome!
The early rabbis faced a radical shift with the collapse of biblical Judaism. In its place, they shaped a new world view and understanding of our peoplehood and faith. Over two sessions, Rabbi Sarah Reines will lead an exploration of how the Rabbinic revolution remade Judaism, linking ancient text to contemporary experience, setting a path that is still playing out 2,000 years later.
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Rabbi Reines served as a rabbi of Central Synagogue for 14 years, is a past co-president of the Women’s Rabbinic Network, sits on the Board of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and is a frequent commentator on Judaism and Jewish parenting.
This year we are partnering with Tablet Magazine, a leading source for writing on Jewish news, culture, and ideas. In collaboration with Tablet, we are excited to bring you a year of Jewish thought leaders in lively conversation on relevant topics for today’s Reform Jewish community.
All events are free, but registration is required. General seating. Limit of four seats per registrant.
AMERICA AND THE TEN COMMANDMENTS with JENNA WEISSMAN JOSELIT
MONDAY, MAY 14 AT 7:00 PM
Historian Jenna Weissman Joselit’s latest book, Set in Stone, traces the fascinating story of America’s embrace of the Ten Commandments. The two tablets were not just a theological imperative in the New World; they provoked heated discussions around key issues such as national identity, inclusion, and pluralism—and still do. Joselit is the Charles E. Smith Professor of Judaic Studies & Professor of History at The George Washington University and a columnist at Tablet.