Downtown Lunch and Learn

Working or living near downtown?
Enjoy Torah study during your lunch break.

Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: One East Fourth, 14th Floor (4th & Vine)


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Midrash 2.0
with Rachel Gross-Prinz
May 2
Long before the #metoo movement the Talmud told the tale of a learned rabbi walking through a town seeking a ‘bride for one night.’ The rabbis of the Talmud were characters in and weavers of mind boggling tales that invite us to fill in the blanks, and wrestle with the complexity of our own relationships and lives. We will explore Knesset Member Ruth Calderon’s collection of modern midrash/short stories based on these Talmudic tales - and see how a feminist reclaims a long ago world for our own time.

Thomas Jefferson, Religious Freedom, and the Levy Family
with Courtney Anthony
June 6
The Declaration of Independence may be the best known document by Thomas Jefferson, but he also wrote and was equally proud of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. This statute laid the groundwork for separation of church and state in the United States, opening the door for Jewish citizens to participate fully in all aspects of American life. The prominent Levy family – including Uriah Levy, the first Jewish Commodore in the U.S. Navy – were so grateful to Jefferson that they purchased Monticello after he died and preserved it for the American people. Join us in exploring this fascinating story from our nation’s history.



Questions? Alex Burte, Membership/Program Manager, 513-793-2556 or