Tuesdays with Torah

Same day: Tuesday.
Same time: Noon - 1:00 PM.
Same place: Wise Center.
Same topic: Torah!

Classes resume October 29, after the High Holidays.

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Tuesdays, October 29, November 5, 12, 2019 Rabbi Thomashow
The Good Place: a Jewish Perspective

This series on Netflix has garnered a lot of interest—partially because of the caliber of the acting and partially because of the intrigue of the central plot: there being a good place, a medium place, or a bad place in the after-life. Other course have beautifully and thoroughly addressed Jewish theology of the after-life. This class will take a slightly different, and yet certainly parallel approach, studying the folktales, midrashim (interpretive literature), and other unusual texts that give us a Jewish glimpse into how our actions on this earth are deemed to have an impact. You don’t have to have any familiarity with this television series to enjoy this class!
Tuesdays, November 19, 26, 2019

Andrea Rapp
A Tough Act to Follow: Isaac Mayer Wise's Successors

Learn about the first rabbis of our congregation who followed the rabbinate of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise--Rabbis Louis Grossmann (1898-1922) and James Heller (1920-1952).

Tuesdays, December 3, 10, 17, 2019 Rabbi Danziger
Judaism’s Great Debates

Abraham debated with God, Hillel with Shammai, Isaac M. Wise with Theodor Herzl, and so many more.  Jewish history is filled with - and Jewish thought is often recorded in – different viewpoints on important topics.  “Pro” and “con” come together to offer us richer understandings of important Jewish issues through the ages.
Abraham debated with God, Hillel with Shammai, Isaac M. Wise with Theodor Herzl, and so many more.  Jewish history is filled with - and Jewish thought is often recorded in – different viewpoints on important topics.  “Pro” and “con” come together to offer us richer understandings of Jewish issues through the ages. 
Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 28, 2020 Rabbi Kamrass
The Evolution of Reform Judaism in its pronouncements and its principles through 130 years

Through a study of the primary texts of Reform Platforms and Statements of Principles, we will consider the Challenges Reform Judaism has addressed and the Values Reform Judaism has embraced and proclaimed.  Join Rabbi Kamrass as we look through a historic lens to see the ethical courage proclaimed by Reform Jewish leadership and a consideration of what this might demand of us in our own day.
Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18, 2020 Rabbi Danziger
Wonder Women

Gal Gadot, an Israeli actress, who has portrayed Wonder Woman in recent films, is far from the only Jewish super woman.  In Jewish historical accounts, women’s starring roles are relatively few until recently, but some women have been major forces in the life of our people.  Prophets, sages, rescuers, and rabbis will be among the heroines we’ll survey.

 

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Questions? Alex Burte, Membership/Program Manager, 513-793-2556 or aburte@wisetemple.org