Lunch and Learn

Working or living near downtown?

Enjoy Torah study during your lunch break.

The environment is informal. The content is approachable. The people are welcoming. Come with your curiosity. Ask questions or simply listen. Try it – you’ll be glad you did.

One Thursday per month (dates and topics below)
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
One East Fourth, 14th Floor (4th & Vine)

Questions? Contact Alex Burte, Membership/Program Manager 513.793.2556.

COUNTING DOWN TO THE AWESOME 80S (ROSH HASHANAH 5780)

RABBI DANZIGER

Thursday, September 5, 2019

A Jewish new year is approaching, but what is the real significance of Rosh Hashanah? What role has it played in the life of the Jewish people, and how might it resonate in our own? Stories, poetry, Jewish texts, observances through history and more will have us ready when “New Years Eve” arrives.

The Jewish Supernatural

Libby Fisher

Thursday, October 24, 2019

As people around the country prepare to celebrate the spookiness of Halloween, we will spend an hour delving into some thematically appropriate stories and myths of Jewish tradition. Please join me for an exploration of the Jewish Supernatural!

The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai

RABBI THOMASHOW

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Israeli Poet Yehuda Amichai is given the distinction of having been the greatest poet of the modern State. His poetry reflects his struggle with faith and politics, his attachment to his homeland, and his evolution of identity. This class explores a number of Israeli topics through the medium of the language arts.

The David Story

COURTNEY ANTHONY

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The story of King David’s life in the Hebrew Bible is the earliest known full biography–from birth to death–of any historical figure. Together, we will explore the life, legend and legacy of this most famous King of Israel, who continues to capture people’s imaginations thousands of years after his death.

Reform Zionism: History, Policy, and Responsibility

Rabbi Danziger

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Reform Movement has a unique relationship with Zionist movements and sentiment. During this session, we will explore the principles, policies, patterns, and preferences that have impacted Reform attitudes toward a Jewish national home, the Israeli government, Aliyah, and more.

Honesty, Truth, Lies and the Power of Words

RABBI KAMRASS

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Our tradition considers the power of words with great urgency. In a cultural landscape where words are cheap, truth is elastic and even debased, this session with Rabbi Kamrass will examine important Jewish texts and teaching about honesty, lies (when such speech is both prohibited and permitted) and the power of our words to shape character and reputation.