Same day: Tuesday
Same time: Noon – 1:00 PM
Same place: Wise Center
Same topic: Torah!
Take a middle-of-the-day break to feed your mind. Fascinating content led by our expert rabbis and rabbinic interns will give you a deeper understanding of the Torah and its meaning in our lives.
Questions? Contact Alex Burte, Membership/Program Manager 513.793.2556.
The Talmud of Relationships
Rabbi Karen Thomashow
March 10, 17, 24, 31
Relationships are those connections we have with other people and with a whole host of other things. For example, how do we relate to suffering, to prayer, to balancing our family and our work obligations? This class is inspired by a new two-volume set by the same name (The Talmud of Relationships). For those who have never studied Talmud before, this class will be taught entirely using English sources. However, those who have studied the Talmud before will also find this enriching. Other topics include: honoring our parents, creating consensus in community, and caring for the poor.
Jews and Judaism in English Literature
April 7, 21
Since the Middle Ages, many famous authors have featured Jewish characters in their writing. We will explore the positive and negative ways Jews and Judaism are portrayed in works by Chaucer, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Scott, and Dickens. Our time together will allow for an overview of the literature, and hopefully inspire you to continue exploring it on your own!
The Stranger Among Us and What That Teaches Us About Our Values
Rabbi Lewis Kamrass
April 28, May 5, May 12
Since the earliest days of Torah, Judaism has advanced significant teachings and texts about the stranger, the orphan, the widow, the fatherless – any vulnerable group that might be considered at risk in society. What are the values imbued by these texts, and how do they shape and challenge our views and ethical imperative today toward refugees, the poor, and other minorities? Rabbi Kamrass will lead us in learning of texts and in conversation that will consider where do our religious texts guide us and where do they goad us.