Wise Learning at Home

You don’t need to go far to learn something new.

From hundreds of miles away, experience great thinkers and ideas up close and personal. 

How many times has your interest been piqued by a speaker or topic on Judaism, only for you to learn that the lecture was happening in New York, L.A. or even Israel?

Wise Learning at Home brings conversations with the world’s most renowned Jewish thinkers directly to you via video conferencing.

  • Please register using the red registration buttons. You will be emailed Zoom link information several days before class.

Questions? Contact Terri Snavely, 513.793.2997.

2020-2021 Schedule

10:00 AM
The Color of Love: A Story of a Mixed-Race Jewish Girl
with Marra B. Gad
In conversation with Rabbi Karen Thomasow, award-winning author Marra B. Gad discusses her life journey as a mixed-race Jewish “unicorn,” reads an excerpt from her memoir The Color of Love: A Story of a Mixed-Race Jewish Girl, and answers questions from attendees. In 1970, newborn Marra was adopted by a white Jewish family in Chicago. Marra’s biological mother was unwed, white, and Jewish, and her biological father was Black. In Black spaces, she was not “Black enough.” In Jewish spaces, she was mistaken for the help, asked to leave, or worse. Even in her own extended family, racism bubbled to the surface. At turns heart-wrenching and heartwarming, The Color of Love is a story about what you inherit from your family—and what you choose to do with that inheritance.
10:00 AM
The Intersection of Health and Race
with Drs. Andrew Beck and James Greenberg
We now recognize that race and racism are linked to a range of health outcomes. Getting to the “why” behind that linkage is challenging and asks all of us to consider some tough topics. Please join us as we sort through the data and learn about opportunities to address this important issue for all of us.