Debate and Decision: Thinking About the Election with Jewish Values
Soon it will be time to choose. During this contentious and provocative national election season we debate issues and confront decisions.
Beyond candidates and political parties, an election is a time to think about different perspectives on society, the well-being of our national community, and how we demonstrate our personal and shared values through our votes. Explore these themes through the lens of Jewish tradition during this election season.
Join us and our guest teachers for four impactful learning sessions. Open to the entire community, the classes meet at a different location each week. All participants are welcome and invited to all four sessions and locations.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
“These and Those: How Can Two Opposite Positions Both Be the Will of the Living God?”
Taught by Rabbi Shai Held
Beth El Congregation 8101 Park Heights Avenue Baltimore, MD 21208 (410) 484-0411
Thursday, October 27, 2016 | 7:30pm
“Creating Community with Your Political Enemies: Wrong, Possible, or Imperative?”
Taught by Rabbi Aviva Richman
Beth Am Synagogue 2501 Eutaw Place Baltimore, MD 21217 (410) 523-2446
Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 7:30pm
“Shul and State: What is a Jewish Picture of Religion in America’s Public Sphere?”
Taught by Rabbi Jason Rubenstein
Beth Israel Congregation 3706 Crondall Lane Owings Mills, MD 21117 (410) 654-0803
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | 7:30pm
“Debate and Decision: Lessons Learned from the 2016 Election”
A panel discussion exploring lessons learned from the election results with Rabbis Daniel Burg, Jay Goldstein, Steve Schwartz, and Ron Shulman and featuring election analysis by Dr. Neil Rubin of the Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University.