Lunch & Learn: Anonymous Was a Female: The Unnamed Women of Jewish Literature

Date: September 12, 2019Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:  UJA-JCC Greenwich
One Holly Hill Lane
Greenwich, CT
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Lunch & Learn is a weekly program, every Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30 pm at One Holly Hill Lane. The Lunch & Learn program is generously sponsored by Rita Edelston.


September 12

Anonymous Was a Female: The Unnamed Women of Jewish Literature

Dr. Liz Shayne

Throughout Tanach and the Talmud, Judaism was shaped by those whose names we don’t know, but whose impact we feel. Let’s meet four of them.


September 19

The Accusation: Blood Libel in an American Town

Dr. Edward Berenson

Investigate America’s only alleged case of blood libel, and what it reveals about anti-Semitism here and in Europe.


September 26

Artists and Poets Face Abraham’s Dilemmas

Lewis Warshauer

On Rosh Hashanah we read of the expulsion of Hagar and the binding of Isaac; let’s explore these events in word and picture.


October 3

Positive Repentance

Rabbi Simha Berger

With Yom Kippur on the horizon, learn how to do Teshuva in a positive way.


October 10

The Wisdom of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Ha’Kohen Kook

Rabbi Moshe Edelman

 “Best of” Torah lessons from the teachings of the first Chief Rabbi of Palestine/Pre-State of Israel.


October 17

Connecting with Compassion

Rabbi Sarah Reines

What does Judaism say about the divine potential within each of us?


October 24

“Creation” in the Rabbis’ Perspective

Rabbi Eric Hoffman

Let’s take it from the beginning as we restart the annual cycle of Torah readings this week.


October 31

Living Courageously

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Explore stories and strategies for leading a heroic life and fortifying your character every day.


November 7

Nativism in 17th-Century America

Rabbi Oran Zweiter

How unwanted were the first Jews of New York?


November 14

When is Thanksgiving Day in Judaism?

Chaim Lauer

Achieving a Jewish understanding of gratitude.


November 21

Hasidic Insights into The Way of Man

Rabbi Daniel Gropper

We’ll mine Martin Buber’s The Way of Man According to Hasidic Teaching for the essential teachings of Hasidism and gain insights of how to better understand ourselves and our place in a spiritual world.


November 28

Thanksgiving - No Class


December 5

Intuitive Ethics and Subversive Spirituality: An Exploration of Rabbinic Wisdom

Tanya Farber

Deep dive into teachings of Sages to transform our daily interactions into sacred moments.  


December 12

The Battle of Judaism v. Hellenism

Rabbi Yossi Deren

Why did the outnumbered Maccabees fight the Greeks? Is Hellenism so antithetical to Jewish values?


December 19

Hanukkah for Poets

Rabbi Greg Wall

The ubiquitous holiday as seen through a new light.


December 26

Socialism or Capitalism?

Marty Flashner

What economic principles can we learn from the Hebrew Bible?