Lunch & Learn - Tomorrow's Jewish Golem: Automations, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Jewish Identity

Date: June 6, 2019Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:  UJA-JCC Greenwich
One Holly Hill Lane
Greenwich, CT
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Phone: 203-552-1818Email:

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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.


June 6

Tomorrow’s Jewish Golem: Automatons, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Jewish Identity

Dr. Liz Shayne

Our smartphones are not yet smart enough, but might the day come when Rabbi Siri is answering questions of Jewish law and Jewish robots sit at our Shabbat table?


June 13

Essential Questions

George Robinson

The author of Essential Judaism and Essential Torah flags two questions that go to the heart of Judaism as a faith tradition: Why do we pray? Why do we read the Torah again and again?


June 20

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.  


June 27

Love of Your Fellow

Rabbi Yossi Deren

A look at the mitzvah of Ahavat Yisrael, to honor the 25th yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, zt’l.


July 11

Theodicy, Descent and the Public Good

Shlomo Zuckier

We’ll parse the Talmudic tale of Nehunia the Pit-digger, considering why tragedies befall this public servant's family and gleaning some insights about divine justice.


July 18

Three Weeks That Could Change the World

Rabbi Greg Wall

The destruction of Jerusalem created tremors that are echoing still. Let’s find out what we can do about it, right now!


July 25

Thirty-Three Psalms in an Hour

David Moster

Let’s wax rhapsodic and parse the structure of Biblical hymns.


August 1

So What Was the Book of Numbers About?

Dr. Job Jindo

We will explore the themes of identity, holiness and transformation of peoplehood as reflected in Numbers.