Lunch & Learn: NO CLASS

Date: April 9, 2020Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:  UJA-JCC Greenwich
One Holly HIll Lane
Greenwich, CT
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Phone: 203-552-1818Email: info@ujajcc.org

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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.

  

April 9

Passover - No Class

 

April 16

Passover - No Class


April 23

The “Vision of a Nation” vs “a Nation with a Vision”

Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

What the prophets of yore would say about the State of Israel today.

 

April 30

The First Woman "Rabbi"

Michael Feldstein

Rachel Ray Frank (1861-1948) set the American Jewish world ablaze when she became “the first woman since Deborah to preach in a synagogue.” Learn more about this maverick Jewish leader, who also co-founded the first Hillel chapter on campus.

 

May 7

We Will Not Come: How We Get Stuck in Cycles of Polarization

Rabbi Zach Sitkin

We will explore the story of Korach, the Torah's classic example of an argument that is not for the sake of heaven, and discuss the ways in which this narrative reflects our own climate of political discourse and polarization. 


May 14

King David: Messianic Dream, Harsh Realities - Part I

Rabbi David Silber

Session one of a three-part part exploration of King David. 


May 21

Beyond Charity: Doing Hesed, Creating the World

Rabbi Aviva Richman

We’ll study an essay by the late scholar and philosopher R. Isaac Hutner, a disciple of Rav Kook, on the fundamental power of doing acts of care and kindness, without which our world, and even God, cannot exist.


May 28

Shavuot - No Class.

 

June 4

Yom Yerushalayim

Marty Flashner

Let’s look at the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War.  


June 11

Why Do Jews Pray for a Good Month? 

Rabbi Moshe Edelman

What does the monthly prayer say? Who wrote it? Does it work?

June 18

King David: Messianic Dream, Harsh Realities - Part II

Rabbi David Silber

We continue our three parter about Israel and Judah’s third monarch. 


June 25

Working 9 to 5 

Rabba Dr. Carmella Abraham

Jewish ethics in the workplace.


July 2

Danger: Rabbis

Chaim Lauer

When does standing on principle and ego destroy? Trial and error in the development of the rabbinate.


July 16

King David: Messianic Dream, Harsh Realities - Part III

Rabbi David Silber

And... it’s a wrap for our King David mini-series.