Lunch & Learn - Because the Middle East is Funny: Explore Israeli History Through Its Comedy

Date: February 14, 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: 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.

 

 
February 14

Because the Middle East is Funny: Explore Israeli History Through Its Comedy

Benji Lovitt

It has been said countless times that Jews laugh to keep from crying. Just within Israel's short history, our country has had much to cry about, alongside our daily miracles. 

 

 

February 21

The Land of Israel & the Jewish People: A Textual Journey

Ze’ev Aviezer

Why did God choose land as a central component of his covenant with Jews?

 

February 28

Benjamin Franklin Was a Master of Mussar

Rabbi Daniel Gropper

An introduction to a Jewish practice that cultivates personal growth and spiritual realization in the midst of day-to-day life that our Founding Father managed to practice.

 

March 7

Counting Our Blessings

Tali Schaum Broder

A deeper look at the laws of brachot and their meaning for our lives.


March 14

Esther Had an Olive Complexion

Chaim Lauer

Beyond the whole megillah, today we explore Talmudic comments on the Purim story.


March 21

Esther and the Art of Ancient Jewish Storytelling

Dr. Joseph Angel

Come discover how reading the book of Esther alongside contemporary Jewish and non-Jewish sources can yield fresh and sometimes surprising insights into the literary style and historical meaning of this biblical masterpiece.


March 28

The Audacity of Prayer

Rabbi Aviva Richman

The central Jewish prayer is often called the “Silent Devotion.” Yet prayer in Judaism is about speaking up, an act of courage and even protest.


April 4

The Holiday of Freedom

Rabbi Menachem Feldman

Are we bound by fate? Is “free choice” merely an illusion? With so many powerful influences beyond our control, how “free” are we?