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

Date: May 7, 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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PLEASE NOTE: Beginning Thursday, April 30, Lunch & Learn is going virtual!

Please register for Zoom link.

 

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. 

 

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

Chana and the Idea of Kingship

Rabbi David Silber

Insights from the Book of Samuel. 


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.