Lunch & Learn: Do People Ever Truly Change? The Case of YehudaDate: January 2, 2020Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
One Holly HIll Lane
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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.
Do People Ever Truly Change? The Case of Yehuda
Rabbi Rachmiel Gurwitz
We will explore Yehuda's journey as "just one of the brothers" to the leader of them all. The beginning of his story is filled with suspect and at times harmful decisions, but he emerges as one of the great transformative characters of the book of Genesis. His selflessness and leadership help reunite his family and lead to personal awakening in the process. Come join us as we unpack this complex and rich story.
The Philosophy of Blessings
Rabbi Menachem Feldman
Can People Change?
Rabbi Shimmy Trencher
How does Judaism view our ability to change and grow? And what does it say about trusting others' commitment to change and forgive past misdeeds?
The First Woman "Rabbi"
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.
Mindfulness and Spirituality
Rabbi David Schuck
From a parsing of sacred texts, we’ll examine who we are, how we see ourselves and how we choose to live our lives as Jews and as people.
When does standing on principle and ego destroy? Trial and error in the development of the rabbinate.
A Radical View of Shabbat
Rabbi Aviva Richman
Do Jews believe in original sin? And do we have a savior? Reexamine Judaism through the Shabbat musings of Hasidism’s Sfas Emes.
Rabbi Annie Tucker
Come explore the very first member of the #MeToo movement and Judaism's most misunderstood feminist heroine.
God and Truth in a Time of Falsity
Rabbi Gordon Tucker
How can the values of Judaism and the interests of the Jewish people guide us in an environment inhospitable to truth?
Esther: The Last Word
The Book of Esther completes the Hebrew canon: What are the religious, political and ethical lessons of this final scroll -- and the literary devices that enhance them?
Can Great Leaders Be Great Parents?
Dr. Liz Shayne
In Tractate Nedarim, the Talmud asks why the children of great leaders in Torah are not leaders themselves. Let’s probe the claim and judge for ourselves whether leading a nation and raising a child are really so incompatible.
The Secret of the Hidden Lights
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Follow the road map to discovering God in the world.
Vayikra: And So-and-So Called
Rabbi Lester Bronstein
The Book of Leviticus begins with a mysterious word -- a verb with no subject. Who is the hidden subject in our lives that calls us to be fully present; to engage in the woes of the world; and to be a moral person?