Join us on a textual journey exploring the big questions of our day, namely: Why should we, as American Reform Jews, have a connection and relationship with Israel? And, What does it mean to be a Zionist in today’s contemporary reality? We will study and learn together to develop our own language around Israel, Zionism, and Peoplehood and challenge each other through questions that arise from our texts.
The Beit Midrash will be led by Rabbi Josh Weinberg with occasional guest teachers and speakers.
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April 13th at 8pm ET - a special Erev HaZikaron session
April 27th at 8pm ET with guest teacher Rabbi Neal Gold, who will discuss: "Brenner, Berdichevsky, and the limits - if any - of self-criticism."
Rabbi Neal Gold teaches and writes about Jewish texts, Israel, and intersections between Jewish spiritual life and the contemporary world. He is the Jewish Chaplain and Hillel Director at Babson College, and teaches university-level adult education for Me’ah, a program of Hebrew College. He currently serves as President of the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis. In 2020, he created a rapidly expanding online platform for adult Jewish learning called “A Tree with Roots.”