Abortion? Queer? Climate Change? “Human” Rights? Trans? – What Does Judaism Have to Say?

We hear what folks have to say about these topics on the news and social media, TikTok, The Daily, CNN, Facebook, and more but what do the Torah, Talmud, and Midrash have to say? Gender fluidity, traditions of dissent, caring for the Earth and other current hot topic items are all present in our ancient books. Maybe there are even some good suggestions? After all, Moses’ penchant for climbing mountains has come back into fashion. (Aside: I wonder what Moses would have purchased first at REI? Probably a really good backpack that can carry heavy weights and has room for a tablet or two.)

Join Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein for weekly discussions and learning about today’s hot topics. Sessions meet on Zoom, beginning November 1 at 7 pm. Fee for the 8-part series: $210 members / $280 non-members, per class: $30 members / $40 non-members

Today’s social and political divisiveness is virtually unprecedented. However, we have resources in Jewish tradition that address many of these issues, and the larger questions of how we get along and decide as a society. Join us for a class that speaks honestly openly and deeply about these topics.


Nov 2 – Jewish Traditions of Dissent
Nov 9 – Transgender, Gender Fluidity, Queer
Nov 16 – Politicians/ Leaders
Nov 23 – Climate Change
Nov 30 – Separation of Religion and State
Dec 7 – Abortion
Dec 14 -Who Gets Human Rights?
Dec 21 – – Getting Along When we Disagree

Click here to learn more and to register.

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