Wed, 29 May|
JLI: Judaism of Our Choosing
Part of the JLI lecture series 'To Be a Jew in a Free World: Jewish Identity Through the Lens of Modern History'.
Time & location
29 May 2019, 19:30 – 21:00
About the event
Lesson Three: Judaism of Our Choosing
The failed attempt to establish a chief rabbi in New York in the 1890s demonstrated the weakness of the modern Jewish community structure. This lesson explores how the lack of top-down organization in the Jewish community and new-world individualism combine to challenge and empower individuals to choose to participate in Jewish life.
Join us for this interactive class created by The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. You can attend the class on its own or sign up for the whole six-week lecture series To Be a Jew in a Free World: Jewish Identity Through the Lens of Modern History.
What was it like for our ancestors to say goodbye to the shtetl, to set out to discover new lives for themselves, along with all of the liberties the free world had to offer? At the dawn of the enlightenment, how did our parents adapt their Judaism to the developments of a modern age? And what can we learn from their struggles to connect deeply with our own Jewish identities?
This new course will give you the opportunity to make sense of your personal Jewishness; it will help you overcome perceived incompatibilities between Judaism and modern society; and it will provide you with the clarity and conviction to pass on a legacy of Jewish pride to the next generation.
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