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Scholar in Residence Weekend


Scholar in Residence Weekend

Rabbi David Ellenson, PhD

Oct. 22-24

American Jewish Thought: Where We Have Been, Where We Are,
Where We Might Be Heading


A world-renowned scholar and teacher, Rabbi Ellenson is the past president of Hebrew Union College and one of the leaders of the Reform Jewish world. Get to know Rabbi Ellenson by watching him on YouTube.

Thursday, Oct. 22, 7:00 p.m.

From the Demand for Equality to the Quest for Transformation: Feminism, Gender and Sexuality in Modern American Jewish Life 

How has our community moved from the first liberal demands for equality for women in the 1970s and 1980s to the added quest for transformation, inclusion, and full equality for women and LGBTQ persons in our own day? These developments are ongoing, and the writings of Judith Plaskow, Susannah Heschel, Cynthia Ozick, Rachel Adler, Blu Greenberg, and others will help to inform and frame this lecture and conversation on an issue of primary importance to so many of us in the Jewish and larger worlds today. 


Friday, Oct. 23, 7:00 p.m. (Shabbat Services)

An Approach to Jewish Faith and Life: One Reform Rabbi’s Stance

Saturday, Oct. 24, 8:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m. (Shabbat morning Torah study)

Diverse Notions of Jewish Peoplehood and Unity

We will reflect on and discuss the evolution and state of the Jewish community in present-day America, and together we will speculate on the future.










Mon, September 28 2020 10 Tishrei 5781