Congregation Agudat Achim

Together and Apart: The Future of Jewish Peoplehood

January 6, 2022 - May 5, 2022, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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An iEngage program of the Hartman Institute with Rabbi Spitzer

Today the worldwide Jewish community faces challenges to our unity including claims of nationalism, antisemitism, dual loyalty, and identity politics. This class will help us consider what it means to be a member of the Jewish people, discuss the core values that animate Jewish peoplehood, and confront the contemporary challenges to Jewish unity. The curriculum examines the forces dividing the Jewish people today and it imagines new conceptual frameworks that can help sustain and grow the story of our people for a new millennium.
This class continues our year’s educational theme: Our Relationship with Israel, and picks up some of the questions raised by Dr. Berk’s lectures and Dr. Eisen’s Scholar-in-Residence weekend (17-19 Dec). All class sessions will be taught by Rabbi Spitzer on Thursday nights at 7:30p on Zoom.
Save the dates:
6, 20, 27 January;
3, 10, 17, 24 February;
3, 10, 31 March; 14, 28 April and 5 May
Registration tiers (price/participant):
$18 — access to all virtual materials
$36 – access to all virtual materials, plus a printed course pack
$72 – access to all virtual materials, plus a printed course pack and acknowledgement as a supporter of the course
The course builds and the conversations we have together will be more meaningful with a core group of regular attendees. However, if you miss a session, you can easily catch up using the virtual materials, including the lectures and interviews. Rabbi Spitzer looks forward to engaging with you about your relationship with Israel.