Jewish Voices and Visions for Our Shared Future
Sessions meet on Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Three different locations this year.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Bring your lunch and join us for our popular Genesis Forum. This year, we bring the discussions to new sites downtown and in the suburbs. We offer three distinct sections at three different venues. Choose the place and program convenient to you — or join us for all three. We look forward to learning with
Photocopies of the texts studied will be provided.
Bring your own lunch, if you’d like. Coffee and tea will be available.
An election year inspires learning and conversation about our shared future and the society we create and uphold. Together, we will explore the call to leadership, the dimensions of civic duty, and our unity amidst difference. Each section covers four topics and their relationship to our theme, Jewish Voices and Visions for Our Shared Future.
E Pluribus Unum: Jewish Particularism and American Pluralism
Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre
On-site parking is available. Hebrew College is also accessible from the Newton Centre T Station on the Green Line’s Riverside (D) route.
In this section, we will explore the dialectic of Jewish particularism and humanistic universalism, and its relevance to the American Jewish experience of unity amidst difference.
6/14/17 - Democracy and the Ethics of Jewish Debate
with Rabbi Benjamin J. Samuels, Congregation Shaarai Tefillah and CJP Genesis Scholar
and Rabbi Elyse Winick, Director of Adult Learning, CJP