CJP recognizes the challenges to community and connection posed by the new coronavirus (COVID-19). While the situation requires restricting in-person gatherings as a matter of health and safety, we are pleased to continue to offer Genesis Forum lectures by webinar.
As always, sessions will be recorded and available online. When the risks of public gatherings have passed, we’ll return to in-person classes. Meanwhile, we’ll put technology to good use. Keep reading for information on the upcoming Genesis Forum sessions. Stay healthy, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Jewish Visions of an Ideal Society: An Exploration of Philip Roth’s “Conversion of the Jews” with Dr. Abigail Gillman
CJP invites you to attend The Rabbi Samuel Chiel (zt”l) Genesis Forum 2020. Bring your lunch and join us for these fascinating, free discussions led by some of Greater Boston's most sought after teachers. All are welcome, no experience or Jewish background is required to enjoy this stimulating exploration.
We live in tumultuous times. In past generations, Jews have dealt with chaos by dreaming of a better future. In this year’s Genesis Forum Downtown, our sessions will look at models of idyllic dreaming from the Jewish past as a way to build our own dreams for the Jewish present.
Jewish Visions of an Ideal Society: Messianism, Utopianism, and Self-Perfection
Genesis Forum Downtown
Wednesdays, 12:00-1:15 p.m.
Our teachers include rabbis, professionals, and academics, all of whom will help us draw strength and meaning from Jewish perspectives. Our lunchtime conversation will be infused with lively debate as we explore ancient and modern Jewish wisdom.
Photocopies of the texts to be studied will be supplied, and will be available online following each class, along with recordings of the discussions.
View more information, including the schedule of dates and topics. The Rabbi Samuel Chiel (zt”l) Genesis Forum is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-457-8789.