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BEIT Registration | February 2, 16, & 23

BEIT I EXPERIENCE | 6:30pm
Essential Jewish Ideas | Rabbi Ron Shulman

Each week we will consider and discuss an idea central to the Jewish world view and important for sustaining Jewish meaning in today’s world. The essential Jewish ideas we’ll explore briefly each week include how Jews and Judaism think about God (Messiah, Afterlife, Evil & Free Will), Torah (Covenant, Jewish Law, Ritual & Ethics), and Israel (Jewish Peoplehood, History, Destiny & Purpose). Questions, discussion, and personal curiosity will guide our sessions

BEIT II EXPERIENCE | 7:00pm
Dr. Arnold Eisen, Chancellor Emeritus & Professor, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

FEBRUARY 9, 16, & 23 | In Person & Online

We are delighted to welcome back Dr. Arnold Eisen who will teach a three-part series on Jewish thought, personal theology, and contemporary Jewish life. This is an opportunity to study with a master teacher and thought leader in Jewish life today. Dr. Eisen will provide brief readings for us to consider before each session.

The first two sessions, February 9 & 16, will be via Zoom. Dr. Eisen will be teaching us from New York. You may participate in person with us at Congregation Beth El or from home.

The third session, February 23, Arnie Eisen will be with us in person at Congregation Beth El. We encourage participants to attend in person to share dinner and conversation with our guest scholar in addition to our learning. Online participation is also welcome.

The Joys and Vexations of Theology
FEBRUARY 9, 7 p.m. | In Person & Online

Writing a book of personal theology, Dr. Arnold Eisen will explore how Jews do theology different from others.

Thought Options for Contemporary Jewish Commitment
FEBRUARY 16, 7 p.m. | In Person & Online

What happens when great Jewish thinkers disagree about matters of Jewish belief? How does such disagreement reflect itself in what we may think?

Zionist Theory Meets Israeli Reality
FEBRUARY 23, 7 p.m. | In Person & Online

As we mark Israel’s 75th year of independence, Dr. Eisen asks how the study of classical Zionist thinkers can help make sense of the ideological trends present in modern day Israel. 


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Essential Jewish Ideas | Rabbi Ron Shulman

Sat, February 4 2023 13 Shevat 5783