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Tikkun Olam: The Why and How of Jewish Social Justice Engagement
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Rabbi Andrea will take us on an overview of the Jewish tradition of Repairing the World/Tikkun Olam. We will study Jewish sources on the psychology and theology of the human role in creation, specifically, the Jewish obligation to social and environmental justice. This 4 week class will run on Thursdays beginning January 24, 7:00PM-8:30PM at Temple Israel, and is open to all. A fee is requested from not-yet-members of $15 per class or $45 for the set. Space is limited - register via email: [email protected]
Class I, January 24: The Theology and Psychology of Tikkun Olam: the visionary Jewish idea that we are partners with the creator of the universe. Special Bonus Topic: Self-Care/Relaxivism as a balance for Activism.
Class II, January 31: Good Governance: What are Jewish ideas of good governance and political power? We'll study Jewish sources on ideal and corrupt leadership and the imperative of civic engagement.
Class III, February 14: Tikkun Olam/Repairing the ACTUAL WORLD: What are Jewish views and obligations regarding stewardship, responsible consumption and the inherent worth and rights of creation.
Class IV, February 21: Speaking Truth to Power: The SPEAKING Part: What is Jewish guidance for healthy communication? The power of words affects all areas of conflict, legislation and civil discourse. How can we be effective and compassionate confronters?