January 9, 2016

Adult Education

Wisdom of the Talmud

Join Rabbi Singer in a lively discussion about Jewish law, ethics, customs, and history as found in the pages of the Talmud. This year we are continuing to focus on the roots of the Sh’ma and Amidah, foundations of Jewish prayer, found in Masechet Brachot. Books are available for order. No previous Talmud study required. Class will meet after the Shabbat lunch shmooze around 1 p.m.

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The Ethics of Exercising Power – Government, Business, & Personal Relationships

In the age of #MeToo, clergy abuse, FaceBook information sold/hacked, Citizens United-PACs and the power of the surveillance state – we will take a look at the dynamics of power and how they can affect people on political, social, and deeply personal levels. What does Judaism have to say about how do we avoid the temptation to use power chiefly for our own advantage? How should bosses treat workers? Teachers treat students? Government treat citizens? Companies, doctors, financial institutions treat customers personal information?

Join Rabbi Singer as we delve into Jewish ethical texts, which can shed light on these very complex and pressing issues. Then examine case studies, which will open debate as we supplement from scholars and leaders from all sides on these dilemmas.

Required text: Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices – Power, edited by
Rabbi Elliot Dorff & Danya Ruttenberg

Dates: Monday evenings following our 7:15pm minyan
October 15th
October 22nd
October 29th
November 5th
November 12th
November 19th
December 3rd
December 10th
December 17th

Cost: $26 for Members   –  $45 for Non-Members – Sign up by calling Tammy at (610) 866-8009
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