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COVID, Ethics and the State of Judaism in America - February 10, 2021
A conversation with Rabbi Menachem Creditor with Rabbi Peltz, Rabbi Wexler, Cantor Cohen and Alex Weinberg

 

 

ScholarStream

ScholarStream is a series which will give communities the opportunity to learn from some of the world's leading scholars and engage deeply with our texts and traditions.

How We Navigate Ethical Dilemmas and Reshape Rituals To Draw Us Closer to God
8:00 PM, February 2, 9, 16 - Details and registration here - Register for free with coupon code: TBSJan21
Rabbi Peltz will be discussing Vaccination and Ethical Questions Posed by COVID-19 Vaccines on February 2.

The Stories We Tell: Revealing Ourselves in Ancient Narratives
10:00 PM, February 3, 10, 17 - Details and registration here - Register for free with coupon code: TBSJan21

Jews and Power: From Biblical to Modern Times
8:00 PM, February 24, March 3, 10, 17 - Details and registration here - Register for free with coupon code: TBSFeb21

Reimagining Exodus Through Stories, Songs and Sightseeing
1:00 PM, March 4, 11, 18, 23 - Details and registration here - Register for free with coupon code: TBSFeb21

 

Tuesday Night Talmud: Tractate Arakhin — Valuing Life

Led by Rabbi Lindemann
This tractate takes its name from the Hebrew word Erekh—Valuation. Its impetus is the last section of the Book of Leviticus (27:1-8), which deals with vows to dedicate the value of a person to the sanctuary. Clearly, assessing the value of a life has great relevance in this time of COVID and Black Lives Matter. But in evaluating a life, the text also considers such matters as gender, profession, and disability. The tractate goes on to additional issues, such as Lashon HaRa—literally, the evil tongue—speaking ill of people in gossip or slander and the impact of sin and forgiveness upon an individual’s psyche and soul. All interesting topics for study and discussion.
Tuesdays at 8:15 PM, January 5, 19, February 2, 16, March 2, 16, April 6, 20, May 4, 25
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Soul Sisters

Led by Cantor Cohen
Join us as we explore the stories, laws, and role of women in the Tanakh through a lively discussion of the parasha of the week.
Wednesdays at 12:30 PM, January 13, 27, February 10, 24, March 10, 24, April 14, 28
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Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This monthly discussion, led by Rabbi Wexler, is for parents of young children. We will use the book, When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Kids by Abigail Gewirtz PhD as the text for our conversations and will be joined throughout the year by guest experts as we share, provide support to one another, and navigate parenting through this pandemic together.
8:00 PM January 13, March 10
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Lunch & Learn Live from Israel!

Live from Israel Encore!
Join us we welcome a different guest on Zoom live from Israel to discuss issues in Israeli society, politics, history and Judaism.
12:30 PM January 14, 28, February 11, March 4
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View past recordings

October 13 - Welcome to Israel: Live Visit to Youth Futures (Israel's Program for Youth at Risk) with Danielle Mor, Vice President, Jewish Agency for Israel - led by Rabbi Lindemann

November 10 - A View from Israel on the U.S. Elections with Haviv Rettig Gur, Senior Political Analyst at the Times of Israel - led by Rabbi Peltz

November 17 - The Mishkan of COVID with Rabbi Arie Hasit: On Building Mobile, Virtual, and Physical but Distant Communications in Israel - led by Rabbi Peltz

December 1 - Ethiopian Aliyah: On-Going Efforts and Challenges with Danielle Mor, VP, JAFI - led by Rabbi Lindemann

December 8 - Betsalel Steinhart Explores Hanukkah Archaeology - led by Rabbi Wexler

December 15 - Northern Exposure:  Assessing New Threats from Syria and Lebanon with Ilan Shulman, Captain, IDF Res. - led by Rabbi Lindemann

January 28 - Leket Israel - Providing Food to the Hungry in Israel During the Pandemic and Beyond

February 11 - Israel Cancer Research Fund - From Cancer Immunotherapy to COVID-19 Vaccine

 

The Whole Megillah An Exploration of Megillat Esther

Join the clergy for an in-depth study of the text and themes of the Scroll of Esther and the holiday of Purim.

12:30 PM January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23
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Community Beit Midrash

“iEngage: Together and Apart” is a program from the Hartman Institute in Jerusalem to consider what it means to be a member of the Jewish people, the core values that animate Jewish peoplehood, and the contemporary challenges to Jewish unity. Rabbi Peltz, Rabbi Wexler and Rabbi Lindemann, along with other community Conservative rabbis, will lead the conversations. Contact Laura Padersky.
Class begins on January 18

 

Jews Who Inspire: How Their Values Teach Us to Behave in a Modern World

Led by Gilah Lewis Sietz
Join Gilah to learn about some great Jewish men and women who have shaped our glorious Jewish history. Their unique lives and values became their legacy, thus enabling all who follow to aspire to be the best of who we are. All are welcome to share in a lively discussion complete with humor and a little nosh.
7:00 PM January 7, February 18, March 18
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Goodblatt Academy

The Rabbi Morris Goodblatt Academy is an Introduction to Judaism course sponsored by the Philadelphia Region of the Rabbinical Assembly, which represents Conservative Jewish rabbis in Greater Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Adults interested in converting to Judaism can enroll in the Goodblatt Academy, with one of our rabbis serving as your sponsor. Contact Rabbi Peltz for more details.

 

Zoom Tu B’Shevat Seder

Join Rabbi Wexler, Roy Levinson, Val Yasner and members of the TBS Sustainability Committee as we celebrate Tu B’Shevat together! There will be learning, singing, delicious fruits and nuts (we will send the shopping list in advance) and discussions about sustainability and taking care of our world.
7:00 PM January 27
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Sat, March 6 2021 22 Adar 5781