Newsletter 2020 - 2021 - Page 16

2020-2021 COURSE & PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Course Highlights
Breaking the Mold of Clergy Entrepreneurship Rabbi Elan Babchuck
Teaching new tools , skills , and perspectives to undertake innovative action in your communities .
Jewish Music in Diaspora Dr . Samuel Torjman Thomas
Exploring Jewish culture and identity as inherently diasporic .
Jewish Identities in the Eye of the Storm Dr . Yakir Englander
Examining the different meanings of Jewish identities in the 21st century
The Virtual and the Real : “ Doing Jewish ” Digitally in the 21st Century Rabbi Rachel Barenblat & Rabbi David Markus
Now that digital Jewish life is here to stay , what spiritual ( r ) evolutions should follow suit , and how can spiritual leaders skillfully nourish , respond to them , and even lead them ?
The Importance Of Developing Interfaith Relationships In Your Clergy Work Rabbi Jo David , DMin
Working collaboratively with people of other faiths can be life changing , exhilarating , challenging and enriching in many ways - it can also be extremely difficult .
Erotica , Melancholia and Parodia : A Close Look at Shir Hashirim , Eikhah and Esther Dr . Howard Markose
Parody , erotica , and mourning are three of the most unexpected thematic genres to find in the Bible . And yet , Esther , Song of Songs , and Lamentations seem to use these modes to a significant extent .
Program Highlights
Reparations in Biblical and Rabbinic Law and Lore Rabbi Aryeh Bernstein
What is the place of reparations in the mythic Jewish story of liberation from slavery ? What are halakhic models for reparations in practice ?
Healing Services Rabbi Marcelo Bronstein
Create and lead healing services for a variety of settings including sickness , divorce , miscarriage , cancer , infertility , abuse , and more .
Torah Meets Tech Rabbi David Paskin
Exploring big ideas around using technology to enrich worship and teaching Torah in a digital age .
A Special Program for Juneteenth
A Conversation With Military Chaplains About Social Change with chaplains from JWB Jewish Chaplains Council
Personal Relationships to Prayer an ongoing series
“ Weeping With All the Letters of the Alphabet ” A Tisha B ’ Av Program
21st-c . Responsa ? Responding to Congregants ’ Queries
L ’ maan Tizkor : Remembering the Exodus after George Floyd
“ The Yemenite Experience ” Shlomit Levi
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