Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Oct 25

The Jewish Middle Class in an Age of Social Justice

Online | Online Learning | Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition Series

Rutgers University’s Dr. Nancy Sinkoff explores Lucy S. Dawidowicz’s essay, “The Business of American Jews: Notes on a Work in Progress,” which called for a reassessment of Jewish economic social mobility as a positive value in Jewish life. Part of our series, “Six Days Shall You Labor”: Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition.

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Nov 1

A Nice, Jewish Teacher: How American Elementary Education Became “Women’s Work”

Online | Online Learning | Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition Series

In this session, led by Dr. Shira D. Epstein, we will explore the sociocultural and historical forces that have shaped the image of teachers, and how many of the discourses of what makes for an “effective teacher” have endured in Jewish settings. Part of our series, “Six Days Shall You Labor”: Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition.

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Nov 8

Jewish Work and Jewish Identity in the Middle Ages

Online | Online Learning | Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition Series

Join Georgetown University’s Dr. Jonathan Ray to explore the disconnect between Jewish identity and Jewish work in the medieval world. Part of our series, “Six Days Shall You Labor”: Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition.

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Nov 15

If There Is No Bread, There Is No Torah: The Other Careers of the Talmudic Rabbis

Online | Online Learning | Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition Series

If one cannot make a living learning Torah, how should we balance Torah with more mundane concerns? Dr. Rachel Rosenthal explores that question and more. Part of our series, “Six Days Shall You Labor”: Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition.

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Nov 17

Rabbinic Book Club: In Dialogue with the Scholar

Online | Online Learning

Rabbis: Join colleagues for this unique opportunity for in-depth conversation with Dr. Benjamin Sommer on his award-winning book, The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel.

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