iEngage (at Kehilat Pardes)
Date(s) - Wednesday, December 4, 2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
This 8-part series explores one of the most divisive issues affecting the Jewish people today: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Through the study of Jewish narratives about Israel and the unpacking of the complex meanings of peace in Jewish tradition, participants are invited to explore the ideas and values that animate different attitudes toward the conflict and how these values shape their own political understandings. Though a shared political platform may not be attainable, this course strives to achieve a shared respect for our differences. Together we will engage in a new values-based discourse about Israel, including topics such as: Living with Difference, the Israel We Imagine, Jewish Narratives of Peace, Attitudes Towards the Land, Justice, Self-Preservation, Compromise, and the Idea of Jewish Exceptionalism.
FACILITATORS: Co-taught by Rabbi Uri Topolosky & Rabbi Marc Israel
Six Wednesdays at 10:30AM at Kehilat Pardes, 13300 Arctic Ave, Rockville, MD 20853
November 6 – December 18 (no class on Nov 27)
Two evenings at 8:00PM at Tikvat Israel, 2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville, MD 20851
Wednesday, October 30, and Sunday, November 24
COSTS: The class is free, although participants are encouraged to purchase the source book for $20.