Torah Study is part of the second year commemoration honoring the lives lost and the people affected by the attack on three Pittsburgh synagogues – Congregation Dor Hadash, New Light Congregation, and Tree of Life * Or L’Simcha Congregation – on October 27, 2018 (18 Cheshvan 5779).
FEATURING TWO GREAT EDUCATORS
CHOOSE TO HEAR:
Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Pursuing Justice: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Authentic Jewish Practice
Rabbi Rick Jacobs is president of the Union for Reform Judaism, which reaches more than 1.5 million people through nearly 850 congregations, 15 overnight camps, the Reform teen youth Movement NFTY, and the Religious Action Center in Washington DC. Prior to being installed as president of URJ, Rabbi Jacobs served as a congregational rabbi at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue and at Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, New York.
OR CHOOSE TO HEAR:
Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story
An Orthodox rabbi ordained by Yeshiva University, Rabbi Rothstein recently joined the staff of the Jewish Federations of North America as Rabbinic Scholar and public affairs advisor. Prior to coming to JFNA, he served as Rabbi-in-Residence at Hazon: The Jewish Lab for Sustainability, and spiritual educator at Carmel Academy of Greenwich. Growing up in a multi-racial Chabad family in Monsey, NY, Rabbi Rothstein sees himself as a human bridge, connecting disparate parts of the Jewish community. Rothstein is a member of the Schusterman Foundation’s ROI Fellowship and was listed as one of the Jewish Week’s 36 Under 36.
All sessions will take place on the Zoom platform and will each be 50 minutes in length. There will be up to two simultaneous sessions offered at each time slot.
Pre-registration for specific sessions is required. You will be sent a zoom link for each session you register for, 24 hours prior to the session.
Sessions will take place during six timeslots, on both the English and Hebrew commemorative dates, featuring the following instructors and topics:
Tuesday, October 27 at 12:00 PM
Hazzan Henry Rosenblum – Using Cantillation to Interpret Torah
Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel – The Hidden Things Belong to HaShem: Accompanying Others Through Loss
Tuesday, October 27 at 1:00 PM
Rabbi Leon Morris – Becoming a Human Torah – In Life and in Death
Rabbi Jack Riemer – A Little Bit of Comfort for Those Who Mourn Today
Wednesday, November 4 at 7:30 PM
Rabbi Gordon Tucker – Randomness and Moral Agency: Lessons from the Book of Job and Beyond
Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit – Repairing the Soul and the World: Together in Healing and Justice
Wednesday, November 4 at 8:30 PM
Rabbi Deborah Waxman – Drawing on Jewish Wisdom and Practice to Cultivate Resilience
Rabbi Jonathan Berkun – There is No Place Like Home: Finding Holiness Wherever We Are
Thursday, November 5 at 12:00 PM
Rabbi Rick Jacobs – Pursuing Justice: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Authentic Jewish Practice
Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein – Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story
Thursday, November 5 at 1:00 PM
Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz – As Memories Fade: Yizkor and Historical Amnesia
Rabbi Cheryl Klein – More than Zachor (Remember)
Torah Study – Second Year Commemoration
Thursday, November 5 @ 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
The full inclusion of people of all abilities is a core value of the Pittsburgh Jewish Community. Please discuss accessibility accommodations with the contact person for this event.