The real Jewish experience is more diverse than we ever imagined. How can the histories of diverse Jewish communities transform the Jewish present? Join Kahal B’raira and Rabbi Adam Chalom to learn and to grow!
Register here: https://iishj.org/rediscovering_jewish_diversity/
Learning Session #1, 9:00am-11:00am EST
What are the Jews? – Is being Jewish a nationality, or a race, or a culture, or a people, or a religion, or something else? The answer to this question will impact how we understand what diverse Jewish communities have in common, and why they differ.
Alexandria, Egypt – What can the experiences of Jews living 2000 years ago with Greeks and Egyptians, and balancing between traditional religion and Hellenistic culture, teach us about Jewish life in the 21st Century?
Rabbi Adam Chalom has served as Dean-North America of the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism since 2007. He is also the Rabbi of Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in suburban Chicago. Rabbi Chalom has spoken at several national and international conferences; edited and contributed to several volumes on Judaism, Humanism and their intersection; and provided weekend learning opportunities with Kahal Braira most recently in 2015. You can read more about his work at https://hjrabbi.wordpress.