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Coming Home
How is Judaism Our Journey Home?

 



Dec 2021 - May 2022
(classes are independent topics, prior attendance not required)

Join Rabbi Sirkman as we explore the Journey of Judaism through the prism of Coming HOME. Engaging in key sources, texts & multi-media, each session will bring new perspective on our spiritual life-experience as it enables us to discover how we find Home. 

H-O-M-E…Is a concept, not a place; it is a state of mind where self-definition starts.  It is origins…wherein one first realizes s/he is an original, perhaps like others, especially those one loves, but distinct…HOME is where we first learn to be separate, ourselves, and it remains the place where reunion, if it ever were to occur, would happen…HOME is about restoration of the right relations---and going HOME is where that restoration occurs because that is where it matters most… To attempt to go HOME is to go the long way around, to stray in the hopes of finding completeness…in reintegration with those left behind…To truly go HOME may be impossible, but it is a driving necessity, our compelling dream.
-- A. Bartlett Giamatti, “Baseball as Narrative,”  Univ of Michigan Law School, 1989

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Home & Homeland

Exploring Our Identity As American Jews And Zionists
 



Jan, Feb, 2022
(4 class miniseries)


Join Rabbi Frankel for a 4-part miniseries as part of our Covenantal Learning theme this year. From international and domestic conflict in our Jewish homeland to polarizing identity politics here at home, we can sometimes feel caught in the middle and unsure of how to respond to current events. Using the Hartman Institute's Identity/Crisis Podcast with Yehudah Kurtzer as a jumping off point, we will explore the opportunities and challenges of being an American Jew and Zionist today.

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Sat, January 22 2022 20 Sh'vat 5782