The first of our "Elizabeth Sylvian Memorial Lectures," which address issues related to the Holocaust, including lessons still to be learned and implications for the 21st century. This program also marks the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the "night of broken glass," the organized pogrom against Jews in Nazi Germany.READ MORE
Eighty-five years have passed since November 9, 1938 – Kristallnacht. On the 85th commemoration, it is important to explore the role that the law played in setting the scene for that terrible night. How did the Nuremberg laws lead to Kristallnacht and the Holocaust that followed? What does that tell us about the power of the law?READ MORE
Understanding the Torah and what it asks of us is perhaps one of the most important things that a Jew can learn. In Torah 2, Rabbi Schiff will explore the second half of Leviticus and all of Numbers and Deuteronomy. This is a great opportunity to get a systematic understanding of Judaism’s foundational text.READ MORE
The discussion of Jewish views of God and how they’ve developed through the ages. This course, led by Rabbi Schiff, is going to examine deeply what it means to relate to God.READ MORE
How do Jewish teachings shed light on contemporary issues such as the environment, inter-personal relationships, end-of-life decisions, and stem-cell research? This course explores the wisdom of rabbis and thinkers.READ MORE
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