TZADDIK: SOCIAL JUSTICE AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
Ever feel like those photos you took on your spring break to Ghana had greater implications than you got to discuss? How has Jewish tradition grappled with the need to assist those in need? How do we navigate the seemingly unlimited opportunities available to make a difference in today’s world? Sometimes it feels like our socially aware, postmodern beliefs are completely distinct from our Jewish identities. In this seminar, we wil seek to cultivate thoughtful discussion and radically honest reflection about the intersection of Judaism and social justice.
Seminar takes place on Tuesdays from 6:15-7:45 PM
LIFE’S BIG QUESTIONS: OR HOW TO GET MORE OF COLLEGE THROUGH JUDAISM
College is often the first time that we get to decide who we want to be in a lot of our identities. For the first time, we're on our own... so who do we want to be? What communities am I a part of? Who am I responsible for and why? What is the difference between love, lust and intimacy? What is worth committing myself to and why? While these are universal questions, we believe that they can be illuminated through the unique light of Jewish text. In this seminar, we will seek to explore these questions together.
Seminar takes place on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:45 PM
SEX, LOVE, AND ROMANCE: TOWARD A POST-MODERN JEWISH ETHIC
Sexuality and intimacy are central to our identities and experiences as human beings, yet we have few opportunities to speak about them in a frank, open, and explicitly Jewish way. In this seminar, you are expected to read, broadly and generously, traditional Jewish texts on intimacy, gender, sexuality, and other related topics. Thoughtful participation on your part requires active listening, speaking up to contribute in class, and talking from your own experience while being open to the experiences of others.
This seminar takes place on Thursdays from 6:15-7:45 PM