March 17th, 2018
Professor Arthur Shostak
Since 1945, Shoah memorialization has focused primarily on the Horror Story – what perpetrators did TO Jewish victims. It has overlooked the Help Story – what Jewish victims tried … Continue reading Shoah Reset: How the Victims Helped Each Other
February 24, 2018 at 1:15
Parshat Tetzavveh, Amalek through the ages, Part II
David Meir-Levi draws upon biblical and rabbinic literature, history, popular culture and his own personal narrative to find resonance in the text for our … Continue reading An in-depth look at more divine commandments for genocide.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 1:15pm
Rabbi Steven Bob
Understand the Other: Who Are They?” will be based on his new book, “Jonah and the Meaning of Our Lives, A Verse-by Verse Contemporary Commentary,” which was published … Continue reading Scholar-in-Residence
January 27, 1:15pm
David will draws upon biblical and rabbinic literature, history, popular culture and his own personal narrative to find resonance in the text for our everyday lives.
Post … Continue reading An in-depth look at divine commandments for genocide.
Jonah and the Meaning of Our Lives
November 11, 2017
Rabbi Bob will offer a d’var torah during Shabbat morning services and a Shabbat Shiur following Kiddush.
In Pirke Avot 5:26, Ben Bag Bag … Continue reading Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat with Rabbi Steven Bob
November 18, 1:15pm
Toldoth: Patriarchs pimping their princesses??!!
Abraham pimps Sarah twice, and Isaac pimps Rebecca once. Three strikes and you are out, unless you are a Hurrian nobleman! Were our Patriarchs Hurrian … Continue reading Toldoth: Patriarchs pimping their princesses??!!
October 21, 1:15pm
Noah: Flood stories around the world and across time
Scholars have noted the similarity between the Biblical flood story and the Mesopotamian flood story; but little attention has been paid … Continue reading Noah: Flood stories around the world and across time
Special Shabbat Shiur This Saturday:
Israelis Helping Refugees – Rabbi Graff’s trip to Greece with IsraAid
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 1:15pm
Rabbi Graff has just returned from a week-long trip to Greece with the Israeli Humanitarian Aid … Continue reading Israelis Helping Refugees – Rabbi Graff’s trip to Greece with IsraAid
Terumah: Exodus 35:4ff & 36:4ff; what is the social purpose of the Tabernacle? Why do we have such a detailed list of all that things that the Israelites were to bring? What may we learn from this text today?
Kol … Continue reading Apr. 22 – Shabbat Shiur: with David Meir-Levi
College Campus Reality
The growing problem of anti Semitism on UC campuses and college campuses throughout the country.
A special invitation to parents of college bound students
All interested adults are welcomed This event is free … Continue reading Mar 18. – Shabbat Shiur: College Campus Reality with Tammi Benjamin