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Me'ah Select Spring 2020 Class: Standing on One Foot: Essential Jewish Values and Core Ideas

Upcoming Sessions

1. Monday, March 16, 2020 20 Adar 5780

7:00 PM - 9:30 PMMeeting Room

2. Monday, March 23, 2020 27 Adar 5780

7:00 PM - 9:30 PMMeeting Room

3. Monday, March 30, 2020 5 Nisan 5780

7:00 PM - 9:30 PMMeeting Room

4. Monday, April 6, 2020 12 Nisan 5780

7:00 PM - 9:30 PMMeeting Room

5. Monday, April 13, 2020 19 Nisan 5780

7:00 PM - 9:30 PMMeeting Room

6. Monday, April 27, 2020 3 Iyar 5780

7:00 PM - 9:30 PMMeeting Room

7. Monday, May 4, 2020 10 Iyar 5780

7:00 PM - 9:30 PMMeeting Room

8. Monday, May 11, 2020 17 Iyar 5780

7:00 PM - 9:30 PMMeeting Room

9. Monday, May 18, 2020 24 Iyar 5780

7:00 PM - 9:30 PMMeeting Room

Instructor: Rabbi Benjamin Samuels

Cost: $315. Financial aid is available; please contact meah@hebrewcollege.edu for details.

Course Description: What does it mean to be Jewish? Jewish life hopscotches across four different types of relationships: between the individual and God; between ourselves and others; between us and our world; and between each of us and ourselves. We will look at each of these domains—ultimacy, interpersonal ethics, peoplehood and stewardship, and personal responsibility—through the lens of core Jewish values. The course is designed for people—rom beginners to advanced learners—who would like to embark on a sophisticated study of foundational Jewish values and core ideas with an eye towards how they shape the lives we want to live. Your Jewish perspective will be reframed and refreshed.

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Registration: To register for this class, please contact Linna Ettinger.

Rabbi Benjamin Samuels has served since 1995 as rabbi of Congregation Shaarei Tefillah in Newton, Mass., and is a co-curriculum designer, educational consultant and instructor for the Parenting Through a Jewish Lens program. He received his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University and is an alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship program. Samuels is a doctoral candidate in science, philosophy and religion at Boston University. He serves on the faculty of Me’ah and Ma’ayan and is a Genesis scholar at Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

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