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Torah Study

October 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Torah Study

October 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Reserve space in one or both sessions

  • 2:00 – 2:45 PM Session 1
  • 2:45 – 3:00 PM Break & Refreshments
  • 3:00 – 3:45 PM Session 2

Classes may close if capacity is reached. Photography will only be permitted in designated areas.

If you require accommodations to attend, please contact Cheryl Johnson with needs at 412-992-5249.

Please keep in mind that the Urban League will be on site accepting donations to their Thanksgiving Distribution of new and gently used hats, gloves, and socks for elementary and middle school aged children.
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Torah Study Class Schedule

2:00 – 2:45 PM Sessions

Studies in Parashat Vayera
(Genesis 18-22)
part one

Rabbi Doris Dyen
Daniel Leger
Rabbi Yitzhak Husbands-Hankin

Rabbi Doris Dyen, PhD, BCC, a Reconstructionist rabbi and long-time member of Congregation Dor Hadash, is a chaplain at UPMC Magee Womens Hospital, the rabbi of Chavurah Makom HaLev, a spiritual director, and a survivor of the synagogue shooting.

Daniel Leger is a long-time member of Congregation Dor Hadash, a retired nurse and chaplain, and a survivor of the synagogue shooting.

Rabbi Yitzhak Husbands-Hankin is the rabbi emeritus of Temple Beth Israel Center for Jewish Life in Eugene, Oregon, and a long-time friend of Congregation Dor Hadash.

Homeless and At Home, Together: Insights from the October 27, 2018 Torah portion (Genesis 18-22)

about our situation as Jews in contemporary America, and how these can guide our collective work of remembrance and repair

Dr Arnold Eisen

Dr. Arnold Eisen is the Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. A professor of Jewish Thought, Dr Eisen has authored many publications, including Rethinking Modern Judaism and Conservative Judaism Today and Tomorrow.

Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?

How Jewish Tradition Can Help Us Grapple with Injustice

Rabba Yaffa Epstein

Rabba Yaffa Epstein serves as the Director of the Wexner Heritage Program at the Wexner Foundation, and lives in Columbus, OH.  From 2016-2018 she served as faculty for Kulam: The Pittsburgh Community Beit Midrash.

Remembering and Connecting with Our Loved Ones

Rabbi Yisroel Altein

Rabbi Yisroel Altein is the co-director and rabbi at Chabad of Squirrel Hill. A Brooklyn native, he received rabbinic ordination from the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva in New York and serves on the editorial board of the Jewish Learning Institute.

We Can't Do It Alone: Joining Together Against Hate

Rabbi David Sandmel

Rabbi David Fox Sandmel, PhD, serves as Director of Interreligious Engagement for ADL. He is a Reform rabbi, scholar and activist who is committed to building bridges of understanding and cooperation between religious communities.

Open Beit Midrash (Self-Study)

Independent study and reflection

A quiet space for you with texts available in Hebrew and English.

2:45 – 3:00 PM Break & Refreshments

3:00 – 3:45 PM Sessions

Studies in Parashat Vayera
(Genesis 18-22)
part two

Rabbi Doris Dyen
Daniel Leger
Rabbi Yitzhak Husbands-Hankin

Rabbi Doris Dyen, PhD, BCC, a Reconstructionist rabbi and long-time member of Congregation Dor Hadash, is a chaplain at UPMC Magee Womens Hospital, the rabbi of Chavurah Makom HaLev, a spiritual director, and a survivor of the synagogue shooting.

Daniel Leger is a long-time member of Congregation Dor Hadash, a retired nurse and chaplain, and a survivor of the synagogue shooting.

Rabbi Yitzhak Husbands-Hankin is the rabbi emeritus of Temple Beth Israel Center for Jewish Life in Eugene, Oregon, and a long-time friend of Congregation Dor Hadash.

Algorithms of Loving Kindness

Deploying Timeless Norms of Ethical Communication in a Digital Age

Rabbi Julie Schonfeld

Rabbi Julie Schonfeld is the founder and executive director of Leading Ethics, LLC, a consultancy dedicated to helping companies and organizations improve their ethical climate and culture. She served from 2009-2019 as CEO of the Rabbinical Assembly, the international membership organization of Conservative rabbis.

Who's Responsible?

From Individual to Communal Responsibility in Jewish Tradition and Text

Eric Fingerhut

Eric Fingerhut is President and CEO of JFNA and immediate past CEO of Hillel International. A former Ohio State Senator and U.S. Congressman from Ohio, Fingerhut served as the Chancellor of the University System of Ohio.

Honoring Our Uniqueness While Deepening Our Bonds with One Another

Rabbi William Hamilton

Rabbi William G. Hamilton has served as rabbi of Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline, MA since 1995 and is a chaplain for the Massachusetts State Police. 

Jewish Texts on How We Heal

Rabbi Joseph Ozarowski

Rabbi Joseph Ozarowski, DMin, BCC, an Orthodox rabbi, is rabbinical counselor and chaplain for JCFS Chicago and Jewish chaplain at Skokie Hospital.  He served as a volunteer chaplain in Pittsburgh after the attack.

Open Beit Midrash (Self-Study)

Independent study and reflection

A quiet space for you with texts available in Hebrew and English.

Venue

Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Organizer

PittsburghOct27
Email:
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