Yaffe Scholars Zoom Series: Tools for Transformation

Rabbi Shai Held, President, Hadar Institute: How to Love God 
Tuesday, February 27, 7:30 pm, Zoom

The Torah commands us to love God with all our heart, soul, & might (Deuteronomy 6:5), but what does loving God look like in Jewish thought and practice? Join us for a deeper look at the role of love in Judaism and how it can transform us.

Aliza Scharf-Bendov: Telling Our Story: Exodus, Attachment Theory & Freedom
Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 pm, Zoom

We are commanded to tell the story of Exodus as though we experienced it ourselves, but how do we do that in 2024? Join us for this interactive lecture where we will explore the journey of the Jewish people through a reflective lens. We will investigate how we can integrate what we learned from our own parents and how to pass-over the story to our children with impact. Modern attachment theory, excerpts from Torah, as well as reflections on our modern day plight as a people will be explored.  

Olga Meshoe Washington: Paths of the Righteous  
Tuesday, June 4, 7:30 pm, Zoom

The Torah says “Righteousness, righteousness, you shall pursue!” (Deut. 16:20) but how do we find the courage to take a stand? In commemoration of MLK Day, join us for a conversation with Olga Washington, a South African advocate for Israel and for Black and Jewish solidarity, who was featured in congregant Ari Mittleman’s book Paths of the Righteous: Stories of Heroism, Humanity and Hope.

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