ENGAGE! 2022

Join us for four days of Jewish learning! First-rate teachers, wonderful learning, wide-ranging topics – from cerebral to hands-on.

Sign up for just one class, or join us for all four days!
$12 per class, FREE for participants under age 30

All classes are held on Zoom and will run for 1 hour



View the full course lineup with detailed descriptions

Saturday, February 5

7:00 PM – Opening Program

7:30 PM – Classes:

Names, Naming and The Name with Earl Schwartz and Nina Samuels

Wild Sea Stories of the Talmud with Rabbi Emma Kippley-Ogman

Advocacy in Action or Inaction with Rafi Forbush and Heather Miller

8:30 PM – Zoom Dance Party

Sunday, February 6
3:00 PM

Reading Our Sages: What Is the Masculine? with Rabbi Yosi Gordon

Arabic: The Jewish Language Everyone Should Know with Noam Sienna

A Marriage Made In…Heaven? Israel’s Unprecedented Coalition Government with Rabbi Adam Rubin

A Wellspring of Possibility: The Power of Modern Mikveh Rituals with Cantor Rachel Stock Spilker

Monday, February 7
9:30 AM

Challah: Braiding and Learning with Rabbi Alexander Davis

Gender Fluidity and Diversity in Jewish Tradition with Isaac Ezra Jennings

Awakening the Heart with Julie Dean

Tuesday, February 8
7:00 PM

Recent Scholarly Debates on Intermarriage in American Jewish Life with Riv-Ellen Prell

What does Judaism Say about Abortion: Advocating for Reproductive Freedom through a Jewish Lens with Beth Gendler

What was the Moment of the Redemption of the Jewish People? with Rabbi Marcus Rubenstein

Presented by Minnesota JCC and Hineni: Talmud Torah of St. Paul

Thanks to our Community Partners:
Beth El Synagogue | Beth Jacob Congregation | J-Pride | Maayanot Minnesota Community Mikvah | Macalester Jewish Organization | Mount Zion Temple | Multiracial Jewish Association of MN | The Multitudes | NCJW-Minnesota | Temple of Aaron | Temple Israel | Twin Cities Jewish Renewal Community