Jewish Responses to Crisis – Covid and Beyond

Teaching from the Shalom Hartman Institute

with Rabbi David Thomas

Dates: Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 pm
Dec. 2, Dec. 16, Jan. 6, Jan. 20, Jan 27, Feb. 10, Feb 17, Mar. 3 – Zoom sessions with Rabbi Thomas
Weeks of Dec. 9, Jan 13, Feb. 3 and 24 – time to view video lectures on your own
Times:  7:00-8:30 PM CST
Location: Zoom (link provided upon registration)
Cost: $218; $180 for Hineni supporters and members of Shir Tikvah, Bet Shalom, and Beth Jacob

Over the course of many centuries, Jews and Judaism have survived and thrived in no small part by our ability to respond effectively and meaningfully to crises. While the global pandemic, the scourge of systemic racism, and political polarization have taken on new forms in our times, the wisdom of our tradition continues to speak powerfully on ways we can respond.

In each of four units, Rabbi Thomas will be your guide into the inspired teaching of Hartman’s senior faculty. Each unit is comprised three sessions: an introduction and text study, viewing the scholar’s lecture on your own, and a group discussion. The four units are:

  1. Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman – Moral Principles and Priorities in a Changing Landscape
  2. Dr. Micah Goodman – The Challenge of Empathy in Times of Crisis
  3. Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer – Pluralism in the Face of Injustice
  4. Rabbi Tamar Elad-Applebaum – Moral and Spiritual Leadership in Times of Crisis

For more detailed information about the topics and Rabbi Thomas, click here.

Co-sponsored by: 
Shir Tikvah, Bet Shalom, Beth Jacob