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Jews & Taboos - 8/9th grade

Upcoming Sessions

1. Sunday, February 28, 2021 16 Adar 5781

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

2. Sunday, March 14, 2021 1 Nisan 5781

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

3. Sunday, April 18, 2021 6 Iyyar 5781

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

4. Sunday, May 9, 2021 27 Iyyar 5781

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Past Sessions
Sunday, January 31, 2021 18 Shevat 5781 - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday, December 13, 2020 27 Kislev 5781 - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday, November 15, 2020 28 Cheshvan 5781 - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Or Hadash OR via Zoom


Our beloved teen program is back! 

Teacher: Rachel Lazarus

Time: Monthly on Sundays, 5:00-6:30pm

 

Location: We currently plan to meet at Or Hadash, in a small group that is masked, distanced, and outdoors or well-ventilated. Teens are welcome to participate either in person or via Zoom. If necessary, we will shift to an entirely online meeting. 

Cost: $200 per teen. Cost is significantly lower this year as we will not serve dinner.

Register here: 

https://www.or-hadash.org/form/jews--taboos-2020-registration.html


Definition of Taboo: a social or religious custom prohibiting or forbidding discussion of a particular practice.  In Jews and Taboos, we tackle those subjects that people don’t like to talk about.

Topics:

  • Can Jews be white supremacists? How Jews fit in among discussions of privilege and racism; also discussion of inclusion of Jews of color.
  • Should we still follow arcane laws? Laws that seem out of touch and why people still follow them
  • What is kosher sex? Jewish laws on consent, love, and the LGBTQ+ community
  • Are transgender boys circumcised? What Judaism has to say (or not say) about transgender/intersex/gender non-conforming people.
  • Are there Jewish drug addicts? alcohol and drug addiction in the Jewish community.
  • Did God write the Torah? A look at the 4 authors theory and reading the Tanakh as literature (2 sessions)
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Thu, February 25 2021 13 Adar 5781