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Lecture Series: Judaism’s Perspective on Connecting When Separated
May 18: 8:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
We hope you will join us for Judaism’s Perspective on Connecting When Separated, a lecture series presented by the Congregation Beth Sholom of Teaneck’s Adult Education Committee.
The condition of separateness un-tethers the bond that is so vital to well-being. It invites feelings of loss and loneliness. As we self-isolate and migrate to digital platforms, can connectivity compensate for connection? Our present circumstances are surely a test of the human capacity to bear loneliness, but are they also a test of the human capacity for resilience? Jewish tradition reminds us that mourning is not melancholy. How can Jewish tradition help us learn from this “inflection point” about what is essential in our lives and in our relationships with others? How can it help us to sustain community and kindle possibilities even as we endure another day of remoteness? This program will be presented virtually on Zoom.
Craving Community: How the Talmudic Rabbis Coped with Isolation and Loneliness, led by Rabbi Rabbi Iscah Waldman
Monday, May 18, 2020 from 8:30 – 9:30 PM
Praying Together & Praying Alone: Challenges & Opportunities, led by Rabbi Eliezer Diamond
Monday, June 1, 2020 from 8:30 – 9:30 PM
Physically Distant but Socially Connected: Lessons from the Midrash, led by Rabbi Joel Pitkowsky
Monday, June 8, 2020 from 8:30 – 9:30 PM