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Sweet Taste of Torah – Conversations on Zionism Today
February 2: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The North Jersey Board of Rabbis’ annual community-wide evening of study, music, and celebration.
$15 per person pre-registered by January 29
Check Payable to : NJBR Mail to: 32 Franklin Place, Glen Rock, NJ 07452
Keynote Speaker: Rabbi Josh Weinberg
Rabbi Josh Weinberg is the president of ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists in America. he was ordained from the HUC-JIR Israeli Rabbinic Program in Jerusalem and currently lives in New York. Rabbi Weinberg previously served as the Director of the Israel Program for the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and as a faculty member of the NFTY-EIE High School in Israel, teaching Jewish history. He came on Aliyah to Israel in 2003 and is a reserve officer in the IDF spokesperson’s unit.
Originally from Chicago, Rabbi Weinberg has a BA from the University of Wisconsin in Hebrew literature, political science, and international relations, and studied for an MA at the Hebrew University in Jewish education.
A co-author of The Fragile Dialogue, New Voices of Liberal Zionism, Rabbi Weinberg will speak on Is Love of Israel Conditional?
Conversations on Zionism Today
There’s no doubt that the topic of Israel stirs up some controversy within the broader Jewish community. Following Rabbi Weinberg’s keynote, our first set of breakouts will focus on the role Israel can play in the lives of contemporary Jews. Lively discussions are guaranteed based on various approaches to the topic: moral, political, religious. Additional sessions will include traditional text learning, lectures, and more on topics ranging from The Book of Esther, Jewish futures, the liturgy of non-Orthodox prayerbooks, and more.