From Marriage to the Messiah: Healthy Discussions on Divisive Topics


Program: Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning: Young Adults
Rabbi Joel Goldstein and Rabbi Matthew Ponak (read bios)
Day and Time: Wednesdays, 8-9:30 p.m. Eastern, 5-6:30 p.m. Pacific
Dates: Feb 8, 15, 22; Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2023 (8 sessions)
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: $144

Rabbinic literature is rife with honest and respectful debate and a willingness to confront difficult and controversial topics. Holding onto this tradition is vital to peaceful co-existence with our friends and neighbors in an increasingly polarized world. Join Rabbis Matthew Ponak and Joel Goldstein— two Rabbis and study partners with starkly different approaches to Jewish thought and practice- as they lead an exploration of controversial Jewish topics while modeling how to use controversy and disagreement as a way to sharpen one another’s thinking and friendship. Discover how all our differences, disagreements, and discomfort can actually make us better thought partners and help us refine and evolve our own beliefs in Judaism.

Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning is for learners of all backgrounds.

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