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The New Jewish Canon


The New Jewish Canon

Program:  Hebrew College Me’ah Select
Instructor: Rabbi Leonard Gordon  (Read Bio)
Dates: 5 Wednesdays, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6 & 9/13
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $190, generous financial aid is available
Location: Zoom
Hosted by: Hebrew College

Our course will read and discuss select essays/responses from the new anthology, THE NEW JEWISH CANON*. Reflecting the best English language Jewish writing of the past decades, this collection organizes its essays under the headings: “Jewish politics and the public square,” “Religion and religiosity,” and “Identities and Communities.” Among other topics, we will discuss: American Jews and Israel, the future of denominations, the impact of changing gender roles, and the shifting political alignments within the American Jewish community.

* The New Jewish Canon (Emunot: Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah) by Yehuda Kurtzer  (Editor), Claire E. Sufrin  (Editor) Paperback $39 – to be purchased by students for this course.

Hebrew College Me’ah Select courses offer in-depth academically oriented adult learning experiences led by outstanding faculty.