After meeting for the past three years, the Downtown Study Group—led by Rabbi Harold Kravitz—is finishing up the topic of Suffering, and expect to end their discussions on this topic at their February 6th session.
The next topic they plan to examine is the issue of Jewish Identity starting on February 27. Rabbi Kravitz states "we will start with a survey of the different ways Jewish identity has been defined and understood going back to Biblical times."
This appealed to the group because there are many contemporary issues that are impacted by our understandings of this topic: from who is a Jew, to how we respond to marriage of Jews to people of other faiths, to how we perceive ourselves when important questions are being raised in the US and in Israel about race, etc.
The course will incorporate Rabbi Barry Cytrons' syllabus that he taught at Macalester College on this very topic.
The Downtown Study Group meets roughly every other Tuesday from 12-1 pm at the office of Meyer and Njus at their new office location of 330 2nd Avenue South, Suite 350, Minneapolis. There is parking in the building at the 3rd Street entrance and metered parking on the street.
This study group is open to any and everyone. If you're interested in learning more, you can reach out to Miriam Segall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you there.
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