Temple Adath Yeshurun is pleased to present a new course led by Rabbi Zehavi entitled, “How Did We Get Here?: The Emergence of the Modern Jewish Movements.” The class considers the practice and ideology of different Jewish denominations and forms of identity from the perspective of their historic development.
Rabbi Zehavi said, “There have always been different expressions of Judaism and Jewish identity. However, around 200 years ago, a number of forces radically reshaped Jewish life, leading over time to the modern movements – or denominations – we recognize today.”
In this series, participants will explore the difficult situations in which Jewish communities found themselves, the dilemmas they confronted, and the way their answers brought the Jewish people to this moment. Rabbi Zehavi will give participants the opportunity to ask: What challenges do we face now? What answers do we seek? What forces are shaping the Judaism of tomorrow?
The course will take place over eight sessions: January 23, January 30, February 6, February 13, February 27, March 5, March 19, and March 26. Each class will begin at 7:00 pm. There is no charge for attendance, though registration is requested.