A Conversation Across Time
The Shoah and the rebirth of Israel took place during a single generation. Discuss how generations deal with such a great catastrophe and miraculous redemption respectively. Consider how we make sense of the Jewish condition during times of upheaval and what our generation’s narrative will be. Explore how we begin to understand Jewish life again after the ancient questions of Jewish faith and identity have been recast in radical new forms by the events of our generation.
About the Instructor
Rabbi Ed Feinstein is senior rabbi of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California and is an instructor at the Ziegler Rabbinical School of the American Jewish University, the Wexner Heritage Program, and the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. His books, Tough Questions Jews Ask – A Young Adult’s Guide to Building a Jewish Life, and Jews and Judaism in the 21st Century, were National Jewish Book Award finalists. His latest book, Capturing the Moon, retells the best of classic and modern Jewish folktales. Ed shares life with his wife, Nina, and three adult children, and every Friday afternoon, he bakes brownies from a recipe revealed to his ancestors at Mount Sinai.
Part of the series Celebrating Lehrhaus’ 40th Year Around the Bay: The Transformative Power of Dialogue.
Monday, Mar 3
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm