Don't miss this terrific weekend with Rabbi Adam Chalom, Ph.D, the North American Dean of the Institute of Secular Humanistic Judaism and Rabbi for Congregation Kol Hadash in suburban Chicago, Illinois. Together we will dig into Jewish history through a Humanistic lens. Full weekend and part-time participation welcome. Register Here Learn more about Rabbi Chalom Here and Here.
Friday, 7:30 pm, Celebrate Shabbat with a Humanistic Service followed by a presentation by Rabbi Chalom: What They Don’t Teach in Sunday School. We will end the evening with a dessert buffet. All are welcome. No fee and no registration needed.
Saturday, The Rest of Shabbat - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, From Cult to Culture: The Evolution of Judaism.
9:00 am - Noon From Tribal Religion to Cultural Diversity: Many gods to monotheism; Second Temple Jewish Pluralism; Destruction of Jersualem Temple and birth of rabbinic Judaism; Medieval poetry, philosophy and mysticism; the varieties of Jewish culture; Ashkenazic, Sephardic and beyond.
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Challenges and Choices of Emancipation and Enlightenment: The price of freedom; the power of new ideas; the emergence of Jewish religious denominations; modern anti-Semitism and Jewish responses; secular Jewish responses; Zionism and Yiddishism.
All sessions above at 765 Concord Avenue, Cambridge
Sunday - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Humanist Rabbi Adam Chalom presents as part of the Limmud Boston Conference, a Jewish Learning Fest, at Mishkan Tefilla, Chestnut Hill. With rising anti-Semitism in Europe and the Middle East, heart-rending conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, militant Orthodoxy fighting modernity and ongoing Jewish integration into Western Culture, who would be crazy enough to want to be Jewish? And yet we do, and we are. The truth is that being Jewish adds deep meaning to our lives. The session will cover the transformation of Jewish life in the 20th century; the Jewish labor movement; the tragedy of the Holocaust; the shortcomings and successes of Zionism and the State of Israel. In addition, you can sample many other workshops at this vibrant annual conference for a full day of Jewish learning! Children 3 - 13 can particpate in Camp Limmud at the same time and young people above 13 are welcome at the full program. Camp Limmud
Limmud Boston 2015, Congregation Mishkan Tefila, 300 Hammond Pond Parkway, Chestnut Hill. Directions