Community Dinner, followed by Lo Titgodedu: Denominationalism in the Mishnah


February 22, 2010 - 7:30pm


Yeshivat Hadar, 190 Amsterdam Ave., at 69th St.

Join us this Monday evening, February 22nd at 6:30pm at Yeshivat Hadar for our first Community Dinner, followed by a class by Rabbi Jeff Fox on what the laws of Purim can teach us about pluralism:

We will be ordering dinner from SoomSoom (a Kosher falafel restaurant which also has the Tav HaYosher). It costs $10 and includes dinner, free beer or hot apple cider, and the class. Dinner will begin at 6:30pm. To sign up for dinner, email Jaime Guarnaccia, by midnight Sunday, February 21.

This week's class will be taught by Rabbi Jeff Fox and it is entitled, “Lo Titgodedu: Denominationalism in the Mishnah”
How can we observe a Holiday on different days?  The one feature of Jewish Life that unites Jews the world over is the calendar.  None the less, the Mishna in Megilla provides alternative days for observing the Holiday of Purim.  We will use this as a model for understanding certain debates in the Jewish community today.

When: Mondays, 7:30-9:00 p.m. through March 22. 
Where: Yeshivat Hadar, 190 Amsterdam Ave., at 69th St.
Cost: $5 per class, $40 for the series                                              

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Rabbi Jeffrey S. Fox is a faculty member at Yeshivat Hadar.  He teaches chumash and Rashi as well as oversees the Berrie Innovation Grant. Rabbi Fox was the first graduate of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. After ordination he served as the spiritual leader of Kehilat Kesher: The Community Synagogue of Tenafly and Englewood, where he grew the shul from thirty to one hundred families. In addition to teaching at the Drisha Institute and directing the Florence Melton Adult Mini School in Westchester County, he is a rabbinic fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute of Jerusalem and has served on boards of the UJA-Federation of Northern New Jersey as well as J-ADD.  He lives in Riverdale with his wife Beth and their four children.

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