Talmudic Stories as Cultural Criticism: How Talmud Can Inform our Public/Private Policy Discussions

Date: 

June 15, 2010 - 7:30pm

Location: 

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

Join us on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., for a community dinner followed by a Beit Midrash series, taught by Mishael Zion, at 7:30 p.m.

Our lives are full of challenging and sometimes maddening dichotomies.  Do we focus inward on our own spiritual lives, or do we devote our energies to social action?  Which takes precedence, family or work?  The body or the mind?  These are all issues that we – and Talmudic society - struggled with. In particular, they told stories in order to work through these issues.  This summer, our mission for the community Beit Midrash is to reclaim Talmudic stories as a rich tool for exploring these questions.  Reading these stories through critical, scholarly, personal and contemporary lenses, we will challenge ourselves and our texts to together build a better community, one where the Talmud regains its role as a centerpiece of our culture.

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Hadar Book Launch Party for Rabbi Elie Kaunfer's "Empowered Judaism"

Date: 

March 16, 2010 - 7:30pm

Location: 

392 Central Park West, #15R (on 100th between CPW and Columbus)

Come celebrate the publication of Kehilat Hadar founder Rabbi Elie Kaunfer's book, "Empowered Judaism: What Independent Minyanim Can Teach Us About Building Vibrant Jewish Communities" with Elie and the Hadar Community at a launch party on Tuesday evening, March 16 at the home of Stephanie Glenn and Gideon Katz.  Light refreshments will be served, and copies of the book will be available for purchase.
RSVP to contact@kehilathadar.org

Kehilat Hadar Book Club

Date: 

March 3, 2010 - 8:00pm

Location: 

710 West End Avenue Apt 3C

Kehilat Hadar's Book Club will meet on Wednesday March 3rd at 8:00 p.m., at 710 West End Avenue Apt 3C
Join us for a discussion of
The End of the Jews: A Novel
by Adam Mansbach
We will also take a trip to hear Adam Mansbach speak at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on Sunday, February 21 at 2:30 pm. The cost is $5. Please contact Libby at the email below if interested.

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Can Liberty and Poverty Coexist?: A Look at Mishnah Pesahim

Date: 

March 8, 2010 - 7:30pm

Join us this Monday evening, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Yeshivat Hadar for a Community Dinner, followed by a class taught by Ram Avital Hochstein.  Dinner will be Indian food and beer, for a cost of $10 including the class. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the class at 7:30 p.m. RSVPs are required for the dinner. To sign up for dinner, please email Sydney Levine sydney.levine@gmail.com by midnight on Sunday March 7.

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

Date: 

February 22, 2010 - 7:30pm

Location: 

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:

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