Inside, Outside, Jews, non-Jews, and In Between: Thinking About Community Through the Lens of the Eruv

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January 11, 2010 - 7:30pm

This week's class will be taught by Rabbi Micha'el Rosenberg, and it is entitled, "Inside, Outside, Jews, non-Jews, and In Between: Thinking About Community Through the Lens of the Eruv"

Although the explicit purpose of an eruv is to permit the transfer of goods into and out of buildings on Shabbat, it also has the function of defining the boundaries of a "Jewish neighborhood." Rabbinic literature appears to be aware of this fact already, given its concern with the effects of non-Jews and non-Rabbinic Jews on the ability of a community to establish an eruv. Building on the insights of Prof. Charlotte Fonrobert, we will analyze passages from the sixth chapter of Eruvin dealing with these boundary questions in order to understand better what Rabbinic texts have to say about the dangers and benefits of living in religiously mixed communities.

Rabbi Micha'el Rosenberg is a faculty member at Mechon Hadar and teaches Tanakh at Yeshivat Hadar. He is the rabbi of the Fort Tryon Jewish Center, an independent egalitarian synagogue in the Washington Heights section of New York City. An alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship program, he received his rabbinical ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel following his studies in the kollel halakhah at Yeshivat Ma’aleh Gilboa and is currently a doctoral candidate in Talmud and Rabbinic Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has taught Bible, Talmud, and halakhah in a wide variety of settings, including the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, JTS, the National Havurah Institute, and the Northwoods Kollel and Beit Midrash of Ramah Wisconsin.

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Picking and Choosing: Borer on Shabbat.

Date: 

December 14, 2009 - 7:30pm

This fall, the Hadar community will learn Massekhet Shabbat as part of its siyyum (completion) of Seder Moed. Every Monday we will hold a guided class, with havruta and discussion.  In addition to classes, we will hold an open beit midrash, complete with texts and guiding questions. Come with your own hevruta or let us match you with one.  Learn in the Beit Midrash together with full-time fellows at Yeshivat Hadar.  Celebrate our progress throughout the year, culminating with a siyyum on Seder Moed at Shavuot.
 
When: Mondays, 7:30-9:00 PM  

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Mentoring Opportunity-Housing and Homelessness

We are looking for community members to mentor and teach in a Life-skills empowerment program for homeless individuals run by the Interfaith Assembly on Housing and Homelessness.  We need talented individuals who can teach: healthy relationships, time and money management, self-image and healthy living. Please email justice@kehilathadar.org if you're interested. We'll pass along more details if you're interested.

Lunch & Learn

Date: 

September 26, 2009 - 12:30pm

Shabbat morning services will be immediately followed by a Lunch & Learn.  Join Aryeh Bernstein, Rachel Forster Held, and Noah Arnow, Kehilat Hadar's High Holiday prayer leaders, for an inspiring session of learning new and classic High Holiday melodies!  Sign up is required.  Please click on the link below to indicate what you will contribute to our dairy, potluck lunch: http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/BRONXGKQVNZGNXUYAUHG/sept26

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Hadar Book Club

Date: 

September 14, 2009 - 8:00pm

Kehilat Hadar's Book Club will meet on Monday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. at unWined at Symphony Space on 95th Street between Broadway and West End.

The group will discuss The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander.

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