RABBI LAWRENCE ENGLANDER, D.H.L. co-editor and author of the recently published “The Fragile Dialogue: New Voices of Liberal Zionism” will be Temple Emanuel's Scholar-in-Residence this year. Thursday, April 12 7 pm – 8:30 pm: Mishnah class (Open to all!) How did we get from a centralized Jerusalem Temple to world-wide synagogues?
Friday, April 13 7:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service. Rabbi Englander will discuss "The Fragile Dialogue: New Voices of Liberal Zionism". Are there common elements on which all liberal Zionists can agree? What are the major areas of contention? What can we do to advance our ideals?
Saturday, April 14 10:00 am Shabbat Minyan with Rabbi Englander. We will briefly examine Israel’s Declaration of Independence as we would a biblical or Talmudic text, to discuss the inherent values in Zionism and the challenges we face today.
12:15 pm Dairy lunch. RSVP on Temple Emanuel's website
1:00 – 2:30 pm New Religious Trends in Israeli Popular Music
Secular Israeli rock stars are turning to Jewish tradition to find material for their songs – and in the process they are teaching Judaism to their fans! We shall listen to a few of these songs and discuss their meaning for Israeli listeners and for us.
6:30 pm Israeli Songs of Protest
Just as protest songs influenced political life in North America in the 1960’s, so has there been a similar tradition in Israel. In this session, we shall listen to and discuss protest songs going back to the aftermath of the 1967 Six Day War and continuing on to the present. The themes will include the Occupation, African asylum seekers, social inequality and more.
8:00 pm Havdalah
This weekend is generously supported by Anonymous TE Leave a Legacy Donor.
Sponsor: Temple Emanuel