Following the service on Shabbat mornings, Beit Emanuel hosts an interesting and informed speaker on a thought-provoking topic. Sessions run for approx. an hour starting at 11.15 am.
5 July – Netzer
– Where is diversity taking our Youth –
Netzer SA has found itself in a position where the diversity of views of the individual and the unity of the views of the collective has come into conflict. The battle between our Reform and Zionist parent bodies; and the rivalry between our liberal and traditionalist youth movement siblings; put us at this incredible time of potential for change, and growth. With all this diversity; what do we end up educating your kids about? And what type of future will this lead to?
12 July – Dr. Ruth Morgan
– from the SA Sign Language Department at Wits, will discuss the lessons we can learn from the fascinating Bedouin village of Al-Sayyid in the Negev , where everyone speaks sign language.