JTalk programme: This week, Bedouins and sign language

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.

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.

19 July – Rosa Manoim will speak on on her work with refugees in Israel

26 July – Rabbi Sa’ar Shaked will lead a study session and discussion on the final 1999 Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) platform. This deals with the most recent collective statement on Reform Judaism by American Rabbis.