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.
2nd August: Rebbetzin Sharon Shaked will discuss Lilith
To be advised – Youth Lounge due to Batmitzvah.
16th August: Rabbi Sa’ar Shaked speaking on the life and teachings of Rabbi Zalman Shechter, the founder of the Jewish Renewal movement.
WHAT IS JFORUM
We have identified a need to hold a discussion group to work through and refine our ideas about progressive Judaism. There are many documents which have been produced both locally and abroad which can enhance our understanding of developments within progressive Judaism.
We began with the CCAR platforms and will introduce other topics such as Kashrut, music, attitudes to ritual, attitudes to Israel, Tikkun Olam, charity etc…. Many of these issues are dealt with in these platforms but require other inputs and discussion. The format is different to JTALK in that it is a participative session, chevurah style, in which everyone is encouraged, but not forced, to voice their opinions.
WHEN IS JFORUM
– It will be on the last Saturday of the month.