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 approx. 11.15 am.
6 June – Irwin Manoim will discuss –History of the Reform movement in South Africa (Part III) – The nineteen forties and fifties were a golden era for the Reform movement, which expanded across the country, running education programmes with thousands of students, and becoming a plausible threat to Orthodox hegemony. But then came a split with Cape Town that almost derailed the movement.
13 June – Pearl Siegel will discuss her book 7 Tried & Tested Triangles – Chapter 1 – Maslow the Father of Triangles & Chapter 7 – Maslow modernised with Tikkun Olam. These are both very relevant in respect of Judaism and even more so in South Africa where the unemployment rate is so high. Maslow’s theory of motivation and his hierarchy of needs. Self-Transcendence; Social Sustainability; Social Entrepreneurship – I spoke at the World Forum for Social Enterprise, hosted by UJ, in 2011, my topic