JTalk – “Homo Narrativus” – the “Magid”
Following the service on Shabbat mornings, Beit Emanuel hosts an interesting and informed speaker on a thought-provoking topic. Sessions start at approx. 11.15 am.
6 February – Tuly Flint
Clinical Social Worker, therapist , Narrative ,Couples & Family therapist and a Storyteller.
Human Beings as “storytelling animals” and the use of the Bible stories in therapy.
Narratives and narrative making is an essential part of human existence. Throughout history people used stories and narratives to convey ideas, thoughts, values and beliefs not only to each other but through the generations, continents and cultures. The Bible is a perfect example of such a case. In this talk we will learn/hear about the important role of stories in our lives, and see how we use the Bible stories and other tales to enhance and generate healing and mental health..
20 February—Irwin Manoim: The forgotten beginnings of Reform in South Africa
Irwin Manoim continues his series on the history of Progressive Judaism in South Africa by returning to the beginning. He has discovered letters from Lily Montagu in London, personal reminiscences by founders AZ and Jerry Idelson and other materials which shed new light on forgotten people, controversies and events, with implications still felt today.