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Chanukah Candles, the Burning Bush and the Jewish People

Wednesday, December 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Free

The origins, as well as the meaning, of the post-biblical holiday of Chanukah are hard to pinpoint. In an attempt to shed light on the holiday and to understand its contemporary relevance, we will compare the Chanukah story to another story of a flame that burns but does not extinguish: the biblical story of Moses at the burning bush.

Judy Klitsner is a senior educator at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, where she has taught Bible and biblical exegesis to a generation of students, of whom many now serve as teachers and heads of Jewish studies programs throughout the Jewish world.  A disciple of the great Torah teacher Nehama Leibowitz, Judy is a popular international lecturer, who brings an accessible, text-based teaching style—with an eye toward modern relevance– to a myriad of audiences that span the denominational spectrum.  Judy Klitsner is the author of Subversive Sequels in the Bible: How Biblical Stories Mine and Undermine Each Other, which won a National Jewish Book Award. She is the founding board chair of Sacred Spaces, an organization that seeks to address abuses of power in Jewish institutions.

There is no fee, but please RSVP for planning purposes. This event is held virtually on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. For more information, contact Program Director Ilene Tatro at itatro@cbisd.org.

CSP Partners: Beth Israel (San Diego, CA), Brotherhood Synagogue (Gramercy Park, NYC), Congregation Beth Shalom (Seattle, WA), Congregation B’nai Tzedek (Fountain Valley, CA), Congregation B’nai Israel (Tustin, CA), Jewish Collaborative of Orange County, CA, Shomrei Torah Synagogue (San Fernando Valley, CA), Temple Bat Yahm (Newport Beach, CA), Temple Beth El of South Orange County (Aliso Viejo, CA), Temple Beth Emet (Anaheim, CA), Temple Beth Ohr (La Mirada, CA), Temple Beth Tikvah (Fullerton, CA), Temple Beth Shalom (Needham, MA), Temple Beth Sholom (Santa Ana, CA), Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA), Town & Village Synagogue (NYC, NY), University Synagogue (Irvine, CA), Valley Beth Shalom (Encino, CA) & Walnut Street Synagogue (Chelsea, MA)

Details

Date:
Wednesday, December 1
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMocOuqqDMiH92bhCqlIcy4qt4e8LEaIZ1f

Venue

Zoom
CA United States

Organizer

Adult Education