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Reform Responsa: Making Sense of New Realities – Rabbinic Answers to Contemporary Questions

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 7, 2019


Thursdays, January 24, 31, and February 7, 2019 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm (3 Sessions) in the Feuerstein Family Activity Center

  • Practicing Judaism and Buddihism: Can a family that practices both join a temple and enroll their child in religious school?
  • Loyalty to One’s Company Versus Love for Israel: should someone who works for a company developing technology for countries at war with Israel inform the Israeli Consulate about what that technology?
  • A Minyan via the Internet: Can we count people who are “attending” a service via the internet be counted in the Minyan (quorum required for Jewish prayer services)?

Join Rabbi Michael Berk for an engrossing three session series in which we will discuss questions like these, and more.

After the Talmudic period, questions (she’e’lot) about Jewish law were asked of leading scholars around the diaspora. Those rabbis, experts in Jewish law, issued answers, knows as “teshuvot.” That has become a vast store of literature known as “She’e’lot u’tshuvot” – Questions and Answers, or, Responsa Literature.

The Reform Movement has a long history of issuing responsa for contemporary questions. Reform congregations and rabbis make their own determinations about many of these questions and you are invited to offer your opinion on these questions.

No fee, but please RSVP below at least one week in advance. For more information contact Program Director Ilene Tatro; itatro@cbisd.org or call 858 535-1111, ext.2516



Thursday, January 24, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Adult Education


Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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858 535 1111