The Global Day of Jewish Learning is a project to unite Jewish communities across the world through study of our shared texts. The day unfolds during a 24-hour period of live-streamed events around the world. This year’s Global Day theme is about Judaism’s vision of human dignity, the ethics of inclusivity and the imperative to decrease marginalization. It will take place on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. More information can be found here.
Rabbi Sarra Lev, Ph.D and Rabbi Micah Geurin Weiss will be representing Reconstructing Judaism.
“It Shall be Desolation”: Shunning and human dignity with Rabbi Sarra Lev, Ph.D.
This talk will read through a Talmudic story that explores the relationships between rumor, power and shunning as a disciplinary device. Rabbi Sarra Lev, Ph.D. is an associate professor of rabbinic literature at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. They are currently writing a monograph on intersexuality in rabbinic literature.
HaHovel B’Havero: The Damages of Whiteness with Rabbi Micah Geurin Weiss
Rabbi Micah Weiss will share personal reflections on his growing edges as a white Jewish teacher in a multiracial Jewish classroom, what this can teach other white Jews about building anti-racist Jewish communities, and a mishnah he will never read the same way again. Rabbi Micah Geurin Weiss is the assistant director for Thriving Communities and Tikkun Olam specialist at Reconstructing Judaism. Micah supports the day-in and day-out needs of synagogues and havurot in the Reconstructionist movement, specializing in congregation-based social justice work. A trained spiritual director, Micah holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University in Religious Studies and African American studies and was a fellow at Yeshivat Hadar for two years.
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