Rabbi Alexander will share the drasha and an after-Birkat haMazon learning "Expressions of Unorthodox Joy: Medieval Sanity & Creativity Exposed in Halakhah"
Rabbi Aaron Alexander is Associate Dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at American Jewish University in Los Angeles where he teaches rabbinic literature and Jewish law. He currently serves on the Committee for Jewish and Standards of the Conservative Movement and is a Rabbinic Leader in the American Social Justice Movement.
A New Generation of Zionists Working Across Israel as Advocates of Education and Social Change
Sunday, October 27th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
at Congregation Netivot Shalom
Over 1600 young adults are living and working on 16 Dror Israel kibbutzim. They are choosing to live according to the values of equality, social justice, and volunteerism, and are striving to bringing social change to Israel. Come welcome Uriel Levy and Sivan Bamberger! Levy, is a youth educator and founder of the movement's Combat Genocide Association. Bamberger, directs Dror Leadership High School, a semester-long high school program for North American 10th and 11th graders in Israel.
Presented by the Jewish Federation of the East Bay. Other co-sponsors are Congregation Beth El, Congregation Beth Israel and JCC of the East Bay.
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…