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Michael B. Eisenstat Miniversity of Judaism

 

 

 

 

 

The Rabbi Michael B. Eisenstat Miniversity of Judaism is proud to present its 2022-23 programming,                                 featuring a special line-up of lectures presented in-person in the Fran Mann Memorial Library.

 

COST: FREE to TBI Members
$10 per person - per course for non-members

All attendees should complete registration form separately.


Sponsored by Temple Beth Israel and The Jewish Federation of Sarasota Manatee, this Miniversity                                          season is open to the entire community. Pre-registration is requested.

Masks are no longer required, but we do highly encourage them while attending programs and services at Temple                  Beth Israel. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the TBI office via email at office@longboatkeytemple.org

 


Wednesday, November 9, 16 at 2:00pm (3-part session) COMPLETED
Speaker: Rabbi Stephen L. Sniderman

Topic: WORDS USED, MISUSED AND ABUSED
A provocative and challenging critical discussion of the words we use to describe our Jewish beliefs, concerns and practices.


Wednesday, December 7, 14, 21 at 2:00pm (3 different topics) COMPLETED

Speaker: Rabbi Howard Simon

 

Topic 1: THE ISRAEL ELECTION

We will examine who won the election and why; Why the winners and losers were selected by the electorate; what this means for Israel's future

TOPIC 2: ISRAEL AND IRAN FACE OFF

Iran's threats to Israel and its desire to destroy Israel: Israel's reaction to threats from Iran; Iran's support of terrorist groups threatening Israel and Israel's reaction; Continued war of words between Israel and Iran

TOPIC 3: ISRAEL AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH MIDDLE EAST NEIGHBORS

The importance of the Abraham Accords and the positive relations with Israel, Turkey, and its new-founded relations with Russia and Iran; What this means for Israel maritime border established with Lebanon; the changing attitude by Israel regarding Syria


Wednesday, January 11, 18, 25 at 2:00pm
Speaker: Rabbi Michael B. Eisenstat

Topic: Oedipus and Israel: Common themes between two diametrically opposed cultures


Wednesday, February 1, 8, 15, 22 at 2:00pm (4-part series)

Speaker: Rabbi Peter Kasdan

Theme: AN EXPLORATION OF MODERN REFORM RESPONSA LITERATURE
How knowledge of Jewish traditions can ofttimes help us respond to controversial, difficult modern-day social issues


 

TO REGISTER, USE THE ONLINE FORM HERE

You may also call the office at (941) 383-3428, or email office@longboatkeytemple.org

Fri, February 3 2023 12 Shevat 5783