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The Global Day of Jewish Learning: The Unity of the Jewish People and Shema
Sunday, November 13 from 1:30 to 6:00pm
There are multiple learning sessions available- come for one or stay for all!
This event is open to adults & teens, students and community members!
There will be a door prize/raffle of an Amazon Fire, out on November 15th. All participants will receive a chance to win and will be able to gain more chances by purchasing tickets or by attending more classes at the event.
In addition, there will be a Student Only Sunday Brunch from 12:00 – 1:15.
Classes Presented By:
Rabbi Barry Dolinger of Congregation Beth Sholom
Rabbi Joel Seltzer of Temple Emanu- El
Dina Adelsky of JCDSRI
Lex Rofes & Chelsea Feuchs, Brown University Students
Lea Prawer, Associate Director at the Israeli Institute for Advanced Studies, will discuss how Jewish martyrs have used the Shema through the ages, including during the Holocaust. A short film about that topic, “May Your Memory Be Loved,” will be followed by a discussion.
Zoya Shvartzman, Director of Strategic Partnerships for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Europe, will discuss the renaissance of Jewish learning and identity in Poland.
Rabbi Mordechai Rackover will guide the plenaries with an eye to opening questions and closing reflections.
There is no charge for this event sponsored by the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, Brown RISD Hillel, we thank the Rhode Island Board of Rabbis for their support.
There will be multiple Mincha minyanim.
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Arsalan Iftikhar, international human rights lawyer and media commentator, will lecture on Islamic Pacifism and explore the roots of nonviolence within Islam. A world-renowned lawyer, Arsalan was one of four international debaters selected to participate on The Doha Debates on BBC World News Television and has spoken in numerous universities across the United States and Europe. This event is on Monday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center, De Ciccio Family Auditorium, 101.
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