From Miriam Kudler-Flam ’15:
Where can connections be drawn between traditional and modern Jewish practice? How can we invigorate ancient traditions in ways that feel meaningful and responsive to contemporary needs? How, and to what extent, can Judaism align contemporary values and support the quest for social justice? Where can we seek alternative answers to big questions that modern Jews often ask?
In this student forum, we will investigate these and other questions regarding contemporary Jewish thought and practice, exploring topics like race and whiteness, feminism and gender, sexuality, Israel/Palestine and Zionism, Shabbat, meditation, and radical denominationalism. We will develop a collaborative learning community, with opportunities for students to share readings and other media about their own areas of passion.
All students, of all class years and any or no religious and spiritual backgrounds, are welcome!
Please come to our first meeting to learn more , even if you’re not sure you’ll be able to take it. If you are interested but have a scheduling conflict, or for more information, please contact Allegra Stout (astout[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) and Miriam Kudler-Flam (mkudlerflam[at]wesleyan[dot]edu).
Date: Jan. 31
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Allbritton 311