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Scholar-in-Residence with Dr. Mara Benjamin

Friday, March 8, 2024 28 Adar I 5784

All Day for 2 DaysKol Rinah

Scholar-in-Residence with Dr. Mara Benjamin March 8-10

Climate Change, Climate Catastrophe: Exploring the Limits of Jewish Wisdom
Sponsored by the Leo and Sara Wolf Adult Education Fund
Friday, March 8
6pm: Musical Friday Night Service
7:15pm: Dinner, followed by learning: Looking Forward to an Uncertain Future: Jewish Imaginings of What's Coming
Dinner will be from Gokul. Includes challah, wine and dessert.
$25 adults, $10 children 5-12. 
Saturday, March 9
9am: Shabbat Morning Service with Sermon: The Microcosm and the Macrocosm
12pm: Kiddush, followed by learning: Looking Back to a Ruptured Past: Remembering What Once Was
Sunday, March 10, 9:15am
Childrearing and Religious Experience in Judaism 
Jewish religious traditions center obligation as a constituent element of the human condition. Caring for young children is defined by obligation, yet the daily tasks of caring for young children sometimes interrupt our religious lives. In this workshop, we'll reflect on the relationship between our own daily experiences of being obligated in caring for young children and traditional Jewish concepts of obligation. In what ways do we understand our caregiving work to be religiously meaningful? How might we experience it that way?
(Part of our KoREH Speakers Series)
Mara H. Benjamin is an Irene Kaplan Leiwant Professor and Chair of Jewish Studies at Mount Holyoke College. She holds a Ph.D. in modern Jewish thought and religious studies from Stanford University. Her 2018 book, The Obligated Self: Maternal Subjectivity and Jewish Thought (Indiana) received the 2019 American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion, Constructive-Reflective category, and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in 2018. She is also the author of Rosenzweig’s Bible: Reinventing Scripture for Jewish Modernity (Cambridge, 2009). Her current book in progress is entitled Terrestrial: Jewish Thought and a World Disrupted.
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