The Art of Being Different Together: Pluralism in an Increasingly Polarized World (with Rabbi Brad Hirschfield) and Rabbinical Movement Meetings
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM,
Germantown Jewish Centre, 431 W. Ellet Street Philadelphia, PA 19119.
Join your colleagues and connect, learn, socialize and enjoy! Schedule of the day:
- 9:30 AM – Meeting with your local rabbinical association – RA, RRA, CCAR, Renewal (optional)
- 10:45 AM – BOR End-of-Year Wrap Up & Celebration
- 11:00 AM – Discussion and Learning with Rabbi Hirschfield (see below)
- 12:30 PM – Kosher, relaxing and delicious lunch with your colleagues and friends!
What is pluralism anyway? What does it mean to be passionately committed and genuinely open to positions with which we deeply disagree? Upon What Jewish wisdom can we draw, to move the culture toward shattering the false dichotomy between unity and uniformity? Together, through text study and conversation, we will explore these, and other questions regarding one of the larger human questions we face in the 21st century.
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield — Listed for many years in Newsweek as one of America’s “50 Most Influential Rabbis,” and recognized as one of our nation’s leading “Preachers & Teachers,” by Beliefnet.com, Fox News regular contributor, Washington Post blogger, and President of Clal, Brad Hirschfield is the author of You Don’t Have To Be Wrong For Me To Be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism (Harmony, 2008). He conceived and hosted two groundbreaking series for Bridges TV—American Muslim TV Network, Building Bridges: Abrahamic Perspectives on the World Today(three seasons), and American Pilgrimage — he is also the Co-founder and Executive Editor of The Wisdom Daily, one of Clal’s newest ventures in making Jewish a public good. It can be found at www.thewisdomdaily.com.
Email Sarah Beth at SPodell@BorPhilly.org for more information.