Exodus & Revolution

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MyJewishLearning.com is co-sponsoring a pre-Passover six-part class on Michael Walzer’s Exodus and Revolution along with AJWS, AVODAH, Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Encounter, Uri L’Tzedek, Mechon Hadar, and JFREJ.

For those of you in New York, here’s the info:

Dates: Weekly, starting on Wednesday March 12th and ending on Wednesday, April 16th (March 12th, 19th, and 26th and April 2nd, 9th, and 16th).

Time: 7pm-9pm – Location: Hebrew Union College @ 1 W4th Street, New York NY

Exodus and Revolution, by Michael Walzer, traces the dynamics of revolution, redemption and liberation through the biblical story of the Israelites leaving Egypt for the Promised Land. It also examines later retellings of Exodus by diverse groups including classical rabbinic interpreters and political actors who used the story as the rallying point for their own revolutionary struggles – from African American resistance to slavery and Jim Crow, to the British and French Revolutions, to the guerilla liberators of various Latin American countries.

Over the course of 6 weeks together, we will unpack Exodus and Revolution through intensive learning in chevrutah (in pairs) and through facilitated discussions that will be guided by some of NYC’s leading scholars and activists.

You will have a chance to learn with and from a roster of inspiring rabbis and social justice educators, including:

Aaron Dorfman (Director of Education, American Jewish World Service)

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer (Co-Founder and Executive Director, Mechon Hadar)

Rabbi David Rosenn (Founder and Executive Director, AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps)

Daniel Septimus (Editor in Chief, MyJewishLearning.com)

Dara Silverman (Executive Director, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice)

Rabbi Melissa Weintraub (Co-Founder and North American Director, Encounter)

Shmuly Yanklowitz (Co-Founder, Uri L’Tzedek)

Rabbi Brent Spodek, the Marshall T. Meyer Fellow at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, will open and close the series by teaching the introduction and conclusion. Teams of rabbis and educators (including those listed above) will teach the four chapters in between.

RSVP: Audrey Sasson at 212.792.2871 or asasson@ajws.org or asasson@avodah.net.

Posted on March 10, 2008

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