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iEngage ‐ Tribes of Israel

Mondays, Feb. 26, March 5,12,19,26. April dates TBD – 7:00-9:30 pm
Text study each week statrts at 6pm.

Study and discuss the diversity and divisions in Israel & the US Jewish community with Rabbi SaraLeya Schley

Marking 50 years since the 6‐Day War and 70 years since Israel’s founding, the Shalom Hartman Institute has created new curricula providing relevant approaches to the urgent moral challenges facing Jews everywhere. Chochmat HaLev’s Rabbi Emerita, SaraLeya Schley, will guide us in the heart‐centered pursuit of wisdom in this customized course exploring the promise, potential and reality of the State of Israel as a democratic Jewish sphere shared by diverse and divided people.

The Tribes of Israel: A Shared Homeland for a Divided People confronts the challenge of creating a Jewish and democratic public space in the State of Israel for a global assemblage of people divided along “tribal” affiliations: religious, ideological, national and geographic. Join the conversation on restructuring the relationships between groups, with the collective, and with each of us.

Suggested donation for the full program: $36 for CHL members, $72 for non‐members

All backgrounds, affiliations, and perspectives welcome.

We gratefully thank the Shalom Hartman Institute for making iEngage materials available to Chochmat as part of Rabbi SaraLeya’s participation in their Rabbinic Leadership Initiative.

CHL Israel‐Palestine Program Mission Statement

The Chochmat HaLev Israel‐Palestine program approaches the topic of Israel‐Palestine from a uniquely Chochmat HaLev perspective: seeking wisdom with a wide‐open heart, simultaneously holding the brokenness and the wholeness and closing our hearts to no one.

We maintain a safe and transparent process in which everyone is welcome to participate and be heard. The long‐view intention is not to come to a place of agreement, but rather to find a way to hold the multiple narratives within a larger truth that moves our hearts towards being actors of positive change.

Continuing Ibrahim Baba’s legacy of intersectionality, we can learn to hold the many realities that exist within each of us, our community and our faith – connecting us to a greater love that embraces all.


February 26, 2018


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Chochmat Halev
2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States



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