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iEngage- Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings

Mondays Oct. 16, 30, Nov. 13, 27, Dec 11 and TBA in 2018 – 7:00-9:00pm

Study and discuss Israel’s legacy and the challenges for its future
An 8‐part series 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 pursuit of wisdom in this customized course exploring the origins and history of the State of Israel and the ideas that shape the meaning of modern Israel, Zionism and Jewish identity today.

Explore the pivotal events of 1917, 1947 and 1967 as key moments when Zionism unleashed new meanings of Jewishness for future generations. Examine conflicting narratives of occupation/liberation, one state / two states, and Jerusalem. Engage in open and pluralistic discussions on issues of Jewish identity, peoplehood, ethics, and spirituality as they relate to nationhood, sovereignty, moral red lines and future possibilities for the Jewish state and how we relate to it.

Suggested donation for the full 8‐session 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.


November 27, 2017


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Chochmat Halev
2215 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States



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