Tikkun Olam: The Why and How of Jewish Social Justice Engagement

Tikkun Olam: The Why and How of Jewish Social Justice Engagement

January 24, 2019 | 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Pioneer Valley, Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley
Temple Israel
27 Pierce Street
Greenfield, MA 01301

Rabbi Andrea will take us on an overview of the Jewish tradition of Repairing the World/Tikkun Olam. We will study Jewish sources on the psychology and theology of the human role in creation, specifically, the Jewish obligation to social and environmental justice. This 4 week class will run on Thursdays beginning January 24, 7:00PM-8:30PM at Temple Israel, and is open to all. A fee is requested from not-yet-members of $15 per class and $45 for the set. Space is limited - register via email: [email protected]

Class I, January 24: The Theology and Psychology of Tikkun Olam: the visionary Jewish idea that we are partners with the creator of the universe. Special Bonus Topic: Self-Care/Relaxivism as a balance for Activism.

Class II, January 31: Good Governance: What are Jewish ideas of good governance and political power? We'll study Jewish sources on ideal and corrupt leadership and the imperative of civic engagement.

Class III, February 7: Tikkun Olam/Repairing the ACTUAL WORLD: What are Jewish views and obligations regarding stewardship, responsible consumption and the inherent worth and rights of creation.

Class IV, February 14: Speaking Truth to Power: The SPEAKING Part: What is Jewish guidance for healthy communication? The power of words affects all areas of conflict, legislation and civil discourse. How can we be effective and compassionate confronters?

For More Information

Phone: 413-773-5884
Email: [email protected]
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      In cooperation with LOCAL PARTNERS

      Jewish Federation of Western MA  - Jewish Federation of the Berkshires