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Crisis Management: How Three Ancient Rabbis Saved Judaism By Transforming It Into the Judaism We Know Today

November 17, 2020 @ 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm

To Protect the Health and Safety of our Congregantsand Speakers, all Adult Education Activities will be Virtual for Fall 2020unless noted.   

Crisis Management: How ThreeAncient Rabbis Saved Judaism By Transforming It Into the Judaism We Know Today

Dates:          Tuesdays,November 10th, 17th, 24th, andDecember 1st

Time:             7:45 p.m. – 9:00p.m.

Instructor:    Rabbi Susan Grossman


Jewish history is filled with crises and extraordinaryindividuals who helped navigate the transformations required to ensure Jewishsurvival and continuity. Join Rabbi Grossman as she explores the contributionsof three such individuals, Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai, Rabbi Akiva, and RabbiYehudah haNasi, who confronted seismic challenges to their Jewish communitieswith the courage, commitment and ingenuity to transform ancient Temple-basedJudaism into the faith and culture we still live today.


Noprevious background or Hebrew knowledge required. This class is appropriate forboth beginner and advanced students.


RabbiSusan Grossman, co-editor of Etz Hayim Torah and Commentary and other works,including a study of women in the rabbinic courts in the Mishnaic and Talmudicperiods, has a Doctorate in Ancient Judaism from Jewish Theological Seminary. 


November 17, 2020
7:45 pm - 9:15 pm