Foundations of Thoughtful Judaism is a new curriculum created by the Shalom Hartman Institute to explore and make accessible the most compelling and deepest questions in Jewish thought as well as demonstrating the principles and debates that underlie our Jewish heritage.
“Peoplehood” is one of four modules that explores questions related to the collective experience of Jewish life:
What does it mean to be part of Jewish community? How does one enter?
What is the purpose of community?
To what extent can communities and even the Jewish People hold diversity and shared values at the same time?
What does Jewish peoplehood entail today when the centers of Jewish life, North America and Israel, are so different and independent from one another?
In Fall, 2021, we concluded Part I of this series. The focus for Part II is “Belonging To The Jewish People”
● March 8, 2022: Multiple Entrances/Multiple Belongings
● March 15: The Jewish People as a Tribal Family
● March 22: Navigating Divisive Communities
● March 29: What Members of a People Owe Each Other
This series of classes do not require you to have attended Part I.