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Rabbi Samuel Chiel Genesis Forum – WEST

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

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We the People – An Exploration of Jews and Judaism in 2020 America

Join us for an online learning session!

Thursday afternoons | 12:00 – 1:15 pm
4 Sessions: Mar 5, 19, 26, 31

As even simple conversation in our country becomes increasingly more fraught, we are hoping to provide deep Jewish learning for our community on how we speak with one another, how we disagree with each other, how we continue to remain in community, the Jewish community, our American community and our world community.  

What can we learn from the millennia of Jewish thought, text, stories, and history about the importance of Civil Discourse in our modern world?

Come learn with the following Boston scholars:

  • Thursday, March 5: Rabbi Dr. Benjamin Samuels, CJP Genesis Scholar, Rabbi of Congregation Shaarei Tefillah
    It’s About Time! Being a Timely and Timeless Jew in 2020 America
  • Thursday, March 19: Idit Klein, Keshet President and CEO
    Hope, and Pride: Reflections on LGBTQ Rights in a Time of Peril and Possibility
  • Thursday, March 26: Dr. Jonathan Krasner, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Chair in Jewish Education Research at Brandeis University
    A Camping We Will Go’: The American Jewish Love Affair with Summer Camp
  • Thursday, March 31: Judith Rosenbaum PhD, CEO of the Jewish Women’s Archive
    Gender and the American Jewish Experience

NO FEE – Attend some or all sessions!

Join us for this online learning session!

CJP is offering this special four-part learning series in partnership with Temple Emanuel of Newton.

Rabbi Samuel Chiel (zt”l)
הרב שמואל בן שלמה ופרימט זצ”ל

Rabbi Samuel Chiel (zt”l) was CJP’s Scholar-in-Residence for many years and was instrumental in founding the Genesis Forum.

Rabbi Chiel left us with a glorious legacy of communal service and teaching. At the beginning of his rabbinical career, he also proudly served his country as a Jewish chaplain in the U.S. Armed Forces. He went on to become the beloved spiritual leader of Temple Emanuel of Newton for 27 years.

He never stopped learning and teaching, and was involved in the training of young rabbis and the continuing education of mid-career rabbis through the Rabbinic Institute at Hebrew College, as well as serving as the Jewish Scholar for New Directions in Catholic-Jewish Dialogue, an interfaith program co-sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League and the Archdiocese of Greater Boston.

Rabbi Chiel was renowned for his unique combination of erudition, insight, empathy, and warmth. He was a master speaker and teacher of Torah, as well as a great believer in and advocate for the elevating and healing powers of spiritual practice. Through our study, we hope to memorialize Rabbi Chiel for eternal blessing.


March 5
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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