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The Torah & Beyond: "Lunch" and Learn with Rabbi Jonathan Schnitzer

Upcoming Sessions

1. Monday, October 4, 2021 28 Tishrei 5782

12:30 PM - 1:30 PMB'nai Israel Congregation

2. Monday, November 1, 2021 26 Cheshvan 5782

12:30 PM - 1:30 PMB'nai Israel Congregation

3. Monday, December 6, 2021 2 Tevet 5782

12:30 PM - 1:30 PMB'nai Israel Congregation

4. Monday, January 3, 2022 1 Shevat 5782

12:30 PM - 1:30 PMB'nai Israel Congregation

For many years, our Lunch and Learn group has explored the text of the Torah verse-by verse, chapter-by-chapter, book-by-book. We “unpack” not only the more obvious meaning of the words and ideas but how they interface with contemporary issues and our own personal concerns and challenges.

This season will be especially meaningful as we complete our study of the Book of Deuteronomy, the last section of the Torah. We will then continue with excerpts from the Book of Joshua, the next text in the biblical sequence. Comments Elie Wiesel: “(Joshua) is the narrative of a stunning adventure, the echoes of which reverberate in our consciousness—and in our newspapers—to this day: a nation still exuberant and young, still homeless, is about to take possession of a territory, still inhabited by other tribes and other entities, in the name of an ancient promise, on the authority of a higher inscrutable will.”

As the “regulars” will attest, our conversations are lively, and we are not a “closed club.” Newcomers are always warmly welcomed, as together we discover anew the power of the Bible.

Please note: Indoor dining is not yet permitted at B’nai Israel. Masks must be worn at all times while in the building, regardless of vaccination status. Coffee, tea, and cookies will be available, but please eat your lunch at home.

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