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Sunday, March 19 • 17:00 - 17:45
What Is Israeli Judaism? – What is Israeli Reform Judaism?

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Berl Katznelson, one of the intellectual founders of Labor Zionism wrote: "…We are now in a period of preliminary construction in the Land…We do not yet have spare time for profound spiritual life… Many, many Jews will yet dwell in the Land and our cultural woes (and will cause) great spiritual distress…"

We will read and study together Katznelson and others [A.D Gordon, Ahad Haam and more] and discuss and try to understand the key to having various denominations of Jews live together in Israel today and the place of Reform Judaism in Israel of the 21st century.

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Benjie Gruber

Rabbi Benjie Gruber was raised in Beersheva, after his family made aliya from Chicago. He attended the Netiv Meir Yeshiva in Jerusalem and later combined military service in the Israeli Defense Forces with advanced college level courses at the Hesder Yeshiva in Yerucham, of which he was a founding member. Under the auspices of the Jewish Agency, Benjie taught Jewish Studies in the former Soviet Union. Thereafter he spent 2 years in Portland... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 17:00 - 17:45
G4 16th Floor

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