30 2017

Beyond Adam and Eve – Judaism and Gender

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Knesset Israel 16 Colt Rd.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
1-413-445-4872 x10

Contact Myrna Hammerling
413-445-4872 x 16

Over the last several years, and with relevant cases making their way through the courts, conversation about gender in the United States has become more open and more fraught. Gender refers to the attitudes, feelings, and behaviors that a given culture associates with a person’s biological sex (American Psychological Association). The goal of this class is to situate our experience of gender in a broader Jewish context.

Join Rabbi David Weiner for journey through frank discussions of gender in the Torah and rabbinic literature that may surprise the reader in any number of ways. The class will employ text study, discussion and time for personal reflection. It will not answer all our questions but rather open the door to our own reflections and deepen our understanding of gender, using Jewish sources.

The class will conclude with Maariv and light refreshments to welcome Shavuot.