iEngage Israel in the Berkshires
Join Rabbis Neil Hirsch of Hevreh of Southern Berkshire and Rabbi David Weiner of Knesset Israel for a series of in-depth conversations about Israel. Eight sessions will include video lectures from leading scholars from the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, study of Jewish text and scintillating conversation on themes that include Religion and Peoplehood, Sovereignty and Identity, Power and Powerlessness, War and Occupation, Jewish and Democratic State.
The goal of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s iEngage project is to create a new narrative regarding the significance of Israel for Jewish life. This narrative will serve as a foundation for a new covenant between Israel and world Jewry, elevating the existing discourse to one rooted in Jewish values and ideas.
Cosponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, Hevreh of Southern Berkshire and Knesset Israel, iEngage will meet on consecutive Tuesdays, beginning June 28 through August 23, from 7pm-9pm at the Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker Street, Lenox. There will be no class on August 2.
Tuition is $75 and includes all sessions and materials. Financial aid is available. Advanced registration is required by June 9. Participants can register online at jewishberkshires.org, hevreh.org, knessetisrael.org or by calling (413) 442-4360, ext 10.
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of the Berkshires