Social Justice: The Heart of Judaism in Theory and Practice

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Presented by Rabbis Gary Pokras, Adam Raskin, Michael Safra, Baht Weiss

This new Melton Scholars course draws from text and history to explore how social justice work goes beyond addressing short-term needs and looks at structural causes of injustice today. Topics include issues related to poverty, immigration, and environmental degradation. Participants will be encouraged to identify issues that are particular to their own communities and that they would like to explore in greater depth.

Thursdays, 9:30 - 11 AM

Session Begins October 31
October 31; November 7, 14, 21; December 5, 12, 19; January 9, 16, 23
2019 Make Up: January 2

Har Shalom Congregation
11510 Falls Rd., Potomac, MD 20854


Course $250
Textbook $45


Co-sponsored by Temple Beth Ami, B’nai Israel Congregation and
Congregation Har Shalom. Supported by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

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Our curriculum, which is developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has the stamp of academic excellence. Through our courses, people are able to explore and deepen their understanding of Judaism. 2019 Credit: Shulamit Photo + Video (2019)