Talmudic Debate (Manhattan)
TUESDAYS | 12:30pm | April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21
Why do Jews love to debate? We might point to the great book of legal debates, The Talmud. The complex legal formulations have exercised the Jewish mind for thousands of years, causing it to become a guide how Jews exercise the mind. Come explore some of the Talmud’s best legal debates.
American Jewish Cinema (East Hampton)
THURSDAYS | 12:15pm | April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23
Discover the American Jewish experience through cinema. From Al Jolson’s role as “The Jazz Singer,” to Ben Stiller playing a modern and hip rabbi dating in New York City in “Keeping the Faith”, you’ll find the history and sociology of American Jews come to life on the big screen.
Participants should screen the movies before class discussions.
April 18-The Jazz Singer (1927) NOTE: The Al Jolson move, not the Neil Diamond One
April 25-A Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
May 2-Goodbye Columbus (1969)
May 9-Yentl (1983)
May 16-Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
May 23-Keeping the Faith (2000)
Torah Study (East Hampton)
SATURDAYS | 12:15pm
Dive deep into the weekly Torah portion with Rabbi Franklin. Come for just one, or come for every one, each week we begin anew in our study of Torah through an array of perspective, commentaries, and opinion.