In my sermon on Rosh
ha-Shanah Day 1, I spoke about the need for us to talk to each other and to
listen to each other about Israel.
You can read the text of my talk, as well as other sermons and talks from
the High Holidays, by clicking here. This Sunday at
10:00 AM we begin to put that into practice as we begin a four-week class of
"Yet More Tough Social Issues in Israel." The point of this
class, led by me and Rabbi Lewis, is for us to learn about and discuss
difficult issues facing Israeli society, issues that involve many different
points of view and that have no easy solutions. By engaging with each
other over these issues, we open up multiple pathways for us to connect to Israel, which
is our ultimate goal, no matter how that connection is shaped or expressed.
This class is preparing us for our GJC Israel Trip in December 2014, and
we want to begin making a list of those who are interested in coming with me on
that adventure! You can see the itinerary here. Please do let me
know if you're thinking about the trip, and I'm happy to answer any questions
you may have.