March 1, 2022
Missed an event this month? All virtual events that were recorded will be featured here.
Lily Aaron Guest Speaking at Social Action Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 2
Watch the recording here
Lily Aaron, Beth Emet member and a youth climate activist and coordinator of Evanston Township High School’s Sunrise chapter. Lily spoke about her experience attending COP26, an international climate change conference, last November in Glasgow.
The Decline of America’s International Superpower Role and Israel Security Issues.
Sunday, March 6
General Kuperwasser provides a very insightful view of America’s decline as an international role player, the threat of a nuclear Iran, other Israel security issues, and about the need for an improved American and Israeli Jewish relationship.
This program addresses the current security threats to Israel and is brought to us by Yosi Kuperwasser, Brigadier General, IDF Reserves, the Director of the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center. The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center near Tel Aviv focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian terrorist organizations, terrorist threats from hostile states such as Iran and Syria, Hezbollah, global jihad organizations such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda, campaigns to de-legitimize Israel, and antisemitic threats to Israel and the Jewish people.
*Please note, this event was previously titled, “Insider View of Security Threats to Israel”*
Yossi Kuperwasser, Brigadier-General, IDF Reserves, is an intelligence and security expert, who is the Director of the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center. Mr. Kuperwasser previously was the Director-General of the Israel Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Chief of the Israeli Defense Forces Military Intelligence Research Division, as well as Director of the Project on Regional Middle East Developments at the Jerusalem Center. To learn more about this organization, check out their website.
Current Politics with Professor David Zarefsky
Wednesday, March 9
A continuing lecture-discussion class on contemporary public issues of interest to Jews as citizens. Special attention will be given to the State of the Union message and the conflict in Ukraine.
DAVID ZAREFSKY is the Owen L. Coon Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at Northwestern University, specializing in argumentation and the analysis and criticism of American political discourse. He is a former president of the National Communication Association, the Rhetoric Society of America, and the Central States Communication Association. In 2012 he received the Lifetime Teaching Excellence Award from the National Communication Association. David is a past president of Beth Emet.
Fat Torah with Rabbi Minna Bromberg
Sunday, March 20
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Weight stigma causes discrimination against the largest among us… in education, healthcare, employment, and beyond. It is also damaging to the mental health of people of all sizes. Jewish tradition counters fatphobia with this simple truth: All human beings are created in the image of the Divine, and each of us is unique and of infinite worth, no matter our size. As Jews, we are called upon to create a world that reflects this truth. In this session, we’ll learn how weight stigma shows up in our Jewish communal lives and how we can deploy Jewish tradition for the liberation of all bodies.
RABBI MINNA BROMBERG, Ph.D. is the founder and president of Fat Torah. She is passionate about bringing her three decades of experience in fat activism to writing, teaching, and change-making at the nexus of Judaism and body liberation. Her forthcoming book is Belonging for Every Body: a Fat Torah guide to building inclusive spiritual community. Minna received her doctorate in sociology from Northwestern University, with a dissertation on identity formation in interfaith couples. She was ordained at Hebrew College in 2010. She lives in Jerusalem with her husband, Rabbi Dr. Alan Abrams, and their two children.