Rabbi Michael A Weinberg Festschrift Learning Series
June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
One event on June 7, 2021 at 7:30 pm
One event on June 21, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Join these honored scholars to celebrate our highest honored scholar, Rabbi Michael A Weinberg.
On Tuesday, May 18 at 8:00PM – Rabbi Josh Weinberg, Rabbi Weinberg’s son, will speak. “Pirkei Abba – Lessons from My Father”
As Rabbi of Temple Beth Israel, Rabbi Michael Weinberg has dedicated the last 34 years to creating community based on his Torah. Join Rabbi Josh Weinberg, VP for Israel and Reform Zionism for the URJ to learn the Torah of Rabbi Weinberg as taught through the eyes of his son.
On Tuesday, May 25 at 7:30PM – Joy Wasserman, RJE – “Like Feathers in the Wind: What Jewish Texts Teach about the Power of Our Words”
On Monday, June 7 at 7:30PM, Rabbi Jessica Lott, Rabbi Weinberg’s niece, will speak. Rabbi Lott’s topic is: Building Sacred Spaces – in honor of Rabbi Weinberg’s love of carpentry and construction, we will explore ancient and contemporary Jewish texts about how we build spaces that matter. No tools required for participation!
On Monday, June 21 at 7:30PM, Rabbi Elizabeth Richman, Rabbi Weinberg’s niece, will speak.
“Organizing for Hope: Stories from the field of Jewish community organizing”
Across the country, Jewish communities are organizing to make a huge difference in the everyday lives of millions of people. In the Washington DC region, the Jewish community- together with partners across lines of race, religion, and class- has helped pass new laws that advance racial equity, help families keep food on the table and a roof over their heads, and so much more. In an era that’s so often filled with bad news, Jewish communities and our allies are creating hope. We’ll talk about some of these inspiring stories and what we can do to make positive change in our communities. Rabbi Elizabeth Richman is Deputy Director and Rabbi in Residence at Jews United for Justice, the Washington-Baltimore region’s local Jewish social justice organization.