Tuesday, August 11 at 7:30 PM
It’s fairly common knowledge at this point that Jewish writers and artists have been the creators of some of the most popular superheroes and comic books of the past eighty years. But what about what happens in the pages of those comic books? You may be shocked to see the explicitly Jewish content contained within, ranging from a superhero wedding under a chuppah to Shabbat prayers recited on the eve before battle. Together, we’ll look at Judaism in comic books, compare it to textual sources, and the importance of representation, even when it’s drawn in. Join Rabbi Brandon Bernstein for the most colorful text study of all time! Rabbi Bernstein was the campus rabbi of Northwestern University Hillel and the host of the podcast “Funny, They Don’t Look Jewish,” exploring explicit instances of Judaism within comic books.
Thursday, July 30 at 8 PM
Homes Lost and Found
Homes Lost and Found: Reflections on Loss and Resilience. Tisha b’Av during a pandemic. Following reflections from the community rabbi and discussions groups we will conclude with evening service. Sponsored by CBI, TBEMC, Temple Emanu-El and Temple Sholom.
Monday, July 20 at 7:30 pm
To launch our initiative we will gather virtually on Monday, July 20 at 7:30 pm to discuss the movie (or the book) “Just Mercy.” We encourage you to watch the movie beforehand so you can be part of the conversation and we also encourage you to bring a friend. We have chosen to begin our initiative with this program as we are excited to welcome Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive of the Equal Justice Initiative, to Temple Emanu-El in the Spring of 2021.
“THE LAST 100 DAYS: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED ABOUT OURSELVES AND THE WORLD?
Monday, June 15 at 11:00 AM
It seems that we, our community, our nation, and the world will never be the same.
Not only have our lives been severely disrupted, but our very existence has been placed at risk.
What has this experience of living through a pandemic revealed to us about ourselves, those around us, our faith, and the institutions that shape the narrative of our lives? Following reflections by Rabbi Kroloff, we shall have ample opportunity to share our thoughts and interact with each other. (Unfortunately, lunch is on you!)
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