Healthcare is the area of civil society where Israelis and Palestinians meet on the broadest scale. This provides opportunities for Palestinian professionals and patients to access the Israeli healthcare system while building trust and promoting mutual respect. We will discuss examples from the field that illustrate successes and challenges.
The field of Human Factors researches how high-risk human-machine systems like airplanes, drones, self-driving cars, and medical devices may be better designed for safety and efficiency. In this session, we'll explore how insights from human factors research may be applied to support another complex system: the Jewish community.
Anne Nichols’ 1927 comedy, Abie’s Irish Rose, ran for years. Depicting a Jewish boy marrying an Irish Catholic girl, it charmed through ethnic stereotypes. Eight years later Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing introduced complex Jewish characters, revolutionizing American theatre, acting and playwriting.
300+ songs categorised and transcripted in the “Book of Melodies” provide for a range of devotional or religious moods while also giving us an alternative, musical, history of the not un-controversial Chabad movement and its religious aspirations via its playlist.
Why photography for a psychotherapist? How an eating disorder/body image therapist came to create an exhibit that involved Jewish women ages 13 through 82 expressing their deepest innermost feelings about their bodies. The focus of the exhibit is de-objectification of women's bodies through photography, in contrast to what we see in the media.
What meanings do you attribute to things accumulated at different ages and stages of life? From birth to bar/bat mitzvah, betrothal to bereavement, what role does clutter play in the Jewish life cycle? Juliet Landau-Pope shares practical strategies and motivational tips to help you review and surplus stuff.
Did the Rav really oppose interfaith work? In what situations would he agree to it? We will look at key passages in his essay 'Confrontation' and other key sources.
Antisemitism, terrorism and rising secularism are ever-increasing threats to Jews around the world. What is our future? What can we in the UK do about it? What is our role in this uncertain and divisive world? Join Sheila Gewolb, Senior Vice President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews to take you through these questions.
Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik is often associated with a sophisticated defence of orthodoxy and tradition. Did that defence of orthodoxy come from sources that anticipated the postmodern turn in the late 20th century, sources often seen as antagonistic to religion and tradition? The answers may surprise you.