The Chief Rabbi will share valuable insights into our traditional sources that shed light on confronting adversity and dealing with hardship, particularly relevant during the Covid pandemic. How can our timeless teachings inform and aid our mindset and behaviour?
In this session we will look into the "green" in Judaism. We will study the relationship Judaism has to nature through traditional and modern texts (spoiler alert: we should take good care of the Earth). With examples of good practice we will look at how we act on this big responsibility and consider making our Jewish traditions more sustainable.Can Judaism be Eco-friendly_.pdf
The unprecedented challenges and changes in the way we live this year have brought about a myriad of new volunteer opportunities, experiences, and stories of positive impact. Join this feel-good panel to hear the stories of 5 volunteers from across our community and find out more about where volunteers are still needed during this important time.
Is Equality a mischief word in education? Is self-esteem more important than parity of esteem? Should there be a Curriculum for Life alongside the National Curriculum with a twin-track, one academic, the other for the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed with one-year university courses? And bring back State Scholarships. We are equal only sometimes, unequal most times and different always. Let everyone be a winner.
Join this live virtual walking tour! The Jewish quarter of Córdoba is one of the best preserved medieval Jewish quarters in all of Europe. Home of great thinkers like Maimonides, its streets and houses keep secrets that fascinate both locals and visitors. In it we can visit the only medieval synagogue preserved until today in Andalusia.
The Edinburgh University Palestinian-Israeli Dialogue Society is an award-winning non-partisan platform to discuss culture, politics, and personal experiences. Transcending echo chambers, it allows for more nuanced conversations. Find out more about this increasingly popular trend revolutionising discussions on University campuses across the world! Please note this session is 20 minutes long.
This talk will focus the MP, Josiah Wedgwood’s efforts to persuade the British Government to allow Jews from Germany and Austria into Britain and Palestine; and on his involvement in the parliamentary campaign against internment. Wedgwood’s efforts are largely unknown, and Lesley hopes to do something to rectify this in her talk.
Collectively, we have made great strides in our education on gender equality but how do we continue? What if the issue of sexism didn't just apply to girls and toxic masculinity not just to boys? We'll draw out lessons we've learnt and suggest that an integrated approach to gender equality will also bring an end to Violence Against Women and Girls.The Masks we live in Reading List.pdf