Asia is home to some exciting Fast-growing communities which are taking Judaism in new directions. An introduction to and Q&A about a few of the Jewish communities In Asia and an update on their current status!
Am Yisrael Chai - the people of Israel live! Is this still true, or are Jewish communities in Israel and the Diaspora drifting ever further apart? Our panel will discuss the current state of relations between Israeli Jews and Diaspora Jews and what the future holds for the ties which bind Jews everywhere together.
COVID19 has been a disaster for all of us, but for women & children experiencing domestic abuse it creates an additional nightmare. Jewish Women's Aid has been facing unprecedented demand & our clients have been facing unprecedented levels of anxiety and danger. Discover what coercive control means in COVID19, what our clients face, & how to help.
Nowadays Hungary’s populist regime is drawing attention to itself worldwide. The country’s 20th century history is less widely known but just as remarkable. Hungary established a law against Jews as early as 1920, joined the war on Hitler’s side, and sent its Jewish men to the front as expendables. The rest of the Jews survived until the summer of 1944, when most were deported, making up a third of the victims of Auschwitz. After the war, a Soviet-style regime followed, briefly interrupted by the suppressed 1956 revolution. Agnes immigrated to the UK in 1957. Breaking the glass ceiling in industry and academia, she was one of the first women elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. In her book Yellow Star – Red Star, Dr Agnes Kaposi records how she and some of her family survived. Comments and illustrations by the historian Dr László Csősz lend authenticity to Agnes’ narrative. Their presentation describes how the book arose from their stormy but rewarding cooperation.
Baking nourishes the mind and it encourages a sense of wellbeing. choosing your recipe, sifting flour, and kneading dough can allow you to enter a meditative state. Any physically repetitive activity allows us to escape negative thoughts and feelings. Smells and sounds stimulate the senses and get those happy hormones (endorphins) flowing!
We are going to watch the German Short Film MASEL TOV COCKTAIL. Cocktail Ingredients: 1 Jew, 12 Germans, 50 ml Culture of Remembrance, 30 ml stereotypes, 2 teaspoons of patriotism, 1 teaspoon of Israel, 1 falafel, 5 Stumbling Stones, a dash of antisemitism. Directions: Put all ingredients into a film, bring to boil and shake vigorously.
This virtual tour explores the intricate details of the Al Aqsa Mosque and the golden Dome of the Rock, places inaccessible to non-Muslims in person. Unpack the 3,000 year old puzzle to discover the many intertwining layers of the Temple Mount and how it became the launchpad for holiness for three great religions.
Marcia has studied Mussar texts for many years, but her favourite Mussar source is Star Trek. In this session we will 'boldly go where no one has gone before', and explore the Mussar in this classic series using clips and texts. Captain Kirk will teach us about spiritual character development. All Trekkies, new and experienced Mussarniks welcome!Star Trek and Mussar _ Sefaria.pdf
Can you have a genuine relationship on Zoom? Philosopher Martin Buber explained the difference between true dialogue ('I-You') and transactional interactions with things (I-It). Vide-conferencing threatens to reduce us all to objects. By looking at Buber's work, we'll see whether digital dialogue can bring about authentic, meaningful relationships.Zoom and the philosophy of dialogue TEXTS Limmud 2020.pdf