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Rabbi Samuel Chiel Genesis Forum – WEST

April 4 @ 12:00 pm

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One event on March 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on March 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Civil Discourse through a Jewish Lens

Thursday afternoons | 12 – 1:15 pm
4 Sessions: Mar 7, 14, 28 and Apr 4

As even simple conversation in our country becomes increasingly more fraught, we are hoping to provide deep Jewish learning for our community on how we speak with one another, how we disagree with each other, how we continue to remain in community, the Jewish community, our American community and our world community.  

What can we learn from the millennia of Jewish thought, text, stories, and history about the importance of Civil Discourse in our modern world?

Come learn with the following Boston scholars:

  • Thursday, March 7: Dr. Susie Tanchel, Head of School, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School
    The Value of Unlikely Allies: The importance of engaging with multiple perspectives
  • Thursday, March 14: Rabbi Wes Gardenswartz, Rabbi of Temple Emanuel
    The Power of a Good Question: Opening up Conversations, Possibilities, and Relationships by Asking, Not Telling
  • Thursday, March 28: Rabbi Dr. Benjamin Samuels, CJP Genesis Scholar, Rabbi of Congregation Shaarei Tefillah
    How to Debate without Discord? Civil Conflict and Communal Concord
  • Thursday, April 4: Rabbi Eric Gurvis, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Shalom of Newton
    Balancing on the Beam: Mussar Lessons for Our Time

Please Register (below)

CJP is offering this special four-part learning series in partnership with Temple Emanuel of Newton.

Rabbi Samuel Chiel (zt”l)
הרב שמואל בן שלמה ופרימט זצ”ל

Rabbi Samuel Chiel (zt”l) was CJP’s Scholar-in-Residence for many years and was instrumental in founding the Genesis Forum.

Rabbi Chiel left us with a glorious legacy of communal service and teaching. At the beginning of his rabbinical career, he also proudly served his country as a Jewish chaplain in the U.S. Armed Forces. He went on to become the beloved spiritual leader of Temple Emanuel of Newton for 27 years.

He never stopped learning and teaching, and was involved in the training of young rabbis and the continuing education of mid-career rabbis through the Rabbinic Institute at Hebrew College, as well as serving as the Jewish Scholar for New Directions in Catholic-Jewish Dialogue, an interfaith program co-sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League and the Archdiocese of Greater Boston.

Rabbi Chiel was renowned for his unique combination of erudition, insight, empathy, and warmth. He was a master speaker and teacher of Torah, as well as a great believer in and advocate for the elevating and healing powers of spiritual practice. Through our study, we hope to memorialize Rabbi Chiel for eternal blessing.

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April 4
12:00 pm
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