1500 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
Jewish Ethics: Do Torah and Morality Always Go Together?
Location: The Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St NW
Rabbinic texts are rich in the rabbis’ ethical wrestlings with a range of topics from how to divide scarce resources, when it’s permissible to defend oneself with force, and what to do if one ox gores another. Join us in this four-part lunch and learn series in which we will dive into the rabbis’ ethical debates and shed light on our own.
The Hadar Institute is an educational institution that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service.
$25 for one class and dessert and drinks
$65 for 3 class series
If you’d like to have lunch included with your ticket, we will be ordering a kosher vegan lunch from Shouk. Please choose the ticket option that includes lunch on the following page.
$36 for one class, includes lunch, dessert, and drinks
$98 for 3 class series, includes lunch, dessert, and drinks
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Rabbi Avi Strausberg is the Director of National Learning Initiatives at Hadar, and is based in Washington, DC. Previously, she served as the Director of Congregational Learning of Temple of Aaron in St. Paul, Minnesota. Avi studied at Hadar as a year fellow, and served on our summer faculty in 2014. She received her rabbinic ordination from Hebrew College in Boston and is a Wexner Graduate Fellow. She also holds a Masters in Jewish Education. While pursuing her studies, Avi was honored to serve as a rabbinic intern at Kehillath Israel and Temple Sinai. She has taught students of different ages and backgrounds at Kehillath Israel, Temple Sinai, Makor, and Hadar. Additionally, Avi has worked as a chaplain intern at Hebrew Senior Life and organized an anti-trafficking campaign as a rabbinic fellow at T’ruah. Energized by engaging creatively with Jewish text, she has written several theatre pieces inspired by the Torah and maintains a Daf Yomi haiku blog in which she writes daily Talmudic haikus. Avi is most grateful for her wife, Chana, and two children, Ori and Niv.