Hot Topics in Jewish Thought: 4 part virtual class series

Hot Topics in Jewish Thought: 4 part virtual class series

December 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Amanda Herring

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Join the Jewish Life & Learning Department and the Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility for a four-part class series addressing Hot Topics in Jewish Thought.

Dive deep into ancient, mid-century, and modern Jewish texts as your learning cohort tackles a new social justice topic each week in December from housing rights, to reproductive justice, food equity, and climate justice. Go beyond the typical talking points and standard text study to grapple with how Jewish tradition has approached these relevant topics throughout time. Bring your critical thoughts, opinions, questions, and passion for each topic. Each session will include ways for participants to get involved with organizations doing important work on the ground both in our local DC community and beyond.

Class dates: December 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM EST.

Tuition for this session of classes is $80 per student. Each person must register individually, including those in the same household, to ensure the correct class size. This helps us maintain a level of in-class participation and intimacy, and enables us to pay our instructors equitably for each student. The EDCJCC reserves the right to cancel classes that do not have the minimum required number of students in order to proceed. We can refund tuition up to one week prior to the class starting. Tuition for classes that have already started is not refundable.

If you have any questions please contact Amanda Herring at

IMG_4884.jpgAbout the teacher: Rabbi Miriam Liebman is a graduate of the rabbinical school at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She served as the Senior Jewish Educator at the University of Maryland Hillel as well as the Rabbinic Intern at the NYU Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life. Miriam spent a summer with Kulanu as a Global Teaching Fellow where she worked with the Jewish community of Uganda. She was previously an Avodah: the Jewish Service Corps member in New Orleans, where she worked as an Outreach Assistant at the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. She has also worked as a community organizer with low-income tenants and faith-based communities in Detroit. A native Detroiter, she graduated from the University of Michigan where she earned a BA in Middle East and North African Studies and spent a semester at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.