Discussions of Jewish Interest and Concern

 

All Hakafa adults are invited to join us at the Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe) on Sunday mornings from 10:35 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for discussions of Jewish interest and concern led by Rabbi Elder, local experts, and congregation members that will focus on three general topics:

  1. Jewish Unity - Questions to be addressed include: Does Jewish unity exist? Should it? How do Jews from various religious, political, and social realities view one another? What will this mean for the Jewish community in years to come?
  2. Social Justice in the Current Political Climate – Questions include: Racism in the Jewish community – what is our role in it? What is the history of Jews in the Labor Movement? Do we Jews have a special responsibility to address immigration injustices and refugee rights?
  3. Issues Impacting our Personal Lives - Topics will include: Jewish Mindfulness; Parenting Teens: lessons from a Jewish Mother; Caring for an aging parent; and, Supporting a transgender child.

2017-18 Discussion Dates and Topics - MORE COMING SOON
September 17, 2017
- Has the Wall become a wall between us? with Rabbi Elder

September 24, 2017 - SHAL-OMMMMMM: A Practical Introduction to Jewish Mindfulness (Part I) with Sabrina Bahir 

October 1, 2017 - SHAL-OMMMMMM: A Practical Introduction to Jewish Mindfulness (Part II) with Sabrina Bahir 

October 22, 2017 - Anti-Oppression Workshop with Vickie R. Sides
   
November 5, 2017 - One Congregation, One Book: Discussion of Judas by Amos Oz with Jonah Orlofsky
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November 19, 2017 - Pursuing the Pursuer: To what degree does our responsibility to stop others from creating greater harm extend? with Rabbi Elder
   
December 10, 2017 - Parenting Teens: A Conversation with a Jewish Mother with Linda Weinstein
   
December 17, 2017 - LGBTQ 101 with Ellie Molise
   
January 21, 2018 - Finding a Place at the Table with Rabbi Michael Davis and Rabbi Elder
   
February 4, 2018 - Jewish Roots of the Labor Movement with Emily Rosenberg
   
February 25, 2018 - Nurturing a Meaningful Spousal Relationship with Dr. Alexandra Solomon
   

March 11, 2018 - TBA
   

March 18, 2018 - There is no magic - parenting is difficult; so, let's talk about it
   
April 15, 2018 - TBA
   
April 29, 2018 - TBA