Global Day of Jewish Learning is a community celebration of our heritage—brought to Howard County by the Jewish Federation and the Howard County Board of Rabbis. This year's theme, "Speaking Volumes," will be explored in two different projects:
Collaborative conversations about Israel in the face of strong differences. A unique opportunity to work with trained facilitators from across the country.
Round-table discussions with community rabbis about the power of words and their impact on our lives.
3:30 – 3:45 pm: Check In (Please do not arrive before 3:30pm)
3:45 – 4:00 pm: Welcome
The Impact of Words
4:00 – 5:00 pm: The Oven of Achani and Other Rabbinic Disputes The Talmud is a 500-year debate among Rabbis about the best way to live a Jewish life. JoinRabbi Daniel Plotkin to explore some of the greatest controversies and how a solution was discovered, or not.
5:00 – 5:15 pm: Snack Break
5:15 – 6:15 pm: Is There a Jewish Way to Argue? The old joke says that when you get two Jews together, you get three opinions. But to dig beyond the humor, joinRabbi Gordy Fullerin an interactive session that will look at both Biblical and Rabbinic texts illustrating ways we should (and should not) argue, according to Jewish values and traditions.
Resetting The Table*
4:00 – 4:20 pm: Introduction to Resetting The Table Rabbi Sonya Starr and trained facilitators from across the country will introduce this unique deliberating technique.
4:30 – 6:15 pm: Facilitated discussions
Collaborative conversations about Israel in the face of strong differences to foster healthy dialogue and deliberation.
*Requires a congregation code from your synagogue Rabbi or through Federation by emailing Shauna Leavey.
Global Day of Jewish Learning Committee Rabbi Sonya Starr, Chair
Del Stanfield, Volunteer Coordinator