Beit Midrash: Judaism’s Life-Changing Ideas

Zoom

Join our new season of the Beit Midrash! We’ll be meeting on Zoom every Thursday at 12 noon to discuss Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ commentary in his book, Judaism’s Life-Changing Ideas on the weekly Torah portion. No experience necessary, just a desire to learn!

Torah Study – TEE

Temple Emanu-El 2100 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL, United States

Join us to study Torah with Rabbi Wright and Cantor Wittner.

Event Series Religious School

Religious School

Temple Emanu-El 2100 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL, United States

Gail & Jeffrey Bayer Religious School K-7th Grade Register at: https://ourtemple.shulcloud.com/form/rs-registration-23-24.html

Event Series Jewish History Class

Jewish History Class

Temple Emanu-El 2100 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL, United States

Led by Rabbi Adam Wright, this class introduces learners to the major events, personalities, and trends in Jewish history, from the ancient Near East to the present. Spanning three millennia and five continents, the class explores and investigates the origins of the Jewish people, its experience as an autonomous community and as a displaced minority in the Diaspora religious system and its foundational texts, as well as its encounters with different cultures and ideas.

Free

Taking Action Together: “Decoding Propaganda and Hate Speech” with Jordan Kiper and Jonathan Wiesen

Zoom

Today’s media environments are awash in conspiracy theories, half-truths, and outright lies. Determining what is truth and what is deliberate deception is more difficult than ever. To gain some clarity on the media landscape and current challenges posed by misinformation and inciting speech, our speakers will discuss two historical examples of propaganda and hate speech in the twentieth century. Jonathan Wiesen will explore how propaganda worked in Nazi-controlled Europe and offer visual and linguistic examples of xenophobia and anti-Jewish stereotyping. Jordan Kiper will discuss hate propaganda in the Balkans in the 1990s and explore hate speech – and dangerous speech –associated with ongoing debates regarding the ideology of collective violence and mass atrocity crimes. We hope that participants in this panel might learn to recognize common tropes and methods of hate mongering and propaganda in past and learn to recognize similar phenomena today.

Free

Beit Midrash: Judaism’s Life-Changing Ideas

Zoom

Join our new season of the Beit Midrash! We’ll be meeting on Zoom every Thursday at 12 noon to discuss Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ commentary in his book, Judaism’s Life-Changing Ideas on the weekly Torah portion. No experience necessary, just a desire to learn!

Learning from the Holocaust: A Survivor Remembers

Alabama Holocaust Education Center 2100 Highland Avenue South, Birmingham, United States

Students and teachers are invited to hear directly from Polish Holocaust Survivor Mark Schonwetter, Co-Founder of the Mark Schonwetter Holocaust Education Foundation. Listen to Mark’s story of survival, as he recounts evading Nazi agents and their accomplices, hiding in forests, and blending in with righteous Polish families that chose to protect him. Specially tailored for educators and students, this event is NOT open to the public. The event is split into two sessions. The first session will run from 9:00am-10:30am, and the second will run from 12:00pm-1:30pm. Need-based assistance is available for transportation costs and substitute teacher reimbursement. Please contact us at info@ahecinfo.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there! The AHEC Yom HaShoah event series is sponsored by the Birmingham Jewish Foundation. We thank them for their generous support. This event is also provided in partnership with the JCRC.

Torah Study – TEE

Temple Emanu-El 2100 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL, United States

Join us to study Torah with Rabbi Wright and Cantor Wittner.

Event Series Religious School

Religious School

Temple Emanu-El 2100 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL, United States

Gail & Jeffrey Bayer Religious School K-7th Grade Register at: https://ourtemple.shulcloud.com/form/rs-registration-23-24.html