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UPLIFTING DISCUSSIONS FOR YOUR HIGH HOLY DAY FAMILY MEALS
with Rabbi David Hoffman

Monday, September 14, 8 pm

Join Rabbi David Hoffman, President of The Honey Foundation for Israel, to hear his suggestions for uplifting discussions for your upcoming holiday meals.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER





"In the Beginning"....(Genesis

AN EVENING WITH JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER
In Conversation (on Zoom) about a Different Kind of Heroism:
Combating Climate Change by What We Eat, 
with Q & A

Sponsored by: the CAI Environmental Committee, with 
support fromthe Jerry Sepinwall Jewish Environmental Fund 
Co-sponsors: the CAI Interfaith Committee,
Caldwell, NJ Environmental Commission, JCC MetroWest, 
and Caldwell Hadassah, 

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 8 pm

JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER is the author of three award-winning and internationally best-selling novelsEverything Is IlluminatedExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Here I Am.  His non-fiction books, Eating Animals (Little Brown), and We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast (Farrar, Straus, Giroux) have been described as "compelling", life-changing," and "likely to alter your relationship to food for ever" (The Guardian), "Stirring...compelling, and bringing invigorating moral clarity" (Entertainment Weekly); raising "critical ethical questions we all need to face" (Huffington Post), "a work of moral philosophy" (San Francisco Chronicle), and "a pop art cultural landmark" (Philadelphia Daily News). He also was editor of The New American Haggadah.  His books are published in over 30 languages.    

Free of Charge / Registration Required — CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Zoom link will be emailed to registrants prior to the program.
You will have an opportunity to submit your questions in advance.





LEARNING WITH OUR MASORTI RABBINIC LEADERSHIP FROM ISRAEL 
Sponsored by the CAI Israel Committee
with special thanks to Rabbi Alan Silverstein as President of Mercaz Olami

Complete Schedule:

Sunday, August 2, 11 am: Rabbi Elisha Wolfin Teshuvah as a path toward spiritual transformation
Sunday, August 9, 11 am: Rabbi Elisha Wolfin — The sounding of the Shofar as a call to awaken the soul
Sunday, August 16, 11 am: Rabbi Arie Hasit — A Tale of Two Rabbi Ari(e)s: Rabbi Ari Lucas and Rabbi Arie Hasit, childhood friends, discuss the different challenges of the Conservative/Masorti Rabbinate in NJ and in Israel.
Sunday, August 23, 11 am: Rabbi Arie Hasit — Should American and Israeli Jews have the same halacha? A discussion of the Masorti Movement's halachic responses to the challenges of life with COVID-19.
Sunday, August 30, 11 am: Rabbi Dikla Drukman-Sherzer — Coping with Loss: Midrash Avot de Rabbi Nathan tells of Rabban Yohanan Ben-Zakkai who lost his son, and his students attempts to comfort him. We will study the Midrash together and explore the questions of how one consoles a mourner, what helps to find comfort, and how to cope with loss.
Sunday, September 6, 11 am: Rabbi Chaya Rowen Baker — Models of forgiveness in High Holy Day liturgy: Our High Holy Day liturgy skillfully weaves together several Biblical examples of Heavenly forgiveness.  What can those texts and their rearrangement in our liturgy teach about forgiveness and absolution?
Sunday, October 25, 12 noon: Rabbi Dikla Drukman-Sherzer — The Other and I: Why did God create imperfect people? How our forefathers treated diversity? How did they see the "other"? From Moshe Rabbenu, the stuttering leader, through the implications of a fundamental debate between Rabbi Akiva and Ben-Azai and other midrashim, we will address this fascinating topic and explore its relevance to our daily lives in the age of BLM.
Sunday, November 1, 12 noon: Rabbi Chaya Rowen Baker — Details to come
Sunday, November 8, 12 noon: Rabbi Nathalie Lastreger — Details to come
Sunday, November 15, 12 noon: Rabbi Nathalie Lastreger — Details to come


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September 18,2020 /  29 Elul 5780