A national poll of American Jews reveals that 50% list a commitment to social equality as the most important part of their Jewish identity, while only 17% cite religious observance and another 17% cite support for Israel. The concept of tikkun olam, “repair of the world,” has become a pillar of American Judaism. In this first of two classes, we will learn about the evolution and the meaning of the term tikkun olam. We will also discuss what types of action fall under tikkun olam and why we should all engage in some form of this important work.
Taught by Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz, Rabbi and Education Director at Temple B’nai Brith. Rabbi Eliana received Rabbinic ordination at the Rabbinic School at Hebrew College in Newton, where she also earned an MA in Judaic Studies. Born and raised in Israel, Rabbi Eliana studied fashion design and attended law school at Tel Aviv University. In the US, she earned a BA in history from Colorado University and an MA in medieval history from Boston University. She edited the Hebrew translation of These Are the Words by Arthur Green (Yediot Acharonot Press, 2008).
Event Location: Temple Bnai Brith
201 Central St, Somerville, Massachusetts, 02145