What do we do when our world is on fire? It’s not easy to figure out how to make things better in our communities and beyond. And after dealing with COVID these past years, the energy to do something might not really be there.
We might also feel discouraged when considering the vastness of the issues at hand—our democratic system is threatened, climate change makes our existence vulnerable, voting rights and reproductive rights are under attack—to name a few of the things that make it hard to remain hopeful. But despair is not an option; our tradition can help us refuel, recharge, and reframe. It can provide perspectives that sustain us as we take on this hard work.
We’ll unlock and unfold together the wisdom of our tradition so that it can speak to us and to the issues of our day and help us move from exhaustion and despair to a place of hope and action.
Rabbi Sonia Saltzman, a member of Temple Emanuel, has been teaching Torah in the Boston area since stepping down from the pulpit as senior tabbi at Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline in 2018. She also served as the rabbi of Sha’arei Shalom, Ashland, from 2008-2011. Rabbi Saltzman was part of the first graduating class at the Rabbinical School at Hebrew College. Prior to entering the rabbinate, Rabbi Saltzman worked in the field of microfinance at Accion International as head of the financial services department, extending credit to small businesses in the developing world. Rabbi Saltzman is a graduate of Tufts University and holds a Master’s degree in international affairs (Columbia University) and a Master’s degree in bible and Jewish thought (Brandeis University). She is excited to be teaching this class, which joins her experience in social justice work with her love of Jewish texts and traditions.
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