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    The Digital Shtetl: New Jews and New Judaisms

    Online with Rabbi Juan Mejía

    When: Sunday, 3/15/2020 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    Where: Online

    This event will take place online via Zoom

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    Juan Mejia has been a "digital rabbi" for the past ten years. Having grown up Catholic in Colombia, his Jewish journey began when he discovered his family's pre-Inquisition Jewish roots. Eventually, after he officially converted to Judaism, he was ordained as a rabbi through the Conservative movement, and began working—via the internet and in Spanish—with Latin Americans, some with Jewish roots and some without, who wanted to become Jewish.

    Who could possibly be better, then, to talk with about the opportunities and the limitations of Judaism on the web as we enter a period of "social distancing" in which in-person Jewish events may be few and far between.   

    Join Rabbi Juan Mejía in a conversation with Dan Libenson of Judaism Unbound, as they discuss the changing nature of the "Who Is a Jew?" debate, and even the "What is Judaism?" debate in this new digital age.

    Juan Mejía, Rabbi in residence of B'chol Lashon, holds a degree in philosophy from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and a master's degree in Jewish civilization from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was ordained in 2009 by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York.

    If you are interested in learning more about Juan Mejía and his work, click here to listen to a podcast episode of Judaism Unbound.

    Part of the Architects of the Jewish Future Series. More details


    Sunday, March 15
    5:00–6:30 PM
    Contact: Zoe Jick | (650) 223-8756 | [email protected] 



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