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    Was it Love? Romantic (and other) Relationships in the Jewish Tradition

    A 6-session online course with Elliot Glassenberg

    When: Thursday, 9/1/2022 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

    Session dates: Thursdays, 9/1/2022 - 10/6/2022, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

    Where: Online


    Join us for an exploration of some of the most famous (and infamous) relationships in the Jewish tradition.

    We will explore the topic in 6 sessions, focusing on a couple (or more) in each session. For each couple, we'll ask: What exactly was the nature of their relationship? Did they truly love each other? What is love, anyway? What can we learn—and not learn—from the relationships of the Jewish tradition about our own relationships, romantic and otherwise?

    Sessions include:

    • Session 1 (September 1): Adam and Eve 
    • Session 2 (September 8): Abraham and Sarah (and Hagar)
    • Session 3 (September 15): Jacob and Rachel, and Leah
    • Session 4 (September 22): David and Jonathan
    • Session 5 (September 29): Rabbi Akiva and Rachel
    • Session 6 (October 6): Tevye and Golde
    The course will take place online via Zoom and will be led by Elliot Glassenberg.

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC Elliot Vaisrub Glassenberg is a Senior Educator at BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change in Israel. He's an American-Canadian-Israeli queer Jewish activist, co-chair of the Israeli chapter of Right Now: Advocates for African Asylum Seekers in Israel and was serving as Shaliach for Habonim Dror Olami in Chicago.

    This program is offered through a partnership between the Oshman Family JCC and BINA, an Israeli nonprofit that combines Jewish learning, social action and community building. BINA's international programs include opportunities to live, study, explore, teach and volunteer in Israel. Sign up for updates directly from BINA here.

    Scholarship support is available; please contact Ethan Prager.

    Thursdays, September 1–October 6
    10:00–11:15 AM
    Online via Zoom
    Contact: Ethan Prager | [email protected]


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