Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 7:00 – 10:00 pm | Free | Register
Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills

Feed your mind and spirit at The Feast of Jewish Learning, the Peninsula’s largest Jewish learning event. This year’s theme – Toward a More Perfect Union: Jews & America – explores a set of topics on the minds of many of us: our relationship, as Jews, with our country.

What are our responsibilities as citizens? How should we respond if we feel democratic institutions are threatened? How are current political “tribal” divisions in the country affecting our Jewish community? What responsibility does our Jewish community have?

In the 19th century, Lithuanian poet Y.L. Gordon stated that the modern Jew must be a “citizen on the street and a Jew at home,” meaning that we observe Jewish practice in the privacy of our own homes, but we leave our Jewish identities behind in the public square. By the turn of the 21st century, American Jews were comfortable exerting their Jewish identities in advocating for Jewish causes and interests in public. How do Jews fit into the America of 2019? Join our community’s best and brightest teachers and scholars as we explore how Jews and America can form a More Perfect Union.

Rabbis Jeremy Morrison and Peretz Wolf-Prusan will be teaching for Lehrhaus.

The Feast of Jewish Learning is sponsored by Lehrhaus, Jewish LearningWorks, JCRC, American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Community Federation, and the Jewish organizations of the South Peninsula.