RECONSIDERING THE CONCEPT OF ‘CHOSENNESS’ IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY






Sunday, October 29th, 3-5 PM
Friends Meeting House
4401 York Avenue S, Minneapolis

  This program begins with the Twin Cities premiere of The Chosen People? A Film About Jewish Identity by independent filmmaker Josh Gippin. The film features interviews with Jewish scholars and exchanges revealing a range of affirmations, questions, and challenges to the notion of the Jews as “the chosen people.”

Following the screening, a panel of five Reconstructionist Rabbis will wrestle with this question: in the context of events like Charlottesville and the shooting of Philando Castile, does the idea of “chosen-ness” make it harder or easier for Jews to engage in today’s critical dialogues about cultural and religious pluralism, equality and racism?

Our rabbinic panel includes Rabbi Sharon Stiefel,
Rabbi Jeffrey Schein, Rabbi Debra Rappaport,
 Rabbi Heidi Waldmann, and Rabbi Shalom Reznik-Bell.

 Sponsored by Mayim Rabim Congregation, Hineni: Adult Jewish Learning    and Contemplative Practices, and the Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood



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