To Be a Jew in the Free World: Jewish Identity Through the Lens of Modern History


*** A New JLI Course Written by Rabbi Aaron
What was it like for our ancestors to say goodbye to the shtetl, to set out to discover new lives for
themselves, along with all of the liberties the free world had to offer? At the dawn of the
enlightenment, how did our parents adapt their Judaism to the developments of a modern age?
And what can we learn from their struggles to connect deeply with our own Jewish identities?
This fascinating Jewish Learning Institute course, written by Rabbi Aaron, will give you the
opportunity to make sense of your personal Jewishness; it will help you overcome perceived
incompatibilities between Judaism and modern society; and it will provide you with the clarity and
conviction to pass on a legacy of Jewish pride to the next generation. Please click here for a short
preview of the course.
In Raleigh- Six classes beginning Sunday, February 2nd: Class runs from 10am-11:30 am.
Instructor: Rabbi Shmuel Berman.

In Raleigh- Six Classes Beginning Tuesday, February 4th: Class runs from 7:30pm-9:00pm.
Instructor: Rabbi Yisroel Cotlar

In Cary-Six classes beginning Wedensday, February 5th: Class runs from 7:30pm-9:00pm.

Instructor: Rabbi Yisroel Cotlar (at Chamber of Commerce building)

Course Fee:$90. Discounts for Sha'arei members and Sunday School families.

Note: If you will miss a class you can attend one of the other two to make it up

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