Generations: A Family’s Journeys
A family journey of three generations – Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – led to the formation of a nation of people called the Children of Israel. We’ll look at how the paths of the patriarchs diverged, how their lives connected with the Land of Israel, and explore the meanings of their multi-generational saga.
Jonah: A Story of Many Journeys
Travel through the Book of Jonah by following the journeys of some lesser known characters. In this close reading, we will examine literary and artistic interpretations of the text.
Journey into the Unknown
What does it mean to set out on a journey without knowing the destination? Meet Abram (Abraham) who is commanded to “go forth!” and does just that. We will explore what this passage of the Bible may reveal about journeys and progress.
The Journey of Our Names
Names are significant, and carry promises and challenges. Our own names embody aspirations – hopes that our families have for us and that we have for ourselves. We will look at how some biblical characters transform when their names change, and trace the journeys of some modern examples.
The Making of a Wandering People
How can a nation or a people exist in diaspora? We will explore how the experience of exile has shaped the Jewish people, from biblical times to the present day.
The Stops Along the Way
When we go on a journey, our horizons are broadened, and we gain new insights into the world. Is it any wonder that we use journeys as a metaphor for life? We will look closely at texts that tell of journeys and paths and finding ways these ancient stories can inform our present-day behaviors.
Registration, at 9:30-10am with coffee and snack
Registration: $10 in advance
At Door: $18