Save the Date:
Rabbi Barry Friedman’s classes on Christian Anti-Semitism begin on Monday, October 4th at II:00am on Zoom
Over the course of five weeks, we will study the sentiment of anti-Judaism and anti-Jews built into the very fabric of the Christian faith. We will examine erroneous assumptions regarding the Jewish historical context of the first century and how these erroneous assumptions have colored the Christian interpretation of the Gospels; the history of anti-Jewish thought in the Christian Scriptures and in Church thought; how the Jews, as a whole, are portrayed in Christian sacred literature and ideology as “Christ killers”; how the Jews fared under Christian political power; the role of the Church in the Holocaust; what Vatican II accomplished; and what remains to be done.
Regardless of your level of Jewish knowledge, there are exciting learning opportunities at Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah. From Jewish cooking to text study, from learning about Jews in far flung lands to learning about the siddur (and so much more), Adult Education strives to bring a variety of programming to our congregation to satisfy the diverse learning interests of our members. Joining a class is a great way to feel connected to your shul community.
Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah has established a relationship with the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning. Check out the Melton School website for more information.
You can always call the synagogue office at 847.256.1213 with your questions or suggestions. We look forward to learning with you.