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Speakers Series

February 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MST

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until April 11, 2019


On Thursdays, the EVJCC’s Open Beit Midrash hosts a speaker series featuring community leaders speaking on a variety of topics. The presentation starts at 11 a.m. and is followed by a kosher lunch. On March 21, there will be a Purim party from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost is $14 per lecture ($120 for all 10 sessions). There is no meeting on Feb. 7.

Reservations are required: 480-897-0588 or webbc@evjcc.org.

Speakers and topics

Jan. 31: Rabbi Michael Beyo: How Jesus is Portrayed in the Talmud and the historical context and consequences

Feb. 7: No Open Beit Midrash

Feb. 14: Jordan Mishlove, AIPAC: Israel’s Defense Systems

Feb. 21: Andre Ivory, The Content of Character: What Judaism Says About How We Should Act

Feb. 28: Rabbi Michael Beyo, EVJCC: History of the Jewish Hat

March 7: Rabbi Elana Kanter, The New Shul: A Ghetto  Wedding

March 14: Kelly Harris, NowGen: The Jewish Millennial

March 21: Purim Experience, including festive meal and performance by the Improvables.  (11 a.m.-1 p.m.)

March 28: Jeffrey Schesnol, Arizona Jewish Historical Society: Celebration: The Essence of How and Why We Celebrate Jewish Holidays

April 4: Rabbi Shimi Ash, Chabad Jewish Center of Gilbert: A Kabbalistic Passover: Experience True Freedom on Seder Night

April 11: Rabbi Laibel Blotner, Chabad of Mesa: Reincarnation in Judaism

Schedule is subject to change.


February 14, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm