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Saturday, January 19 • 9:00pm - 10:15pm
Toward a New Stage of Partnership in the Jewish Covenant: Projecting a New Era in Judaism

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At Judaism’s core is tikkun olam, facilitated through the covenant/brit between God and humanity and between the generations to carry on the repair until Earth is made into a paradise. This partnership has been renewed twice (biblical and rabbinic Judaism), and each time the Divine self-limits and calls humans to take more responsibility for the outcome. We are beginning a third stage of partnership, ushered in by the Holocaust and creation of the state of Israel. God is totally present but completely hidden and calls humans to take full responsibility for realizing messianic goals. What will Judaism look like in the next millennium? We will explore an expanded holiness found mainly in the secular realm and new institutions that appear secular but hold hidden holiness. Classic structures (synagogue and family) will survive, even flourish, but will expand their parameters and bring in new leadership and levels of participation.

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Blu Greenberg

Blu Greenberg has been active in Jewish feminism since the early 1970s. She is founder and first president of JOFA (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance), has participated extensively in interfaith work, and has long addressed injustice in Jewish divorce law. She serves on the board... Read More →
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Yitz Greenberg

Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg has served in the Orthodox Rabbinate, academia, and Jewish communal life. A pioneer in Holocaust education and commemoration as well as in the Jewish Christian dialogue which sought to revise theology in light of the Shoah, he has written extensively... Read More →

Saturday January 19, 2019 9:00pm - 10:15pm PST