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Partnership in Eretz Yisrael (Torat Olam – Aretz)

Partnership in Eretz Yisrael (Torat Olam – Aretz)

Partnership in Eretz Yisrael takes and demands many facets - partners on the ground, partners across borders, partners in America. We will explore these elements and their complexities through monthly cohort-based learning groups that will generally meet on 2nd or 4th Tuesday evenings. Each of the 4 groups will be led by Adas clergy and outside facilitators. A closing siyyum will be held on June 12 for all group participants to gather together. Please read through the cohort group options below, and select the one that you would like to join.

Please choose one cohort.



Conversations L’Shem Shamayim *GROUP FULL
with Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt & Rabbi Shira Stutman *Time and Dates TBD
This group will be formed around individuals who have lots of Israel experience, knowledge and passion, but want to engage productively with those who embody deeply different narratives. Group size limited.


Hartman iEngage
with Rabbi Elianna Yolkut
Tuesdays, In-Person @ 7:30pm, 11/30, 12/21, 1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24, 6/7
Merging a brand new Hartman curriculum, Foundations,  focusing on homeland, diaspora and their intersection in Jewish thought with the popular iEngage series participants will explore the meaning of homeland and diaspora, peace and conflict in Israeli/Palestinian reality through a Jewish lens and the multiplicity of values that animate our attitudes and actions. Group size limited.

Book Club 
with Rabbi Aaron Alexander
Tuesdays, Virtually @ 12pm, 11/9, 12/14, 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12, 5/10
Over the course of the year we’ll explore, discuss, and partner in understanding foundational pieces of literature, philosophy, analysis and narrative covering a broad range of authors, from Early Zionists, to Palestinian storytellers, & modern day scholars. Group size limited.

*Books to be purchased or Checked out of library by participants:

  1. Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth (Noa Tishby)
  2. Can We Talk About Israel?: A Guide for the Curious, Confused, and Conflicted (Daniel Sokatch)
  3. Jerusalem 1913: The Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict (Amy Marcus) 
  4. In This Place Together: A PALESTINIAN'S JOURNEY TO COLLECTIVE LIBERATION (PENINA EILBERG-SCHWARTZ and SULAIMAN KHATIB)
  5. The Wondering Jew: Israel and the Search for Jewish Identity (Micah Goodman) 
  6. Apeirogon: A novel (Colum McCann)
  7. The Hilltop (Assaf Gavron) 
  8. Dancing Arabs (Sayed Kashua)

101 Class *GROUP FULL
with Rabbi Sarah Krinsky
Thursdays, Virtually @ 12pm, 11/11, 12/9, *Tue 1/11, 2/10, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12
If you’ve always wanted to enter the conversation, but haven’t known where to start, this is for you. We will delve thoughtfully into the historical movements, pivotal events, and foundational ideas from the last 150 years that brought us to this current moment. Group size limited.

Sat, October 23 2021 17 Cheshvan 5782