June 14, 2021 - June 15, 2021, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
A Wandering People: Jewish Journeys, Real and Imagined
As the pandemic surged and forced us into our homes, many of us dreamed with a new intensity of being elsewhere. For Jews throughout the ages, the promises and perils of travel have been central to shaping the individual and collective experience. Notions of home and homeland have been redefined by Jewish wandering. Drawing on literary, spiritual, and historical sources and responses, JTS scholars will explore what happens when Jews—whether by force or voluntarily, whether in reality or in the imagination—travel from one place to another.
June 7 to August 23 on Mondays 2:00-3:30pm ET, followed by an open Zoom session for our congregation to reflect on the lecture with each other and with Rabbi Spitzer when she is available.