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Videostreamed Lifelong Learning

Past Sessions
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3 Shevat 5780 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 25 Tevet 5780 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 18 Tevet 5780 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11 Tevet 5780 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The community is welcome to join our video learning group. Free. Contact Nancy Kaplan at for more information.
January 8 – a Hanukkah webinar led by Elana Stein Hain, Director of Faculty for the Shalom Hartman Institute, examining how one of the core themes of Hanukkah reveals deep divergence between Rabbinic and Greco-Roman thought about power and ethics.
January 15 – “Remembering Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel” on his 47th yahrzeit (18 Tevet) – a short video featuring his daughter Prof. Susannah Heschel sharing memories of her father, followed by a screening of Rabbi Heschel’s inspiring interview (conducted by Carl Stern of NBC News), which was taped a few weeks before Rabbi Heschel passed away in Dec. 1972.

January 22 – “American Jews and Their Politics: Origins, Agendas, and Debates” featuring Prof. Howard Lupovitch – Starting this week, we will videostream his most recent Beth Ahm lecture series, presented in July 2019. This week, “Part 1: “American Jews and the Debate over Slavery.”
If you are interested in this lecture but are not able to attend our videostreaming session and discussion, you can use this link to watch it at your convenience on your home computer:
January 29 - “American Jews and Their Politics: Origins, Agendas, and Debates” featuring Prof. Howard Lupovitch. This week, part 2 in the series: “The Quiet Conservatism of the American Jewish Community.”
Join us for thought-provoking videostreamed lifelong Jewish learning on an array of topics, including Jewish history, philosophy, art, culture and politics. We will be watching videorecorded lectures by Prof. Howard Lupovitch, Prof. Henry Abramson, scholars from the Shalom Hartman Institute, Valley Beit Midrash, JTS, ELI Talks, and more. Each week’s video is followed by brief informal discussion facilitated by Nancy Kaplan.
Drop In & Learn has been running at Beth Ahm every week, all year-round, for more than 10 years. Feel free to invite friends in the community who might be interested in attending. All are welcome. For more information, contact Nancy by phone (248) 737-1931, text (248) 390-4294 or e-mail
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