The Global Day of Jewish Learning brings the Jewish people together once a year to celebrate our shared Jewish text through community-based learning.
The guiding values of the Global Day of Jewish Learning are: fostering Jewish unity, empowering individuals through increased Jewish knowledge, and creating meaningful shared experiences.
Date: Sunday, Nov 17, 2019
Location: JCC Manhattan
Format: 50 minute concurrent classes (10 min breaks in between)
This year’s theme is “Speaking Volumes”. From ancient arguments to modern meanings, from raising our voices to remaining silent, explore how and why words matter.
Words have power. They can create, they can harm or heal, they can explain or they can obscure. Even our silences can speak volumes. This year, communities around the world will join together to discuss words and their impact on our lives, using Jewish texts as a starting point for conversations.
Explore the power of words by asking questions like:
- Do words have the power to affect the world around us?
- How can we learn through disagreements?
- What can Jewish texts teach us about how our words can hurt others?
- How is silence a form of speech?
- What can we learn about our relationships from the names we use?
More details to come …
Recordings of sessions will be available online after the program.
Not in NYC? Find a Global Day Event in Your Area” that would link to TheGlobalDay.ORG
Past Presenters (2018)
- Rabbinic Intern Sarah Brammer-Shlay (SAJ)
- Joseph Eskin (Kehilat Hadar)
- Prof. Steven Fine (Yeshiva University)
- Rabbi Jonah Geffen (Congregation Shaare Zedek)
- Joseph Gindi (American Jewish World Service)
- Shayna Golkow (Park Avenue Synagogue)
- Rabbi Yonah Hain (Columbia/Barnard Hillel)
- Shira Hecht-Koller (Drisha)
- Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky (Ansche Chesed)
- Judy Klitsner (Pardes)
- Rabbi Lori Koffman (Central Synagogue)
- Rabbi Adina Lewittes (Congregation B’nai Jeshurun)
- Rabbi Eryn London (Yeshivat Maharat)
- Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson (T’ruah)
- Rabbi Mike Moskowitz (Congregation Beit Simchat Torah)
- Rabbi Sarah Mulhern (Shalom Hartman Institute of North America)
- Rabbi Daniel Nevins (Jewish Theological Seminary)
- Professor Gary Rendsburg (Rutgers University)
- Rabbi Mira Rivera (Romemu)
- Rabbi Ezra Seligsohn (Yeshivat Chovevei Torah)
- Alexandra Stein and Rena Branson (Avodah)
- Rabbi Ethan Tucker (Hadar)